1817 Narrative of Commerce Shipwreck James Riley Arabs Morocco Africa FAMOUS

RILEY, James

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“My aim [of this Narrative] has been merely to record, in plain and unvarnished language, scenes in which I was a principal actor, of real and heart-appalling distresses.”

– James Riley, Narrative

 

A rare early printing of Captain James Riley’s account of the shipwreck of the American ship Commerce.

 

In 1815, James Riley survived a disastrous shipwreck and was enslaved by Arabs in Morocco. Two years later, Riley published the first iteration of this book, and it became an instant favorite to many readers…including President Abraham Lincoln! It includes incredible engravings depicting the famed adventures!

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1817 Narrative of Commerce Shipwreck James Riley Arabs Morocco Africa FAMOUS

 

“My aim [of this Narrative] has been merely to record, in plain and unvarnished language, scenes in which I was a principal actor, of real and heart-appalling distresses.”

– James Riley, Narrative

 

A rare early printing of Captain James Riley’s account of the shipwreck of the American ship Commerce.

In 1815, James Riley survived a disastrous shipwreck and was enslaved by Arabs in Morocco. Two years later, Riley published the first iteration of this book, and it became an instant favorite to many readers…including President Abraham Lincoln! It includes incredible engravings depicting the famed adventures!

 

Item number: #10956

Price: $550

RILEY, James

An authentic narrative of the loss of the American brig Commerce : wrecked on the western coast of Africa in the month of August 1815 : with an account of the sufferings of her surviving officers and crew, who were enslaved by the wandering Arabs, on the great African desart, or Zahahrah

Hartford [U.S.] : Published by the Author, 1817.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages

o   xiv, 460, xxxiv

o   9 engraved plates

  • References: Sabin 71397;
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~8.5in X 5.5in (22cm x 14cm)

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Categories

Americana, American History

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

RILEY, James

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete