The Algerine Captive; or, The Life and Adventures of Doctor Updike Underhill, Six Years a Prisoner Among the Algerines.

Publisher: Hartford: Printed by Peter E. Gleason, 1816.
Edition: Second American edition; the first was published in Walpole, New Hampshire in 1797.
Bibliographical References: BAL 20738; Wright I, 2629; American Bibliography 39136.
Condition: Edges rubbed; front hinge skillfully repaired; some foxing; lacking the rear free endpaper (but rear blank present); very good copy.
Book ID: 27856


12mo, contemporary acid sheep, red leather label, gilt rules and lettering.


¶ An interesting novel by playwright, poet and jurist Royall Tyler (1757-1826), the story of American physician Updike Underhill who signs on with a slave ship bound for Africa and witnesses the horrors of slavery first hand. Later in the narrative he writes about slavery from the opposite perspective when he is captured by the Algerines and becomes a slave himself.

Price: $350.00