1818 Capt Paddock Shipwreck of OSWEGO Africa Slave Trade Slavery Arab Pirates

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A rare 1st English edition of the story of shipwreck of the Oswego!

The Oswego was a ship of 260 tons, of Hudson, New York. Captain Paddock sailed in her from New York for Cork on January 8, 1800, with a crew of thirteen. From Cork the Oswego> sailed for the Cape Verde Islands to pick up salt and skins for New York, but the ship was caught in an east-running current and struck on the coast of Morocco, near Cape Hun, on April 3, 1800. The crew was soon captured by Arabs, and separated, but Captain Paddock and some companions were soon taken to Mogador and ransomed there, about May 17, 1801. He had some difficulty in getting passage back to the United States, but eventually arrived home at Hudson on December 1, 1801.

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1818 Capt Paddock Shipwreck of OSWEGO Africa Slave Trade Slavery Arab Pirates

A rare 1st English edition of the story of shipwreck of the Oswego!

The Oswego was a ship of 260 tons, of Hudson, New York. Captain Paddock sailed in her from New York for Cork on January 8, 1800, with a crew of thirteen. From Cork the Oswego> sailed for the Cape Verde Islands to pick up salt and skins for New York, but the ship was caught in an east-running current and struck on the coast of Morocco, near Cape Hun, on April 3, 1800. The crew was soon captured by Arabs, and separated, but Captain Paddock and some companions were soon taken to Mogador and ransomed there, about May 17, 1801. He had some difficulty in getting passage back to the United States, but eventually arrived home at Hudson on December 1, 1801.

Main author: Judah Paddock

Title: A narrative of the shipwreck of the ship Oswego, on the coast of South Barbary, : and of the sufferings of the master and the crew while in bondage among the Arabs; interspersed with numerous remarks upon the country and its inhabitants, and concerning the peculiar perils of that coast.

Published: New York : Published by Captain James Riley, 1818.

Language: English

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  • 1st English edition

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Binding: tight and secure leather binding;

Pages: complete with all 186 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such

Publisher: New York : Published by Captain James Riley, 1818.

Size: ~8.5in X 5in (21.5cm x 12.5cm)

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Categories

Asia, Africa, & Middle Eastern

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

Judah Paddock

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Good

Collation

Complete