REISE NACH DEN INSELN TRINIDAD, TABAGO, UND MARGARETHA, SO WIE IN VERSHIEDENE THEILE VON VENEZUELA IN SUD AMERICA.

Weimar. 1816. xxiv,594pp. plus folding map. Contemporary three quarter calf and boards, ornate gilt spine, blue gilt morocco label. Contemporary private library label on front cover, bookplate on front pastedown. Scattered foxing. Very good. Item #WRCAM30059

Later edition, after the first French edition of 1813. "The author sailed from France in 1791 at the age of 18 to visit an uncle in Guadeloupe. The latter died soon after the young man's arrival and our writer, left without resources, fled to Trinidad upon the outbreak of revolution in the French Antilles and became a resident planter there. He subsequently departed from that island after it passed under British control, going first to the United States and later to France...Gives a splendid picture of life in Trinidad from 1792 to 1806 and contains useful commercial and production statistics" - Ragatz. Quite rare. OCLC locates only five copies. Another edition: PALAU 13228. RAGATZ, p.222. MAGGS 612:422. SABIN 18674.

Price: $500.00