New trip the isles of l'Amerique, containing history natural of these For Sale
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FIRST EDITION. Six volumes in-12 ( 10.4 x 16.8 cm), bound full calf, back to 5 nerves adorned with gilded caissons, title and parts, red slices, volumes 1 to 6 parts of the "new journey to the isles of" America, containing the natural history of these countries, the origin, customs, Religion & the Government of the ancient and modern inhabitants. Wars & the singular events that arrive during the long stay that the author made. Trade & factories based there, & the means to increase. With a description of exact & curious all these Isles"by Father Jean-Baptiste Labat, priest, doctor, engineer, diplomat and administrator, who delivers here a report detailed on the West Indies, where he spent twelve years of his life, involved in their Organization and their economy. His description of the Islands does not stop at the natural history, geography, economy and customs, however, and spicy information contained in his book led to the destruction of many copies of the first edition by the Creole families ridiculed by the author. The original edition is also the only one to contain a controversial chapter and subsequently deleted, about "the marriage of white with black". TOME I: xxxvj-525pp., 16 plates; Volume II: 598pp, 23 boards; VOLUME III: iv-547pp. (incorrectly paginated 549), 26 boards; VOLUME IV: vj-558pp., 14 boards. Volume V: vj-524pp., 6 boards; VOLUME VI: vj-514pp., 7 boards; worn corners, a few use marks and scratches on the leather, hair damaged volume 4 upper and lower cover of book 6, fresh Interior, good condition.