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Candid and impartial Considerations on the Nature of the Sugar Trade; the comparative importance of the British and French islands in the West-Indies: with the value and consequence of St. Lucia and Granada, truly stated. Illustrated with copper plates. [Bound with:] MARTIN, Samuel. An Essay upon Plantership, humbly inscribed to His Excellency George Thomas, Esq; chief governor of all the Leeward Islands, as a monument to ancient friendship. The fourth edition, with many additions from experiments made s
London: R. Baldwin, 1763. London: R. Baldwin,, 1763. "A classic of in the field of colonial and Caribbean literature" 2 works in 1 volume, octavo (196 x 120 mm). Contemporary streaked calf, flat spine ruled gilt, red morocco label, single gilt rule to board edges, Dahlia marbled endpapers. Both bound without half-titles. 4 folding maps to the first-named, 3 as called for; Caribbee Islands and Guyanna, coloured in outline; The Harbour of Calivenie.... Island of Grenada... Drawn by John Powell Topographer; and Plan of Fort Royal in the Island of Grenada, and additionally a map of St. Christophers by J. Bew dated 1782, coloured. A little rubbed, particularly on the joints, label chipped, no loss of lettering, corners through, small patch of insect damage to the lower board, pastedowns lifting at the lower corners, front free endpaper torn without loss, slight erosion at the lower corner of the text-block for the first thirty pages or so, mild worming to the fore-margin pp. 39-176, some small splits and closed tears to the maps, no losses; overall very good. First edition of the first-named, fourth of the second which was first published Antigua, 1750 under the pseudonym of "An Old Planter". John Campbell (1708–1775), was a highly successful historian and miscellaneous author, Johnson thought well of him and praised the usefulness of his knowledge, also describing him as "the richest author that ever grazed the common of literature" (ODNB). The present work was commissioned by Lord Bute to rebut criticism of the Treaty of Paris by demonstrating "the value of colonial holdin … [Click Below for Full Description]
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