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Rainsford, Marcus (1820-1897) An Historical Account of the Black Empire of Hayti.

Auction:
3103T
Lot:
1251
Sold for:
$338$275

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3103T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 31, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Rainsford, Marcus (1820-1897) An Historical Account of the Black Empire of Hayti. London: Printed by the Albion Press, published by James Cundee, and sold by C. Chapple, 1805. First edition, quarto, engraved frontispiece; folding map of Santo Domingo; folding plan of Cape Francois before the revolution in 1785 (torn); nine full-page engravings depicting: a monument commemorating the emancipation of enslaved Haitian people; the court martial which sentenced the author to death under General Christophe President; the author in prison under sentence of death relieved by "a benevolent Female of Colour"; Toussaint L'Ouverture; "The Mode of exterminating the Black Army as practised by the French"; "Revenge taken by the Black Army for the Cruelties practised on them by the French"; "Blood Hounds attacking a Black Family in the Woods"; an engraved facsimile Toussaint L'Ouverture letter printed over three pages (two leaves); and "The Mode of Training Blood Hounds"; contemporary half leather, boards detached, 10 1/2 x 8 in.
Estimate $400-600

[a]4, b-c4, B-Z4, 2A-2Z4, 3A-P4.


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