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HEARN, Lafcadio. Two years in the French West Indies. New York, London, Harper & Brothers, (1890).Original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With 44 wood-engraved plates and illustrations. 431 pp. First edition; with bookplate of Schiffs-Bibliothek Hamburg-Amerika Linie. - Containing the essay 'Midsummer trip to the tropics' and 14 essays on Martinique. 'During a trip to the Lesser Antilles in the summer of 1887, the writer of the following pages, landing at Martinique, fell under the influence of that singular spell which the island has always exercised upon strangers, and by which it has earned its poetic name - Le pays des Revenants (Preface). The author stayed for two years on the island. An appendix includes some Creole melodies. [Boeknr.: 28512 ]

€ 150,00

(ROMANET DU CAILLAUD, Joseph). Voyage a la Martinique. Vues et observations politiques sur cette isle, avec un aperçu de ses productions végétales et animales. Paris, L. Pelletier, an XII - 1804.Contemporary half red morocco, spine gilt. VIII,194,(1) pp. First edition; with pictorial bookplate 'L'etude des humanités console humains'. - Discusses the history of the island, political events, colonial government, commerce, agriculture, and includes chapters treating slavery on the island, the plagues to which Martinique is subject, and the Carib Indians. - (Minor foxing, rear inner hinge bear old traces of insect damage, errata leaf silked). - An attractive copy.Sabin 72987; Beinecke Lesser Antilles Collection 581. [Boeknr.: 36653 ]

€ 395,00


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