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Narrative of a Five Year Expedition against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam

Stedman, John Gabriel

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ISBN 10: 0801834163 / ISBN 13: 9780801834165
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, 1988
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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first edition, first printing, not stated; cloth binding, no dj; from the library of the linguist, Glenn Gilbert; with the publisher's invoice and an inscribed note by Gilbert laid in; covers show faint rub marks, otherwise as new, rated Fine; "transcribed for the first time from the original 1790 manuscript, edited with an introduction and notes by Richard Price and Sally Price"; would be of interest to collectors of books on Suriname, Dutch colonies in the New World, or of creole societies generally; the original press run was small and hard cover copies are especially hard to find; cloth covers are navy blue with a beige spine, navy blue lettering on the spine and on the front a handsome pasted-on color reproduction of a painting of Stedman; 4to - 10 1/4 inches, xcvii + 708 numbered pages. Bookseller Inventory # 000667

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Title: Narrative of a Five Year Expedition against ...

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition

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Book by Stedman, Professor John Gabriel


"The 1790 Narrative is mostly written in direct, earthy prose that evokes the emotional response of a young European captain to the naked breasts of 'beautiful Negroe Maids,' to the clouds of ravenous 'muskitos,' to the tremors of tropical fever... After the passage of two centuries, we now have a superbly edited critical edition of the book Stedman actually wrote." -- David Brion Davis, New York Review of Books

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