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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. by  Miss Tully - First Edition - 1816 - from Paul Haynes Rare Books (SKU: biblio264)

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.

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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. Illustrated with a map and several coloured plates.

by Tully, Miss

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First edition. Printed for Henry Colburn, British and Foreign Public Library, Conduit Street, Hanover Square. London. 1816. 4to. xiii, bl., (2), 370pp. Folding map, 5 hand coloured tissue guarded plates. Later half calf, spine in six compartments with raised banding, gilt lettering and motifs, marbled boards, new endpapers. Short detachment of tissue guard and title page to base. Very occasional spotting.

Richard Tully was the British Consul at Tripoli from 1783 to 1793, and, according to the preface, these letters were written by his sister; and attributed to his sister-in-law in the second and third editions. The author's identity has always been a mystery: there is no record of a sister, nor of another female family member residing in Tripoli apart from Mr Tully's wife and two daughters. The final entry is dated April 30, 1795, Gibraltar. It reads: "Since you must have had my letters with the journal of Tripoli". Louisa Maria Tully (daughter of Richard Tully) married Alexander Simpson on 19 March 1795 in Gibraltar. Her sister, Anne, married Gaspar Gomez de la Serna Perez de Beas, having four children before his death in 1808, residing in Minorca. Both daughters were fluent in Arabic, both were intimate with the court of Tripoli, regarded as daughters of the Court. Mrs Tully may be discounted as the author as she is referred to in the third person. The first person author[s] are variably "we" or "I". I suggest that these letters were written by the Tully sisters.

Byron admitted his plagiarism of this work "by the way, much of the description of the furniture, in Canto Third, [of Don Juan] is Taken from Tully's Tripoli (pray note this). Remember I never meant to conceal this at all."

Abbey Travel 299 Blackmer 1052

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Bookseller Inventory #
biblio264
Title
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.
Author
Tully, Miss
Book condition
Used - See description and photos
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Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Printed for Henry Colburn, British and Foreign Public Library
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1816
Keywords
Travel, Africa, Tripoli, Libya, Plates
Bookseller catalogs
Travel and Exploration; Pioneering Women; Africa; Christmas gift ideas; Fine Bindings;
Size
4to

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