A Winter in the West Indies described in Familiar Letters to Henry Clay of Kentucky.

London. John Murray. 1840. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. 23cm, The First Edition, xvi,282,12p., (publisher ads,), with 2 engraved plates, original blind decorated plumb cloth, gilt spine titles, some foxing, upper hinge repaired, top and bottom spine edges chipped, very good condition. (tr) ~ An English evangelical Quaker minister describes a tour through the West Indies (Santa Cruz, Saint Thomas, Antigua, Dominica, Jamaica, Cuba) in 1839/40 in letters addressed to Kentucky. The question of slavery is prominent in the letters slavery being abolished in the British West Indies in 1833. The two engravings are views of Jamaica-Sligoville and Brownstown. Item #39255

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