Lot 523 of 541:
Journal of the Brig Commerce  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$120
Estimate:
$10 - $100

Title:
A Journal, Comprising an Account of the Loss of the Brig Commerce, of Hartford, (Con.) James Riley, Master, Upon the Western Coast of Africa, August 26th, 1815; Also of the Slavery and Sufferings of the Author and the Rest of the Crew, Upon the Desert of Zahara, in the Years 1815, 1816, 1817; With Accounts of the Manners, Customs, and Habits of the Wandering Arabs; Also, a Brief Historical and Geographical View of the Continent of Africa
Author:
Robbins, Archibald
Place:
Hartford, CT
Publisher:
Silas Andrus
Date:
1819
Description:

275 pp. Folding copper-engraved map. (12mo) modern cloth-backed boards. Tenth Edition.

Early edition of this popular first-person account of the wreck of the Brig Commerce and subsequent enslavement of its crew. First published in 1837 with this tenth edition being just two years later. Without the folding map.

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Condition:
Binding lightly worn; foxing; very good.
 
Item number:
270991a
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