The Middy and the Moors: An Algerine Story, Ballantyne, R. M. Published by James Nisbet, London, Circa 1888. 12mo up to 7½” tall., 246pp., illustrated throughout; 16pp. rear publisher advertisements. Grey blue boards with gilt, pink, blue, brown and orange illustration front and spine. Browning to endpapers and otherwise contents are in lovely condition without marks, tears of folds. Boards have minimal wear. In near fine condition.
“This little tale – which made its first appearance in the Boys’ Own Paper – is founded, to some extent, on well-known facts, and its illustrations are partly taken from drawings made on the spot by myself during a Winter’s residence in Algiers.” (Preface). “These were by no means agreeable, as may well be supposed, for he now knew that he had fallen into the hands of those pests, the Algerine pirates, who at that time infested the Mediterranean. With the thoughtlessness of youth Foster had never troubled his mind much about the piratical city of Algiers. Of course he knew that it was a stronghold on the northern coast of Africa, inhabited by Moorish rascals, who, taking advantage of their position, issued from their port and…”