SUTHERLAND, James. A Narrative of the Loss of His Majesty's Ship the Litchfield, Captain Barton, on the Coast of Africa. With an Account of the Sufferings of the Captain and the Surviving Part of the Crew, in their Slavery under the Emperor of Marocco. To which are added, Some remarkable Particulars of the Character and Conduct of the Emperor, and a Description of the City of Morocco. In a Journal, kept by By Lieutenant James Sutherland … A New Edition. London, T. Davies, 1768.
8vo. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, spine with lettering-piece; pp. [iv], 80; wear to extremities, internally very good; contemporary engraved bookplate of St. Andrew Warde of Hooton Pagnell inside front cover.
First-hand account, written in the first person, of the shipwreck of the 50-gun Royal Navy ship HMS Litchfield under Commodore Augustus Keppel off the coast of Morocco, the subsequent enslavement of the crew who had managed to swim ashore and their release against a ransom payment. The report had appeared first in 1760, and the following year the account of the Kingdom of Morocco was added. This is the fourth appearance in print; all editions are very rare.