Lot 175 of 455:
The History of Barbados...and the rest of the Carriby-Islands, 1666  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$1,920
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Title:
The History of Barbados, St. Christophers, Mevis, St. Vincents, Antego, Martinico, Monserrat, and the rest of the Carriby-Islands
Author:
Davies, J., trans.
Place:
London
Publisher:
Printed for John Starkey and Thomas Dring
Date:
1666
Description:

[6], 351, [15] pp. Illustrated with 9 natural history plates. (4to), 27.5x17.5 cm. (10¾x6¾"), full contemporary mottled calf, ruled, tooled, and titled in gilt, all edges marbled. First English Edition.

Translation of the anonymous French edition of 1658. Translated by Davies. This copy was purchased by the current owner in 2007 at the sale of the Macclesfield collection at Sotheby's.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Covers detached, head and tail of spine chipped, corners rubbed with some loss; ex-library with bookplate on front pastedown, title page and first 3 blanks detached, foxing and toning throughout, some small tears, Vocabulary and Index particularly browned; overall good.
 
Item number:
304197
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