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...A letter documenting the initial stages of Lady Hester Stanhope's well-chronicled sojourn east, while her plans were yet in their infancy, it relates her motives for departure, offering a programmatic rationale for her eventual residence...
...Addressed by Khalil, the Governor of Tripoli (Lebanon), to ‘my brother’ and using a salutation usually reserved for the Sultan (presumably Murad IV), this letter concerns the English consul in Tripoli, seeking the sultan’s permission...
...A series of three letters by Capitan Pasha Hüseyin, High Admiral of the Turkish fleet, probably written by a secretary, but stamped with his own seal, addressing thanks to Admiral Lord Keith, currently commanding the British fleet...
...The work is dedicated to Admiral Robert Stopford, under whose command Hunter saw action in the Anglo-Egyptian War in Syria in 1840. It includes accounts of the taking of Gebail, Tripoli and Tyre, the storming of Sidon, the battle...
...An extraordinary account concerning the appraisal and rescue by Portuguese fishermen of an English ship, the ‘Swift', held captive by a rebellious Genoese sailor off the coast of Gibraltar. On her return voyage to London from southern...
...Referring to 'our friend the king of Great Britain', Khalil, the Governor of Tripoli (Lebanon), assures the recipient that the newly appointed English consul there will be able to work in peace and that members of his consulate...
...Illuminated border in upper and side margins, fourteen lines written in an elegant scribal hand in brown ink with initial letters in liquid gold; large initial letter 'C' and baluster-shaped capitals in first line, and border of symmetrical...