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Bryan EDWARDS

Histoire civile et commerciale des colonies anglaises dans les Indes Occidentales.

Paris, Dentu, imprimeur-libraire, Palais du Tribunat, galeries de bois, nš 240. An IX., 1801
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Bryan EDWARDS
Histoire civile et commerciale des colonies anglaises dans les Indes Occidentales.
Paris, Dentu, imprimeur-libraire, Palais du Tribunat, galeries de bois, nš 240. An IX., 1801

198x120 mm 

 

8vo; full calf binding, gilttitle and ornaments on spine. Pp. VIII, 490. Folded frontispiece engraved oncopper depicting a geographic map of South America. The map presents a rip thatincluded a portion of the illustration. Fine specimen with wide margins.

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Beautiful edition of the firstFrench translation of the work written in English in 1793 by Bryan Edwards,owner of a sugar cane plant in Jamaica, a member of the Jamaican Assembly andsupporter of the slaves’ freedom. The work focuses on history, geography,natural history and customs of Jamaica, Barbados, Saint Vincent, Dominica,Saint Christopher, Antigua, Montserrat. Important chapters are dedicated toslave trade and slavery in sugar cane plantations. From pp. 411 to 480, theauthor provides a report on the French colony of St Domingue and reports his directtestimony of revolt scenes seen and lived during his stay in Port au Prince in1791.

sun 9 December 2018
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