[TULLY, Richard]. Narrative of a Ten Years' Residence at Tripoli in Africa.
[TULLY, Richard]. Narrative of a Ten Years' Residence at Tripoli in Africa. From the original correspondence in the possession of the family of the late Richard Tully, Esq., the British Consul. Comprising Authentic Memories and Anecdotes of the reigning Bashaw, his family, and other persons of distinction; Also, an account of the domestic manners of the Moors, Arabs, and Turks. Second edition. Illustrated with a map and several coloured plates. London: Printed for Henry Colburn, sold also by J. Cumming, Dublin; and Bell and Bradfute, Edinburgh, 1817 Contemporary marbled boards with recent dark brown half-calf in the manner of the original, 4to. xiv,376pp. coloured aquatint frontispiece and 6 coloured aquatint plates, folding engraved map of the Regencies of Tripoly and Tunis, appendix of Moorish words and their translations, index.
The author was the sister-in-law of the Consul, Richard Tully, and this provides a vivid picture of North African life written in the form of letters dating from July 1783 to April 1795. The second edition was similar in text to the first edition of 1816 but had 7 coloured aquatints instead of the 5 in the first edition. The leather on the spine and corners recently replaced, new endpapers, slight spotting to verso only of frontispiece, miniscule hole in blank portion of title, a very nice copy in a smart binding with the pages crisp and unfoxed. [Playfair, Tripoli: 143] [Abbey Travel: 301].