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.
Barre: Imprint Society, 1971 2 vols., 4to, xviii, 220, -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 Blakes Commercial Book Illustrations, XXXIII. Ray, Illustrator and the Book in England, 2.
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