London: J. Johnson, 1813.
Volume II ONLY. Illustrated with 39 fine copper engravings and 1 folding map from drawings made by the author and engraved by William Blake, Bartolozzi and others. Small 4to, contemporary calf-backed marbled boards; spine lacking top segment, front inner hinge repaired. London: J. Johnson & J. Edwards, 1813. Second edition, corrected; second issue. A good copy.
John Gabriel Stedman (1744-1797) was a distinguished British Dutch soldier and noted author. His first-hand account of his time in Surinam is "...one of most detailed descriptions ever written of an eighteenth-century slave plantation society..." and became an important tool in the abolitionist cause. He described as well all aspects of natural lie in this South American colony. First published in 1796, the unsold copies of the second edition [of 1806] were issued with a new title-page in 1813. Library blind-stamp & label.