Lot 487: Robbins Narrative of the Loss of the Brig Commerce

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Lot 487: Author: Robbins, Archibald; 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; Place Published: Rochester; Publisher: E. Peck and Company; Date Published: 1818; Description: 275 pp. Engraved folding map at rear. (12mo) 17x11 cm (6¾x4 ¼") period full calf, red leather spine label. early Edition.A popular and interesting narrative of the shipwreck and captivity of the American crew in Africa. First published by the author the prior year and going through some sixteen editions within a decade. Sabin 71738. Condition: Rubbed, piece torn from top of front free endpaper; map chipped at fore edge, creased; foxing; very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $150-250
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