Christophe: King Of Haiti.




Eyre and Spottiswoode.





Item Description

8vo. 6 x 9 inches. 307 pp. Bound in original pink cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper, which has edge wear and chips. A little wear to extremities, but otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by 8 pages of black and white plates and by two whole page maps in text. Account of the life of Henry Christophe (1767-1820), King of Haiti. Christophe served against the French under the Haitian ruler, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, and after his assassination, established, in 1807, a separate state in northern Haiti, which became a kingdom in 1811. Christophe developed good trading relations with Britain and carried out an extensive building programme of chateaux, palaces and a large citadel. By Hubert Cole (b.1908), biographer and magazine editor.

[Stock No. 26779]

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