07-20-2018 07-20-2018
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3117B Boston
July 20, 2018 12:00PMCalender
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Stedman, John Gabriel (1744-1797) Narrative of a Five Years Expedition against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam.

$2,460$2,000
Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 3117B Location: Boston Date / Time: July 20, 2018 12:00PM

Description:

Stedman, John Gabriel (1744-1797) Narrative of a Five Years Expedition against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam. London: for J. Johnson, 1796. First edition, two large quarto volumes, engraved frontispiece in volume one; titles to both volumes engraved; small paper edition, volume one illustrated with two folding engraved maps, one folding plate, and thirty-seven full-page engraved plates (thirteen plates by William Blake); volume two illustrated with thirty-four full-page engravings and one folding map, contents good, the two volumes bound in uniform brown calf, rebacked, 10 3/4 x 8 1/4 in. (2)

Stedman was a Dutch soldier deployed to put down an uprising of enslaved people on the island of Suriname. His illustrated text became an important document in the abolitionist movement.

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http://estc.bl.uk/T146566
Estimate $3,000-4,000


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Keywords

John Gabriel, William Blake, London, Suriname