St. Domingo

ARISTY, Ramón Marrero. La República Dominicana. Origen y destino del pueblo cristiano más antiquo de América. Ciudad Trujillo, Editoria del Caribe, C. por A., 1957 -1958.2 volumes. Folio. Original cloth. With numerous photographic plates and portraits. 491; 445 pp. [Boeknr.: 22857 ]

€ 175,00

ATWOOD, Thomas. The history of the island of Dominica. Containing a description of its situation, extent, climate, mountains, rivers, natural history, &c. London, J. Johnson, 1791.Modern half cloth, uncut. VIII,285 pp. First edition. - Containing also an account of the civil government, trade laws, customs and manners of the different inhabitants of that island. Its conquest by the Frencht and by Britain in 1759. Captured by the French again during the war of American Independence, it was restored to Britain in 1783. Thomas Atwood published the first history of the island and still provides the most uniquely vivid, if not unbiased picture of Dominica in the late 18th century. (Some foxing and some blank margins restored). - Scarce.Ragatz p.185; Sabin 2343. [Boeknr.: 36733 ]

€ 1500,00

CHARLEVOIX, Pierre François Xavier de. Histoire de l'isle Espagnole ou de S. Domingue. Paris, Hippolyte-Louis Guerin, 1730-1731.2 volumes. 4to. Contemporary speckled calf (2 hinges rep.), spine gilt with red and green morocco lables to spines. With 3 engraved headpieces and 18 maps and plans (11 folding). XXVIII,482,(59); XIV,506,(60) pp. First edition. - An extensive history of Santo Domingo, based on the manuscripts of the Jesuit missionary Jean-Baptiste de Pers, covering the years from 1492 to 1724, including much material relating to the indigenous and black populations. With handsome detailed engraved maps of Santo Domingo, Haiti, Venezuela, and the Caribbean area. One of the most important single histories of a Caribbean island from this early period. - A fine copy with wide margins.Sabin 12127; Palau 67166; European-Americana VI, p.75; Afro-Americana 2213; Howgego p.217; Boucher de la Richarderie VI, p.182; Le Clerc 1371; Chadenat 1279 Ouvrage très recherché. [Boeknr.: 36727 ]

€ 3250,00

COLUMBUS, Christoffel. LOS RESTOS DE COLON informe de la Real Academia de la Historia al gobierno de S.M. sobre el supuesto hallazgo de los verdaderos restos de Christóval Colon en la iglesia catedral de Santo Domingo. Madrid, M. Tello, 1879.Sm.8vo. Later half leather (original printed front wrapper preserved). With 6 plates. VII,197 pp. First edition. [Boeknr.: 22852 ]

€ 150,00

EDWARDS, Bryan. The history, civil and commercial of the British colonies in the West Indies. London, J. Stockdale, 1793-18013 volumes + atlas. 4to. Contemporary uniform calf, gilt fillets round sides, spines gilt with red and green morocco title-labels (spines sl. rubbed and top of spines sl. dam.; atlas volume rebacked with the original spine laid down). With engraved portrait, 2 engraved maps (1 folding) and 3 engraved plates; atlas volume: engraved frontispiece (Sable Venus), large folding map of the West Indies in 2 sheets, 6 engraved plates and 8 engraved maps (1 folding). XXXVI,494; 500; XX,443 pp. Volume I - II first edition, volume III third enlarged edition, with the atlas volume issued with the second edition (the fine maps and plates were not issued with the first edition). - The author was a West India merchant who spent much of his youth in Jamaica and later travelled extensively throughout the West Indies. 'Standard for over a century, and still in many respects the best book on the subject up to the close of the 18th century ... Of immeasurable value for contemporary conditions, showing the state of affairs after the American war and before the abolition of the traffic in blacks' (Ragatz III, p.165). Volume III contains: An historical survey of the French colony in the island of St. Domingo: comprehending an account of the revolt of the negroes in the year 1791. - A classic of Caribbean literature and the best description of the erea in the eighteenth century. - (Some marginal wormholes at the end of vol. II not effecting the text). - A fine set.Sabin 21901; Cox II, p.228; Howgego p.345 'containing a wealth of information'. [Boeknr.: 1548 ]

€ 2450,00

HAZARD, Samuel. Santo Domingo, past and present; with a glance at Hayti. New York, Harper & Brothers,1873.Original pictorial cloth (spine discoloured). With frontispiece, folding map and numerous wood-engravings. XXIX,511 pp. First edition. - An historical, topographical and economic account of the Dominican Republic and Haiti, profusely illustarted. Samuel Hazard went to Santo Domingo in 1871 as an independent newspaper correspondent to report on the United States Commission that was investigating the overall condition of the island. Congress had been considering Santo Domingo's application for admission into the Union. The volume includes a substantial bibliography. [Boeknr.: 8443 ]

€ 275,00

PHILIPPI, Ferdinand. Geschichte des Freistaats von St. Domingo, (Hayti). Dresden, Hischer, 1826-27.3 volumes in 2. Sm.8vo. Original marbled boards, with morocco labels to spines . (6),106; (4),148; (4),208 pp. First edition; with armorial bookplate. - An objective account of the slave insurrection and the early days of Haïti. One of the first German books on the subject. - A fine copy.Sabin 62550. [Boeknr.: 28518 ]

€ 175,00

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