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    American Sailor Shipwrecked and Enslaved on the Barbary Coast

    Robert Adams. The Narrative of Robert Adams, a Sailor, Who was Wrecked on the Western Coast of Africa, in the Year 1810, was Detained Three Years in Slavery by the Arabs of the Great Desert, and Resided Several Months in the City of Tombuctoo. London: John Murray, 1816.

    First edition. Quarto. xxxix, 231. Folding map frontispiece.

    Contemporary morocco over marbled boards. Raised bands. Leather title label with gilt lettering on spine. Some crumbing to the leather of the spine. Rear joint cracked. Front joint and hinge broken, board held by binding cords. Covers worn. Internally fresh with very minor foxing. Bookplate of previous owner. Overall, a very good copy. From the Professor John Ralph Willis Collection of Rare Africana.

    Gay, 1518.


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