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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