Letters Written During A Ten Year's Residence At the Court Of Tripoli; Published From the Originals In The Possession Of the Family Of The Late Richard Tully, Esq.; The British Consul: Comprising Authentic Memoirs and Anecdotes Of The Reigning Bashaw, His Family, And Other Persons Of Distinction; Also, An Account Of The Domestic Manners Of the Moors, Arabs, And Turks. Richard Tully.

Letters Written During A Ten Year's Residence At the Court Of Tripoli; Published From the Originals In The Possession Of the Family Of The Late Richard Tully, Esq.; The British Consul: Comprising Authentic Memoirs and Anecdotes Of The Reigning Bashaw, His Family, And Other Persons Of Distinction; Also, An Account Of The Domestic Manners Of the Moors, Arabs, And Turks

London: Henry Colburn, 1819. Third edition. Hardcover. 375, 396 pages. 21 x 14 cm. Seven hand-colored aquatints, one folding engraved map of the Regencies of Tripoly and Tunis. This third edition with more plates than the two previous editions. Commentary with more than a hint of Colonial superiority -- "it gives such sketches of human weakness and vice, the effects of ambition, avarice, envy, and intrigue, as will seem scarcely credible to the mind of an European." List of The Royal Family of Tripoli. Appendix and Index. ABBEY TRAVEL 301. TOOLEY 494. Bookplates, plates and text generally clean, title page of volume one lightly foxed, boards rubbed, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt. Contemporary three quarter black morocco and marbled boards, matching endpapers. 2 Vols. Very good. Item #19933

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