The Life, Singular Adventures, Voyages, and Travels of Howell Ap David Price, A Native of Wales, in the Interior Part of Africa. Howell Ap David Price.

The Life, Singular Adventures, Voyages, and Travels of Howell Ap David Price, A Native of Wales, in the Interior Part of Africa

London: Milner and Sowerby.

Hardcover. Good+. Undated, c. 1850. 3.25 x 5 in. Frontis, 240 pp + 32 pp publisher's ads. Green cloth stamped in gilt on the spine. Lacks front free endpaper, else very good. Reprint of "A Genuine Account of the Life and Transactions of Howell ap David Price, Gentleman of Wales [etc]," first published in 1752. A fictional voyage, described in a Bonham's catalogue as "the extraordinary adventures of a Welsh sailor captured by French privateers, enslaved in Algeria, his escape with the wealthy Cleone, their joining of a caravan to Cairo, the loss and recovery of their jewelry from robbers, the pursuit of Cleone by another woman, a journey to Mecca, futher wranglings with slavers before the return journey to Britain during which the ship captain threatens Cleone that 'if she did not comply to be his wife... he would use her as his whore.' The author of this supposed biography eventually returns to Wales, where we leave him married with two children." This edition is most uncommon, with just one located in OCLC.

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