An Historical Account of the Black Empire of Hayti: Comprehending a View of the Principal Transactions in the Revolution of Saint Domingo; with Its Antient and Modern State.

London: Albion Press, 1805.

Beautifully illustrated with 8 plates, a folding map of Haiti, a folding plan of the city of Cap Francois, and a facsimile. xxiii, errata, 467, 9 page index and 3 pages of advertisements, deckled edges. Scattered foxing with the maps heavily browned. Thick 4to, handsomely rebound in 3/4 black morocco, red leather spine labels. (London): Albion Press, Printed: Published by James Cundee, 1805. First Edition. Very good (+).

Internally a tight and bright copy. Among the illustrations are full length portraits of Toussaint L'Ouverture and the author. In 1799, "The Author was a British officer in West Indian service. While on board a Danish vessel, en route from Jamaica to Martinique, he was storm driven to St. Domingo, where he passed as an American to avoid arrest. At Fort Dauphine, some weeks later, he was arrested as a spy and was sentenced to death by court-martial. His release was ordered by Toussaint L'Ouverture, although the latter, according to Rainsford, had divined his true identity." Ragatz, p. 175 note. Brunet IV, 1090.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Edition: First
Language: English

Price: $2,000.00

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