The voyages and adventures of Captain Robert Boyle in several parts of the world. Intermixed with the story of Miss Villars, an English lady, with whom he made his surprising escape from Barbary. Likewise including the history of an Italian captive, and the life of Don Pedro Aquilio, &c. Full of various and amazing turns of fortune.
Walpole, New Hampshire: Printed by David Carlisle for Thomas & Thomas, 1799. 12mo. iv, 5-244 pp. Later edition. Contemporary tree-calf, rebacked, new spine label and endpapers; interior browning due to the quality of the paper, with one small tear on the lower corner of leaf C5 with loss of some letters. Item #14996
Later edition of this classic work, a scarce New Hampshire imprint. This inventive work of fiction has been attributed to several different authors, including Benjamin Victor and Daniel Defoe. It contains a series of stories in which each new one is prompted by a character and/or situation from the previous one. First printed in London in 1726, early editions included a description of Philadelphia, believed to be authentic according to Cox and Sabin. Later editions did away with this passage.