Item #261897 A Topographical and Political Description of the Spanish Part of Saint-Domingo;. M. L. E. MOREAU DE SAINT-MERY.

A Topographical and Political Description of the Spanish Part of Saint-Domingo;

Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by the Author, 1798.

Containing, general observations on the climate, population and productions; On the character and manners of the inhabitants; With an account of the several branches of the government. Translated from the French, by William Cobbett. 2 volumes. 8vo, contemporary mottled calf, leather labels, lacks last two pages of text in volume I, head of spine and edges of corners worn on volume I, spine ends lightly worn on volume II, both volumes rubbed, very lightly dampstained on title-page and 8pp. list of subscribers of volume I, light browning to many pages of both volumes with some scattered light foxing. Philadelphia: Printed by the Author, 1798.

The second edition in English. This edition was published without the map that is present in the first American edition in English. The author was born in Martinique. After being admitted to the French bar, he moved to Cap Francais, Santo Domingo. In addition to his law practice there, he researched colonial law in Santo Domingo and funded the restoration of the tomb of Christopher Columbus. Evans 34138. Sabin 50572.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Good
Language: English

Price: $3,500.00

Item #261897