A Winter In The West Indies,.
Bound in original green cloth, gilt, with blind stamped decorated borders on boards. Deckled edges. A little wear to extremities, including head and tail of spine, which is slightly sunned; otherwise a very good copy. Bookseller's label of G. A. Poynder, next to General Post Office, Reading on rear pastedown. Early signature on first free endpaper.
John Murray, Albemarle Street.,
Described in familiar letters to henry clay, of kentucky. by john joseph gurney.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 6 x 9 inches. xvi + 282 +  pp. + 8 + 4 pp. publisher's catalogues.
Illustrated by 2 plates, including frontispiece.
Account of a visit to the Leeward Islands, Jamaica and Cuba, by the abolitionist and campaigner for the emancipation of slaves by Joseph John Gurney (1788-1847), published in the form of letters to Henry Clay of Kentucky (1777-1852). Gurney was a well-known Quaker and banker from Norwich. He was the brother of Elizabeth (Gurney) Fry, the famous social and prison reformer, and also the brother-in-law, via his sister Hannah, of the well-known anti-slavery crusader, Thomas Fowell Buxton (1786-1845), to whom the prefatory letter is addressed.
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