The Algerine captive; or, the life and adventures of Doctor Updike Underhill, six years a prisoner among the Algerians. Two volumes in one. Royall Tyler.
The Algerine captive; or, the life and adventures of Doctor Updike Underhill, six years a prisoner among the Algerians. Two volumes in one.

The Algerine captive; or, the life and adventures of Doctor Updike Underhill, six years a prisoner among the Algerians. Two volumes in one.

Hartford: Peter B. Gleason and Co., 1816. Second edition, 16mo, pp. viii, 9-252; full contemporary calf; red morocco label on spine; ex-William H. Hall Free Library, bookplate on front pastedown, formerly the Edgewood Public Library. Embossed stamp of the Edgewood Public Library on title page, as well as perforated stamp of the William H. Hall Free Library; special collections sticker on rear pastedown; front cover starting; upper endcap chipped down to textblock; corners rubbed; otherwise good and sound. First published anonymously in 1797, The Alergine Captive is a novel by the American jurist and playwright Royall Tyler. It follows the story of a Boston doctor who is captured from a ship off the African coast and brought to Algiers as a slave. While the story is fictional, Tyler insisted under his pseudonym that the events were autobiographical. Wright I, 2628. BAL 39136. Item #56222

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