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by National Book Auctions
November 18, 2012, 12:00 PM EST | Ithaca, NY, US    Live Auction

Lot 1029: James Riley AN AUTHENTIC NARRATIVE OF THE LOSS OF THE AMERICAN BRIG COMMERCE 1817 First Edition Africa Slavery Plates (213 views)

James Riley AN AUTHENTIC NARRATIVE OF THE LOSS OF THE AMERICAN BRIG COMMERCE 1817 First Edition Africa Slavery Plates
Estimate: $200 - $350
Description: Title: An Authentic Narrative of the Loss of the American Brig Commerce, Wrecked on the Western Coast of Africa, in the Month of August, 1815. With an Account of the Sufferings of the Surviving Officers and Crew, Who Were Enslaved by the Wandering Arabs of the Great African Desart, or Zahahrah; and Observations Historical, Geographical, &c. Made during the Travels of the Author, While a Slave to the Arabs, and in the Empire of Morocco. Preceded by a Brief Sketch of the Author's Life; and Concluded by a Description of the Famous City of Tombuctoo, on the River Niger, and of Another Large City, Far South of It, on the Same River, Called Wassanah; Narrated to the Author at Mogadore, by Sidi Hamet, the Arab Merchant. With an Arabic and English Vocabulary. Author: Publisher: T. & W. Mercein City: New York Year: 1817 Printing Information: First Edition Binding Style: Hardcover Pagination: xiv/554 pages plus 16 pages of glossary Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75" Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with gilt-lettered spine label. Book shows external wear, with rubbing, cracking to edges of spine, minor loss at ends of spine and corners of boards. Hinges are cracked. Front flyleaf is detached. Interior shows foxing and water markings to initial pages. Illustrated with frontispiece portrait of the author and full-page plates. Fold-out map of Africa is remarkably well preserved. Contains an Arab and English vocabulary at rear of volume. For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
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Lot 1029: James Riley AN AUTHENTIC NARRATIVE OF THE LOSS OF THE AMERICAN BRIG COMMERCE 1817 First Edition Africa Slavery Plates
National Book Auctions
Books and Ephemera - Lennep, Autographs, Nautical, Antiques
November 18, 2012, 12:00 PM EST