IMPORTANT WORK ON SLAVERY AND THE WEST INDIES (1803)

R. C. Dallas.

THE HISTORY OF THE MAROONS, FROM THEIR ORIGIN TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THEIR CHIEF TRIBE AT SIERRA LEONE: INCLUDING THE EXPEDITION TO CUBA, FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROCURING SPANISH CHASSEURS; AND THE STATE OF THE ISLAND OF JAMAICA FOR THE LAST TEN YEARS: WITH A SUCCINCT HISTORY OF THE ISLAND PREVIOUS TO THAT PERIOD.

Published: London, printed by A. Strahan, Printers-Street, for T. N. Longman and Rees

Date: 1803

Two volumes, ppcxiv + 359; xi + 514 + (ii), two maps, two plates complete, full contemporary tree calf, rebacked with new labels.

Bibliography
Sabin 18322

Note
An important work on the history of Jamaica and slavery. The Maroons were communities of escaped slaves who fled their Spanish "owners" after the island was captured by the British in 1655. The second Maroon war of 1795 was an eight month struggle with the British troops and militia outnumbering the maroons by ten to one and assisted by over a hundred hounds and their handlers brought in from Cuba. After their surrender they were deported to Nova Scotia and then the new British Colony at Sierra Leone in West Africa.

Condition
Some foxing and staining internally, otherwise good.

£950

Offered by Graham York Rare Books