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Tanner, Benjamin 1775-1848

Works: 219 works in 556 publications in 1 language and 6,867 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Portraits  Maps  Trials, litigation, etc  Treaties  Gazetteers  Juvenile works  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Caricatures and cartoons 
Roles: Engraver, Author, Composer, Illustrator, Editor, Engineer
Classifications: Z1215, 933
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Most widely held works by Benjamin Tanner
Sufferings in Africa: Captain Riley's narrative; an authentic narrative of the loss of the American brig Commerce, wrecked on the western coast of Africa, in the month of August, 1815. With an account of the sufferings of her surviving officers and crew, who were enslaved by the wandering Arabs on the great African desart [sic] or Zahahrah, and observations historical, geographical, &c. made during the travels of the author while a slave to the Arabs, and in the Empire of Morocco by James Riley( )
11 editions published between 1817 and 1846 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Listed by Abraham Lincoln, alongside the Bible and Pilgrim's Progress, as one of the books that most influenced his life, few true tales of adventure and survival are as astonishing as this one. Shipwrecked off the western coast of North Africa in August of 1815, James Riley and his crew had no idea of the trials awaiting them as they gathered their beached belongings. They would be captured by a band of nomadic Arabs, herded across the Sahara Desert, beaten, forced to witness astounding brutalities, sold into slavery, and starved. Riley watched most of his crew die one by one, killed off by cruelty or caprice, as his own weight dropped from 240 pounds to a mere 90 at his rescue. First published in 1817, this dramatic saga soon became a national bestseller with over a million copies sold. Even today, it is rare to find a narrative that illuminates the degradations of slave existence with such brutal honesty
The works of Flavius Josephus by Flavius Josephus( )
20 editions published between 1794 and 1795 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Travels in the interior districts of Africa by Mungo Park( )
8 editions published in 1800 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mungo Park's account of his journeys into West Africa in 1795 and again in 1805 provided Europeans with their first reliable description of the interior of the continent. Though he failed in the object of his mission - to chart the course of the Niger River - he succeeded in leaving a unique record of everyday life before the exploitation of Africa by Europeans, as valuable today as it was then. His first-hand experiences of tribal justice, gold mining and the slave trade are recorded, as well as his own understated heroism, a story of courage, open-hearted friendship and betrayal
A narrative of the extraordinary adventures, and sufferings by shipwreck & imprisonment, of Donald Campbell, Esq. of Barbreck with the singular humours of his Tartar guide, Hasan Artaz : comprising the occurrences of four years and five days, in an overland journey to India. : In a series of letters to his son. : [Three lines from Young] by Donald Campbell( )
12 editions published between 1798 and 1801 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Briefly covers Donald Campbell's journey across Europe, describes his travels in the Middle East, and gives detailed descriptions of his shipwreck off the western coast of India, his capture by the forces of Hyder Ali, and his imprisonment under "Hyat Sahib", i.e. Hyat Saheb or Muhammad Ayaz Khan, the "jemadar" of Bidanore (Bidanur, the Kingdom of Keladi), with a biography of the jemadar; and after describing the death of his companion, Mr Hall, in prison, finishes with his release and return home, the British forces under General Mathews having relieved the Malabar forts
The life of Dr. Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin( )
7 editions published in 1798 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The new and complete life of our blessed Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ: that great example, as well as Saviour of mankind by Paul Wright( )
12 editions published in 1795 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The American war, from 1775 to 1783 with plans. by Charles Smith( )
6 editions published in 1797 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A treatise on fractures, luxations, and other affections of the bones by P.-J Desault( Book )
3 editions published between 1805 and 1817 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Benjamin Tanner
Tanner, .. 1775-1848
Tanner, B. 1775-1848
Tanner, B. (Benjamin), 1775-1848
Tanner, Benj 1775-1848
Tanner, Benj. (Benjamin), 1775-1848
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