The Travels of Ali Bey, in Morocco, Tripoli, Cyprus, Egypt, Arabia, Syria, and Turkey, between the Years 1803 and 1807, written by himself. Illustrated by nine engravings

Philadelphia, (PA): M. Carey, 1816. First American edition (first published in London, the same year). 8vo. 2 volumes: 402, 388 pp. Illustrated with the nine engravings called for in the plate list, along with ten others, a total of 19 engravings, a portrait of the author, 16 plates and views, several folding, plan (torn, without loss), folding map (torn, repair on verso). Blackmer sale 384 (for the London, 1816 edition): "The author of this work was a Spanish traveler who disguised himself as an Arab and thereby gained access to many places throughout Asia Minor and North Africa forbidden to Christians, particularly the mosques of omar and Mecca itself. When Spain was invaded by the Napoleonic army he joined them and so was forced to withdraw with them and to reside in Paris." "American Imprints" 36782. Heavily foxed, one leaf torn through, and, despite the foxing, an attractive copy of a work usual found with only a few of its required plates. Contemporary red half-calf (rubbed) and marbled boards (rubbed, edges bumped), gilt spine title and rules, all edges yellow. (#3723). Item #57275

Price: $6,000.00

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