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Auction 106, Lot 642

"The History Civil and Commercial of the British Colonies in the West Indies, Vols. I, II, and III", Edwards, Bryan

Subject: History Books

Period: 1801 (published)

Publication: John Stockdale (publisher)


6 x 9.5 inches
15.2 x 24.1 cm
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An excellent and full general survey of the peoples, products, government, and history of the islands in the West Indies under British control. It is written from the point of view of a planter and provides information concerning the contemporary conditions, showing the state of affairs after the American war and before the abolition of the slave trade. This is the third edition, with considerable additions including Edwards' report, An Historical Survey of the French Colony in the Island of St. Domingo, together with an Account of the Maroon Negroes in Jamaica, and a History of the War in the West Indies, an autobiographical sketch, and Sir William Young's Tour Through Barbadoes, St. Vincent, Antigua, Tobago, and Grenada, in the Years 1791 and 1792. 3 vols., 8vo, original calf binding with gilt titles on spines.


Condition: B

Splits at spines on all volumes with some wear on the covers. One engraving loose in Volume III. Some light foxing in text. Maps and engravings generally very clean with a bit of insignificant offsetting and misfolding.

Estimate: $1,700 - $2,200


Closed on 3/3/2004