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BRIDGES, George Wilson. The annals of Jamaica. London, John Murray, 1828.2 volumes. Later boards (Symington Bookbinder York), with original title labels, uncut. XIX,604; XII,505,(1) pp. First edition. - The book was taken off the market by court order following action brought against the publisher by two free persons of color, Lescesne and Escoffery, who had been deported from Jamaica unjustly, because of the libel it contained on them. It provides information on Jamaica from the earliest times to 1826, including a review of the institution of slavery, the religious situation in the island, notes on natural history, and the British administration. One of the best known histories of a Caribbean island (Ragatz). Sabin 7820; Ragatz p. 194. [Boeknr.: 36664 ]

€ 850,00

GURNEY, Joseph John. A winter in the West Indies, described in familiar letters to Henry Clay of Kentucky. London, John Murray, 1840.Original cloth (rebacked). With engraved frontispiece (Sligoville - Jamaica) and engraved plate (Brownstown - Jamaica) (both stained). XVI,282 pp. First edition; with autograph dedication by the author. - Letters of the celebrated Quaker Gurney (1788-1847) about the consequences of the abolition of slavery in the West Indies (Cuba, Jamaica, Dominica, St. Thomas, Antigua, etc.), wellcomed by the author as a great benefaction. A large part of the work is devoted to a close description of Jamaica. Includes also a chapter on the Cuban slave trade, in which U.S. capital is involved. - (Age-browned).Sabin 29312; Hogg 2654; Work p.268; The Beinecke Lesser Antilles Collection 853; Not in Ragatz. [Boeknr.: 22855 ]

€ 295,00

MAIR, Lucille Mathurin. Women field workers in Jamaica during slavery. Mona, University of the West Indies, 1986. Wrappers. 14 pp. - (Elsa Goveia Memorial Lecture). [Boeknr.: 28827 ]

€ 15,00

(SLOANE, Hans). Histoire de la Jamaïque, traduite de l'Anglois par (Raulin). Londres, Nourse, 1751.2 volumes. Sm.8vo. Contemporary mottled calf, spines richly gilt. With 6 engraved folding plates (o.a. a sugarmill). (2),285; 248 pp. First French edition; first published in Edinburgh in 1739: A new and exact account of Jamaica. - Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753) went in 1687 to Jamaica as physician to the Duke of Albemarle, governor of Jamaica. He stayed there 15 months, making many observations of its natural resources, agriculture, production, commerce, etc. He returned with eight hundred species of plants (DNB). 'Le voyage de Sloane .. est une minne feconde pour les naturalistes, sur-tout quant à la partie de la botanique. L'étendue que Sloane a donnée à ses recherches sur les plantes, et l'exactitude des descriptions qu'il en a faites, donnent un grand prix à cet ouvrage' (Boucher de la Richarderie I, p.272). - A very fine copy.Sabin 35585; Chadenat 4668; Leclerc 721; The Beinecke Lesser Antilles Collection, 207. [Boeknr.: 9558 ]

€ 1250,00


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