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Stephens, James Wilson
An Historical and Geographical Account of Algiers; Containing a circumstantial and interesting detail of events relative to the American Captives, taken from their own testimony. Second edition.
Brooklyn: Printed by Thomas Kirk, for Alexander Brodie, 1800. 12mo, pp. 318, [6] + folding frontispiece. Contemporary tree sheep, red morocco label. Poor-quality paper somewhat toned and spotted. Rebacked in lighter calf preserving original spine label, hinges neatly relined. First published in Philadelphia in 1797, this edition comes from the first printer in Brooklyn, Thomas Kirk, and is one of the first books published there. This copy includes the scarce folding frontispiece containing a graphic depiction of 'the Manner of Bastinading'. ESTC locates less than a dozen copies in the USA and none outside. ESTC W12694.
Bookseller: McNaughtan's Bookshop [United Kingdom]
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