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Sketches of Algiers, Political, Historical, Civil .
Boston: Cummings, Hilliard, and Company, 1826 - First edition. 8vo. pp. viii, 310; very good in contemporary half calf gilt by Smith, slightly rubbed. Bound in with this copy are two plans of Algiers taken from contemporary newspapers. Shaler served as joint commissioner with Commodore Stephen Decatur in the negotiation of the US-Algiers Treaty of 1815. He remained in Algiers as the US consul-general until 1828 except for a one-year leave of absence from April 1821 until the summer of 1822. His Sketches of Algiers contains remarkably accurate observations of the country, its government, and its history during his residence there. The book is said to have served as a guide to the French expedition of 1830. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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