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The History, Civil and Commercial, of the British West Indies [electronic resource]

by Bryan Edwards ... ; with a continuation to the present time
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EBook; Book; Online
Published
London : G. and W.B. Whittaker; [etc., etc.], 1818-19.
Edition
5th ed. / with maps and plates
Language
English
Contents
  • Vol. 1. book I. A general view of their ancient state and inhabitants. book II. Jamaica. book III. English Charaibean Islands. Appendix to v. 1 (including Observations on the disposition, character, manners, and habits of life of the Maroon negroes of the island of Jamaica ... first pub. separately in 1796 [as an introduction to "The proceedings of the governor and assembly of Jamaica"])
  • v. 2. book IV. Present inhabitants. book V. Agriculture. book VI. Government and commerce
  • v. 3. An historical survey of the French colony in the island of St. Domingo (including "A tour through the several islands of Barbadoes, St. Vincent ... 1791 and 1792 / Sir William Young" ; "Historical account of the constitution of Jamaica" with appended documents "Hortus eastensis, or, A catalogue of exotic plants ... / Arthur Broughton" ; "Postscript to the Historical survey of St. Domingo" ; "History of the war in the West Indies from its commencement in February, 1793")
  • v. 4. History of the war in the West Indies, from its commencement in 1793 [continued] Description of British colonies which were omitted by Mr. Edwards, or have been ceded to this country since his decease. History of the abolition of the slave trade
  • v. 5. Legislative proceedings relative to the West Indies [1795-1814] Colonial events [1793-1816] Supplement to the History of St. Domingo [1798 to the present] ... Letter concerning Hayti. Appendix (including documents : some account of the British settlements on the Musquito shore, drawn up ... in 1773; Jamaica, a descriptive and didactic poem / the late Bryan Edwards, etc.) Index.
Description
5 volumes : frontispiece (portrait) tables (part folded) ; 22 cm + atlas of 22 plates (including maps, part folded) ; 28 x 23 cm
Notes
  • Atlas has engraved t.-p.: History of the British West Indies ... London, Printed for the proprietors, 1818.
  • This work originally appeared in 2 vols., London, 1793. The 2d edition, London, 1801, was enlarged by the addition of v. 3, which was merely another issue of the author's "An historical survey of the island of Saint Domingo," London, 1801 (originally published 1797) In the 5th edition, the order of articles in v. 1-3 is somewhat altered from that of the 2d.
  • The Continuation (v. 4-5) appears first in this edition.
  • Reproduction of original from Library of Congress.
  • Sabin no. 21901.
Reproduction Notes
Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2005. Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements. s2005 miunns
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