BRIDGES, George Wilson. The annals of Jamaica. London, John Murray, 1828.2 volumes. Later boards (Symington Bookbinder York), with original printed 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

CUNDALL, Frank. The handbook of Jamaica for 1929 comprising historical, statistical and general information concerning the island, compiled from official and other reliable records. Forty-ninth year of publication. Jamaica, The Government Printing Office, 1929.Original embossed cloth gilt (sl. discoloured). With 3 maps (1 folding) and 4 photographic plates. VII,568 pp. + XXVII pp. with advertisments. [Boeknr.: 36746 ]

€ 125,00

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

LEWIS, Matthew Gregory. Journal of a residence among the negroes in the West Indies. London, John Murray, 1845.Later half cloth. VIII,184; 16 pp. First edition. - Although opportunely printed in the year of emancipation, this work really comprises the journals of two earlier residences in Jamaica, in 1815-1816 and in 1817, respectively. It is, therefore, an interesting document dealing with the state of the island after the abolition of the slave trade and before the freeing of the blacks. ... Lewis fell heir to two Jamacan estates and visited them twice, as above stated, but died of yellow fever at sea on returning home in 1818. The author's viewpoint is that of a cultured English gentleman who has a sincere if somewhat misguided interest in the welfare of negroes who have suddenly become his property. The work shows the crying evils of absentee landlordism even when the owner was the best type, as Lewis unquestionably was (Ragatz p.227). Sabin 40821; Afro-Americana 5836. [Boeknr.: 8568 ]

€ 275,00

(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), was an Anglo-Irish physician, naturalist, and collector, with a collection of 71,000 items which he bequeathed to the British nation, thus providing the foundation of the British Museum, the British Library, and the Natural History Museum, in London. He 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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