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Caribbean; West Indies; Barbados; Guiana; Native American]; Pinckard George
NOTES ON THE WEST INDIES: Written During the Expedition Under the Command of the Late General Sir Ralph Abercromby: Including Observations on The Island of Barbadoes, and the Settlements Captured by the British Troops, Upon The Coast of Guiana: Likewise Remarks Relating to the Creoles and Slaves of the Western Colonies, and The Indians of South America: with Occasional Hints, Regarding The Seasoning, or Yellow Fever of Hot Climates.
London Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme 1806. 3 volumes. First Edition. A Very Rare Complete Set. 8vo, handomely bound in antique half tan calf at a later date, over marbled paper covered boards, the spines with raised bands and red morocco lettering labels gilt. xxiv,448; xvi, 472; xix, [1] errata, 456 pp. A very handsome copy, the bindings in excellent condition, the half-titles are present in the required volumes, prelims and endleaves with the inevitable browning, some spotting throughout, due to the paper content, still a pleasing and collectible set. VERY RARE FIRST EDITION COMPLETE SET OF THIS FUNDAMENTAL WORK ON THE WEST INDIES in which Pinckard describes his experiences in the West Indies and Guiana, particularly of slavery. There is much on the customs and social goings on of the slave population and on the economy of slavery during this period. Passages from this work were reprinted by abolitionists in 1807. In October 1795 the author had been appointed a physician to the forces, and was selected to join Sir Ralph Abercromby's expedition to the West Indies where he was on the Santo Domingo staff. He reached Barbados in February 1796. His constant work on medical ailments and especially of Yellow Fever during this expedition are of significant importance. Pinckard was in Ireland during the Irish Rebellion of 1798, and served on the staff of General Samuel Hulse. He was promoted for his services to the rank of deputy inspector-general of hospitals, and had a part in the direction of the medical service in the Duke of York's expedition to Den Helder. On hi … [Click Below for Full Description]
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