St. Helena 1502-1938.

GOSSE, PHILIP.

£20.00

Publisher

Anthony Nelson.

Place

Oswestry

Date

1990

Synopsis

Introduction by trevor hearl.

Item Description

8vo. 8.5 x 5.75 inches. xxv + [i] + 446 + [1] pp. Bound in original navy cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper. Minor wear to extremities, but otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by map and 24 pages of black and white plates. Pictorial endpapers. A history of the Atlantic island of St Helena, including its role in the slave trade, first published in 1938. Nine appendices include a list of governors (to 1938) and of the bird species of the island. Philip Gosse (1879-1959) was a physician and writer on piracy, including The Pirates' Who's Who (1924). An account of his career and links with the island is given in the Introduction by Trevor Hearl.

[Stock No. 27074]

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