TULLY, Richard

Narrative of a ten years' residence at Tripoli


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 memoirs 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.
Colburn, London 1817

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Narrative of a ten years' residence at Tripoli

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Best edition omitting the aqueduct plate but containing 3 extra hand-coloured plates not in the first edition. Written by the sister, or sister-in-law of Richard Tully, British Consul at Tripoli 1783-93, the work is particularly valuable for its details of family life in the seraglio. Tully’s females relatives were on intimate terms with the Bashaw’s family and were admitted into all the life of the seraglio. One of the most important accounts of life in Tripoli in the eighteenth century.


Second edition. 4to., xiii, [iii], 376pp., engraved folding map of the Regencies of Tripoly, 7 hand-coloured aquatint plates by R. Havell, contemporary calf gilt, rebacked preserving original red label, recornered, a very good clean copy.


Abbey Travel 299 (note); Atabey 1241; Blackmer 1682; Prideaux p354; Tooley 494. cf. Ashby & Playfair, 143 (1st ed.).


Stock ID: 97047