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STEPHENS (James Wilson)
STEPHENS (James Wilson) An Historical and Geographical Account of Algiers:  Containing a Circumstantial and Interesting Detail of Events relative to The American Captives, taken from their own testimony, Brooklyn, 1800
Second Edition, folding engraved frontis, slightly browned and offset on title, some occasional spotting, sm.8vo, contemporary sheep, neatly rebacked,
Sabin 91535 "One of the first books printed in Brooklyn". The First Edition was printed in Philadelphia in 1797. Since the War of Independence, American Merchant Ships were left to the mercy of the Algerians without benefit of protection from the British Navy.

Stock ref: 10621