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PHILIPS, George.

The present state of Tangier...

to which is added the present state of Algiers

Stock Code
102486
London, printed for Henry Herringman, at the sign of the Anchor in the lower walk of the New Exchange, 1676
£3,000

Scarce, with only a handful of copies appearing at auction. George Philips (ý1599-1696), was employed as secretary to George O'Brien, Second Earl Inchiquin, then Governor of Tangier. His account is in part a propaganda attempt on behalf of his master, with his descriptions of plentiful livestock, fruits and vegetables designed to counter the contemporary reports of the deprivations caused by the Spain's renewal of its embargo on the city in mid-1670s.

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Description

First edition. 12mo, 2 parts in 1 vol., licence leaf at beginning, divisional titles, early ink ownership inscription to title, contemporary sheep, neatly and sympathetically rebacked, light wear to extremities, rubbed, an excellent copy.

Bibliography

Wing P24A

Stock ID:102486

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