Six Months In The West Indies, In 1825.
John Murray, Albemarle Street.
Small 8vo. 4 x 6 inches. [viii] + 311 +  pp. Bound in early half morocco over marbled boards; spine in compartments with raised bands and gilt title. Marbled boards. All edges marbled. Front hinge and top of joint starting to crack and slight paper damage to top edge of pp. 1-4; otherwise a very good copy. Early signature at head of p.1. Illustrated by engraved folding map frontispiece. An account of a visit to fourteen British West Indian islands in the years between the ending of the slave trade and the emancipation of slavery in the British Empire. Henry Nelson Coleridge (1788-1843) accompanied his uncle, William Hart Coleridge, bishop of Barbados, on the voyage in 1825. At the end is his appeal for the emancipation which was shortly achieved by compensating the slave owners at the expense of the Treasury. Coleridge was called to the bar in 1826 and later edited the works of another uncle, Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
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