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 and Describing its Productions, viz. Quadrupedes, Birds, Fishes, Reptiles, Trees, Shrubs, Fruits, & Roots; with an Account of the Indians of Guiana, & Negroes of Guinea.

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.

Binding: Hardcover
Language: English

Price: $1,750.00

Item #288327