1798. hardcover. To which is added, an Historical Survey of the French Colony in the Island of St. Domingo. Abridged Edition. Folding map of the West Indies and Central America. xvi, 373pp. + 7pp. of publisher's ads. 8vo, original tree calf with elaborately gilt spine; (front cover detached, spine ends and corners worn, some light foxing, not affecting map). London: B. Crosby, 1798. good.
"A classic in British Caribbean literature and probably the most famous work in the field. Standard for over a century, and still in many respects the best book on the subject up to the close of the eighteenth century...(Edward's) book is written from the point of view of a planter, unrestricted of the slave trade. Of immeasurable value for contemporary conditions, showing the state of affairs after the American war and before the abolition of the traffic in blacks." Ragatz, p. 165.