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Truths From the West Indies. Including a - Hodgson, Studholme - 1838. 
William Ball 1838, London - Presentation copy from the author and inscribed on the verso of the half-title. xv, 372 pp. Contemporary dark brown straight-grained morocco with decorative gilt design to front & rear boards. Raised bands to spine with gilt ruled panels and maroon leather title label. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Minimal wear to extremities. Binding firm. Cut to paper at head of title page. Foxing to endpapers and prelims. An essay on conditions found in the West Indies including much detail about colonialists, white planter society, slavery, lynching, flogging, etc. Scarce item. Copac lists NLS; Ox. Univ; BL; Cam. Univ; Edin.; Newcastle & King's. A VG copy.
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