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STEDMAN, John Gabriel
Voyage a Surinam et Dans L'Interieur de la Guiane, Contenant la Relation de cinq Annees de Courses et d'Observations faites dans cette Contree interessante et peu connue;
Buisson, Paris, 1799. Three 8vo volumes plus one 4to atlas volume. Atlas volume is illustrated with 44 engraved plates and maps. viii + 410; 440; 506 pages. Cotemporary full mottled calf with gilt-bordered covers and decorative spines; rubbed and worn at the joints but sound and attractive; the atlas volume has more wear and a large dampstain at top edge of all pages. Paris: Chez F. Buisson, 1799 (VII). Overall a good set of this important book. Stedman vividly describes the natural surroundings of Suriname as well as the brutal conditions endured by slaves. It would become an influential work for the early abolitionists. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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