St. Helena: The Historic Island.

JACKSON, E. L.

£75.00

Publisher

Ward, Lock and Co., Limited.

Place

London

Date

[1903]

Synopsis

Illustrated from photographs.

Item Description

FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 6 x 8.75 inches. 343 pp. Bound in original maroon cloth, gilt. Extremities worn, with stains on front board. Foxing largely confined to edges and margins, but otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by 50 pages of black and white plates including portrait frontispiece and map of island, including one extra plate tipped in at end. A detailed historical and geographical account of St. Helena, then of topical interest because of the South African War prisoners sent there, by Emily L. Jackson. Chapters include jottings from St. Helena records with the captivity of Napoleon Bonaparte, 1815-21, the Navy's antislavery patrols of the nineteenth century and the island of Tristan Da Cunha. At the end is a statistical section with a detailed list of the Island's civil and military establishments, including the governors and the officers of the warships of the Naval Squadron on patrol in the nearby waters during the South African War. The book concludes with an alphabetical list of the plants of St. Helena.

[Stock No. 27096]

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