Narrative of a Five Years' Expedition Against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam in Guiana on the Wild Coast of South America from the Years 1772 to 1777. Elucidating the History of that Country & Describing its Productions, viz. Quadrupeds, Birds, Reptiles, Trees, Shrubs, Fruit, & Roots; with an Account of the Indians of Guiana and Negroes of Guinea. Illustrated with 80 Elegant Engravings from Drawings Made by the Author.

1971. Barre: Imprint Society, 1971

2 vols., 4to, xviii, 220, [223]-480pp. [vol. I] xviii, 407 (i.e. 415), (7, index, plates, errata) pp., frontispiece, engraved title-page, 39 plates and 2 folding maps; [vol. II] iv, 404, (7, index, plates, errata) pages, engraved title-page and 40 plates. Blue cloth backed marbled paper over boards, with printed paper labels on spine, a fine as new set in slipcase

§ Limited to 1950 sets. An excellent facsimile reprint of the first edition published in 1796. The book is an account of the slave rebellion in Dutch Guiana, 1772-1777. Sabin 91075 called this one of the richest contemporary accounts of a plantation society in the Americas. DNB notes that Stedman's narrative is one of the most vivid indictments of slavery. See: Abbey, Travel, 719. Bentley 499A. Essick, William Blake’s Commercial Book Illustrations, XXXIII. Ray, Illustrator and the Book in England, 2. Item #105647

Price: $100.00

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