Travels in England, France, Spain, and the Barbary States, in the Years 1813-14 and 15: Noah, ... Travels in England, France, Spain, and the Barbary States, in the Years 1813-14 and 15: Noah, ... Travels in England, France, Spain, and the Barbary States, in the Years 1813-14 and 15: Noah, ... Travels in England, France, Spain, and the Barbary States, in the Years 1813-14 and 15: Noah, ...

Travels in England, France, Spain, and the Barbary States, in the Years 1813-14 and 15

Noah, Mordecai M.

Published by Kirk and Mercein, London, 1819
Condition: vg Hardcover
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Quarto. vi (i), 431, xlvii pp. Frontispiece engraving with tissue guard plus 4 b/w engraved plates, one of them a fold-out panorama view of the fortress Goletta near Tunis (complete). Modern three quarter crushed black leather over decorative green cloth with gilt ruling on cover and gilt lettering on spine; raised bands. Top edge gilt. Green cloth endpapers. Ribbon marker. Noah came from a noted Jewish family in Charleston. In 1813 he was appointed consul to Tunis with instructions to negotiate the release of some Americans held prisoners by Algerian pirates. After two years, and much travel, he returned to his country. "Always strongly attached to his own people [Noah] desired to establish a colony for the oppression of all nations. Accordingly, in 1825, with imposing ceremonies, he laid the cornerstone of 'Ararat, a City of Refuge' which he hoped to establish on Grand Island in the Niagara River. Though the project came to naught, it affords an interesting commentary upon an otherwise practical mind." (D.A.B. Rosenbach 205). Ex Libris of Horace White on inside cover. 3 1/2" oval segment missing from edge of title page not affecting the text. Light to moderate foxing throughout. Some pages uncut. Binding and interior in overall very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 35520

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Title: Travels in England, France, Spain, and the ...

Publisher: Kirk and Mercein, London

Publication Date: 1819

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:vg

Edition: First edition.

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