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Knox, John P., Pastor of the Reformed Dutch Church, St. Thomas, W.I.
A historical account of St. Thomas, W.I., with its rise and progress in commerce; missions and churches; climate and its adaption to invalids; geological structure; natural history, and botany; and incidental notices of St. Croix and St. Johns; slave insurrections in these islands; emancipation and present condition of laboring classes
New York: Charles Scribner, 145 Nassau Street, 1852. 12mo, pp. xii, [1], 14-271, [1]; tinted lithograph frontispiece of Charlotte Amalie, folding map of the island by H. B. Hornbeck, M.D. in Danish; original brown blindstamped cloth, gilt-lettered spine; cloth cracked along the upper joint, spine a bit dull, one gathering extended, and the map miscreased; all else good and sound. This copy with a whacky reader's extensive annotations on the preliminaries and also a number of pages within. Starting on the title page, in pencil: "A forgery. I heard today that this book was written by a little crown prince's noble royal son, March 8, 1929. Crown prince Stephen Bond Pelton's father when he was very small he went with his father to the West Indies as his father wished to attend business for the people but was persecuted by the [?] crowd - the rena[gades]. [On the verso of title:] "Later after they left and he became a crown lawyer in Nova Scotia - the book was stolen by the renagades that had gone to Farlings [?] Cape to hide away as they had killed so many valuable people in Nova Scotia. They are now in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and mean to set up slave business but the law had put a stop to their evil work. They want to have a lot of babies to make slaves of them to make money. They are not ashamed of their evil work. The royal people cannot earn money and work so hard to give eye-sight to their evil babies, for them to be [?] and kill good people. [On the first page of preface:] "This preface was written by Crown Prince Stephen Bond Pelton's father when he was very small. It … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books [United States]
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