9 February 2000
DUNTON, John. A True Journall of the Sally Fleet, with the Proceedings of the Voyage. London: Printed by John Dawson for Thomas Nicholes, 1637. Small 4o (170 x 132 mm). Engraved folding chart. 43 pages (light overall discoloration). Modern full crushed red morocco, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. FIRST EDITION. A first hand account of the British expedition against the pirates of Algiers, Morocco (or Sally, Salli, Sale, Slá as it was called in the 18th century) led by William Rainborow. This was one of the last overseas expeditions launched by Charles I. John Dunton was a British seaman who had been captured by Sally pirates. The folding chart shows the siege. Provenance: Boies Penrose, noted collector (bookplate); Alexander Young, British author (bookplate). STC 7357 (5 complete copies).
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