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A journey to Mequinez;

the residence of the present emperor of Fez and Morocco. On the occasion of Commodore Stewart's embassy thither for the redemption of the British captives in the year 1721.

Stock Code 105751

London, Tonson, 1725

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An early English account of Morocco. Windus was the historian of a mission dispatched by George I in 1720 under Commodore Charles Stewart, to treat for a peace with the emperor of Morocco. The squadron sailed on 24 Sept. 1720, and in the following May a conference was held between the ambassador's party and the Basha Hamet Ben Ali Ben Abdallah at Tetuan. A treaty of peace, by which piracy was prohibited and the English prisoners released, was signed at Ceuta in January 1721, and Windus thereupon returned to England in Stewart's flagship, the Dover. Windus utilised the four months he spent on land in 'Barbary' to collect materials for an account of the Moors, and in 1725, with a dedication to 'James, earl of Berkley, vice-admiral of England.'

First edition; 8vo, [xxxii], 251, [x]pp., 5 folding plates, folding plan, modern calf antique, new endpapers, text lightly toned, a very good copy.

Gay 1294; Playfair, 342.
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A journey to Mequinez;

WINDUS, John.

Stock code: 105751

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