The History, Civil and Commercial of the British Colonies in the West Indies. Volume 1. Bryan Edwards.
The History, Civil and Commercial of the British Colonies in the West Indies. Volume 1.

The History, Civil and Commercial of the British Colonies in the West Indies. Volume 1.

Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by James Humphreys, At the Corner of Second and Walnut-streets. 1806.

Hardcover. Octavo. Volume 1 only of a 4 volume set. [1], xxxviii, [1], 398 pages. Missing the frontispiece engraving of the author. Marbled calf leather binding with red leather title label on the spine. Right front and rear flyleaf's removed. Leather is rubbed, cracked and worn. Heavy toning to the text. Volume 1 includes a sketch of the author; prefaces to the first and second editions; "A General View of the Ancient State and Inhabitants" (Book I.); Jamaica (Book II.); and the appendices. The appendices include a "General state of agriculture and negro population in the island of Jamaica"; An account of the sugar plantations..."; "Historical Account..."; "Documents..."; and "Observations on the disposition, character, manners, and habits of life, of the Maroon Negroes of the island of Jamaica...". Tables Nos. I and II located in the text. Tables 3-7 located in the back of the book. This a fair copy only. Fair. Item #15846

Price: $100.00

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