Algiers; by BARTON, Perceval, Lord (1808-1840).

BARTON, Perceval, Lord (1808-1840).

Algiers; With Notices of the Neighbouring States of Barbary. London, Whittaker, 1835.

First edition. In two volumes, 12mo (205 x 130 mm), I: pp. [xii], 320, with lithographed frontispiece, II: pp. [viii], 308, with engraved folding map, a few outer edges unopened, all uncut, first couple of leaves a bix foxed, slight offsetting from map and plate, in publisher’s cloth, blind-stamped, extremities and spine a bit sunned and soiled.

The first edition of this ethnographic compilation on Algiers and Barbary, written by Perceval Barton, physician of the East India Company. It includes chapters on the history, geography and inhabitants of the territory, with sections on Moors, Arabs, Negroes, Jews and Kolooglies, as well as another on the diseases he had encountered there, and the medical treatments he had employed.

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