A Winter In The West Indies,.

GURNEY, JOSEPH JOHN..

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.

£200.00

Publisher

John Murray, Albemarle Street.,

Place

London

Date

1840

Synopsis

Described in familiar letters to henry clay, of kentucky. by john joseph gurney.

Item Description

FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 6 x 9 inches. xvi + 282 + [2] pp. + 8 + 4 pp. publisher's catalogues.

Illustrations

Illustrated by 2 plates, including frontispiece.

Notes

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.

[Stock No. 25145]

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