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STEWART, J[ohn].
A View Of The Past And Present State Of The Island Of Jamaica; With Remarks On The Moral And Physical Condition Of The Slaves, And On The Abolition Of Slavery In The Colonies.
Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, And G. & W.B.Whittaker, London, 1823.
8vo. pp. 1 p.l., [v]-xiii, [1 leaf], 363, [1]. lacking half-title? modern half calf (hint of foxing to outer leaves). Second Revised and Enlarged UK Edition of a work previously published anonymously under the title An Account of Jamaica and its Inhabitants. By a Gentleman Long Resident in the West Indies (London: 1808), although no mention of this is made on the title or in the preface and Sabin does not make the connection. Stewart provides a general overview of the island, with interesting remarks on agriculture, trade, government and laws, naval and military establishments, white inhabitants, social classes and professions, education, the maroons, condition and treatment of the slaves, their religion and amusements, and the diseases to which they are subject. Appended are two further essays, the first on the various means proposed of improving the minds and increasing the comforts of the slaves and on the abolition of slavery in the colonies, the second on the epidemic which broke out among the troops stationed in Jamaica in 1819. Cundall 285. Sabin 91692.
$1000 USD    Book Number: WEWViSTE91         Order / Enquire




TROLLOPE, Anthony [1815-1882].
The West Indies And The Spanish Main.
London: Chapman & Hall, 1860..
8vo. pp. iv, 395 + 32(December 1859 Publisher's Catalogue). hand-coloured engraved frontis. map. original blind-stamped cloth, rebacked with spine mounted, endpapers retained (cloth slightly rubbed, spine dull, small stain to first two leaves). in cloth slipcase. Second Edition. The result of Trollope's expedition on behalf of the post office to the West Indies in 1858-59, one of several such missions undertaken at public expense and which excited public comment. "Sir Rowland Hill, however, Trollope's decided adversary in most things, has left it upon record that his mission to the West Indies was fruitful in valuable results, and that his suggestions for the improvement of the packet service had the assent of nautical men." (DNB) ".a highly entertaining book of travel, considered by the writer as the best of his work of this kind." (Ibid.) The penultimate chapter is devoted to the Bermudas. Cundall 2290. cfIrwin p. 40.
$461 USD                          Book Number: WOLeTROL69                         Order / Enquire



UNITED STATES. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE.
Trade Directory Of Central America And The West Indies.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1915..
8vo. pp. 256. original cloth.
$100 USD                          Book Number: elala4511                         Order / Enquire



WHITE, Trumbull.
United States In War With Spain And The History Of Cuba...
Chicago & Philadelphia: International Publishing Co., [1898]..
8vo. pp. 566. numerous full-page text illus. (incl. frontis.). folding coloured map laid in. original gold & silver-stamped pictorial cloth. First Edition.
$75 USD                          Book Number: elala4512                         Order / Enquire



WILLIS, N[athaniel] Parker [1806-1867].
Health Trip To The Tropics.
New York: Charles Scribner, 1853..
12mo. pp. 1 p.l., xiii, [1]blank, [11]-421, [1]blank, xxiii. original blind-stamped cloth (spine faded & ends bit frayed, occasional stains & spotting). First Edition. Largely concerned with St. Thomas, Martinique, and Kentucky, but also including chapters on Bermuda, Haiti, Cuba, Georgia, and Louisiana. Not in Sabin or Cundall.
$175 USD                          Book Number: elala2071                         Order / Enquire


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