A View of the Past and Present State of the…

Slavery in Jamaica

A View of the Past and Present State of the Island of Jamaica; with remarks on the moral and physical condition of the slaves, and on the abolition of slavery in the Colonies.

Edinburgh : Oliver & Boyd... and G. & W.B. Whittaker, London. 1823. First Edition
8vo, xiii, [3], 363, [1] pp, original boards, uncut, sympathetically rebacked in paper, printed label on spine, sl. waterstain on some leaves. Inserted in the front are 4 pages of G.B.Whitaker’s adverts. dated “September 1823” and numbered 1-2 and 15-16.
The author was a long-time resident of Jamaica. The unsigned introduction to the present work, assesses him as a knowledgeable and impartial observer of the Jamaican scene who approves of abolition but is opposed to sudden emancipation, pointing out that though the planters have at times been unfairly accused, their advocates have been to prone to vindicate indiscriminately.

Reference: Sabin 91692

Stock No: HMF112
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