Paris: Didot, 1730. Ecrite particulierement sur des Memoires Manuscrits du P. Jean-Baptiste le Pers, Jesuite, Missionnaire a Saint Domingue, & sur les Pieces Originales, qui se conservent au Depot de la Marine. 14 engraved plates (most folding maps), vignettes. 2 volumes, small square 4to, 1/2 calf, ornately gilt spine (rubbed); some pages darkened, worming, few inked markings. Paris: Francois Didot, 1730. Very good. Recounts the island's history from its discovery by Columbus to the 1720s. Author was a Jesuit historian...
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Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1939. Illus. 4to, red cloth, spine ends and edges of corners lightly worn. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1939. First Edition.
photo. illus., musical notations. xv, 371pp. 4to, cloth, d.w.; (d.w. lightly soiled, pencil notes on last blank page, otherwise very good). Univ. of California Press, 1960.
New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1994. 8vo, 1/2 black cloth, d.w. New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux, (1994). Fine A novel set in post-Duvalier Haiti.
Paris: V. Regnard & Demonville, 1771. 2 volumes. 16mo, contemporary tree calf, leather label, gilt spines, spine ends, edges of corners, and top of back cover, all lightly worn on volume II, blank page near end of volume II has 2 inch tear, first and last blank pages lightly soiled on volume II, inner hinge strengthened on volume I. A Lausanne, et se trouve a Paris: V. Regnard & Demonville, 1771. First Edition Jacques-Vincent Delacroix was a prominent French lawyer...
New York: Book Collectors Society. Illus. x, 350pp. 8vo, original full brown leather. New York: Book Collectors Society, n.d., (circa 1970). Very good One of 250 copies.
London: Peter Owen, 2012. Illus. 8vo, brown cloth, d.w., cloth lightly soiled, some right margins slightly wavy. London: Peter Owen, (2012).
Rome: Carte Segrete, 1992. Many illustrations, most in color. 291 pages. square 4to, stiff glossy pictorial wrappers. (Roma): Carte Segrete, (1992). A very good(+) copy.
Paris: Chez Arthus - Bertrand, 1803. Illustrated with 2 folding charts and 1 large folding map. , CCVIII, 216; , 406 pages. 2 volumes, 8vo, attractively bound in older 1/2 black morocco over green boards; blind-stamped spines with raised bands; marbled endpapers. iParis: Chez Arthus-Bertrand, 1803, An XI. Second printing of this rather scarce book -- OCLC lists only 3 copies of this edition. A near fine copy with minimal scattered foxing and toning. The treatise "Medicine domestique de Saint-Domingue" and the "Pharmacopee" are by Jean B. Poupee-Desportes.
3 vols. 4to, cont. marbled calf, recased; (lacks all maps and plates, except Frontis. in vols. II and III, and 6 folding tables). London: John Stockdale, 1794, 1793, 1801. Mixed edn. "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...(Edwards') book is written from the point of view of a....
1798. 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. "A classic in British Caribbean literature and probably the most famous work in the field. Standard for over...
New York: Harper, 1953. 8vo, 1/2 black cloth, d.w. chipped and dampstained on blank side. New York: Harper, (1953). First Edition. A novel of Haiti. Inscribed by the author to Harry Belafonte.
Ouvrage ecrit d'apres des documents inedits et les papiers historiques et secrets de la famille Louverture. Frontis. portrait of Toussaint Louverture. viii, 402pp. 8vo, later half black morocco; (edges of boards worn, some foxing including margins of portrait, very small tear in margin of first few pages, otherwise very good). Paris: A. Durant et Pedone-Lauriel, 1877. The portrait of Toussaint Louverture is based on a painting of him from the collection of his son, Isaac. The painting was painted by...
Hamden: Archon Books, 1977. Ed. by Edward J. Mullen. 8vo, black boards. (Hamden): Archon Books, (1977). Fine.
New York: Bleak Beauty, 1988. Photographic illustrations. 63pp. Slim 4to, stiff pictorial wrappers. (New York: Bleak Beauty Books, 1988). First edition. A near fine copy, signed by the photographer on the half-title. A photographer's account of Haiti and the February Revolution.
New York: Bleak Beauty, 1988. Photographic illustrations. 63pp. Slim 4to, stiff pictorial wrappers. (New York: Bleak Beauty Books, 1988). First edition. A fine copy, as new. A photographer's account of Haiti and the February Revolution.
Boulder: East European Monographs, 1986. Illus. and maps. xii, 378pp. 8vo, blue cloth. Boulder: East European Monographs, 1986. First Edition.
Port-au-Prince: 1816. 4 pages, 3 blank, 8.25 x 6 inches, manuscript on printed official stationery, round state seal, Port-au-Prince, April 16, 1816. This letter, written in French, directs the keeper of the state warehouse to provide cloth and other furnishings for a uniform for one of his army officers, in part: "...invite le Garde Magasin de l'Etat a delivrer du drap necessaire a faire un Habit de la toile pour le doubler une garniture de boutons au Lieutenant Jean Salie...
Port-au-Prince: 1814. 4 pages, 2 blank, 12 x 7.5 inches, manuscript on printed official stationery, Port-au-Prince, October 11, 1814. Written to the republic's treasurer, directing him to pay a month's pension to a disabled soldier, in large part: "Je vous invite, Citoyen Tresorier, a payer des fonds de la Caisse Militaire la somme de deux gourdes, quatre vingt-un cens, montant du decompt ci joint faveur du Cne Jre Pierre, Invalide, poNTun mois de pension accordee par la loi." Chipping at...
Port-au-Prince: 1815. 4 pages, 2 blank, 11.5 x 7.25 inches, manuscript on printed official stationery, Port-au-Prince, December 12, 1815. In this letter, Petion directs the republic's administrator of finances, authorizing a payment of a bill, in part: "Je vous invite, Citoyen administrateur, a faire ordonnoncer le compte ci-joint montant a la somme de mille six cent vingt gourdes -- faveur de Mad'me V." Some browning; closed tear on the right edge affects one word; faint damp-stain at the bottom. Good condition.
488pp. 8vo, cloth, d.w. Doubleday, 1947. vg.
New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1947. Signed by Langston Hughes. Translated by Langston Hughes and Mercer Cook. 180 pages, short slim 8vo, blue cloth, edge-worn, rubbed, chipped, and slightly foxed dust wrapper. New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, (1947). Slightly sunned edges, still a very good(+) copy in a very good(-) dust wrapper. Signed and inscribed by Langston Hughes to Jose Ferrer on endpaper: "To Jose Ferrer - Sincerely, Langston Hughes. New York, May 28, 1951."
several maps, one in color. several plates and text illus. 2 vols. 8vo, modern full morocco with island of Hispaniola stamped on both volumes; (spine of both volumes sunned, some margins repaired, some margins chipped, some illus. including the folding map have foxing, mostly to margins). Paris: Charles Blot, (1892, 1893).
32 illus. 292pp. 4to, cloth, d.w. New York, 1939. Zoologist's travels in Surinam, Trinidad, Curacao, and Haiti.
New York: Abrams, 1978. 200 Illus., 16 in colors. 176pp., slim small 4to, blue cloth, d.w. New York: Abrams, (1978). A near fine copy in a very good dust wrapper. From an exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum.