St. Domingo

HUGO, Victor. Bug-Jargal, of de opstand der slaven van St. Domingo, in het jaar 1791. Naar het Fransch. Amsterdam, J.C. van Kesteren, 1830.Contemporary half cloth, with paper title label on spine. With engraved title-page after H.P. Oosterhuis by D. Sluyter. IV,242 pp. First Dutch edition; first published in Paris in 1826.. - Bug-Jargal, a novel by the French writer Victor Hugo (1802-1885), is a reworked version of an earlier short story of the same name published in Hugo brothers' magazine Le Conservateur littéraire in 1820. The novel follows a friendship between the enslaved African prince and a French military officer named Leopold D'Auverney during the tumultuous early years of the Haitian Revolution. One of the most important works of nineteenth-century colonial fiction, and quite possibly the most sustained novelistic treatment of the Haitian Revolution by a major European author. Cf. Sabin 33613-33615 (not the Dutch ed.). [Boeknr.: 33316 ]

€ 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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