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    Florida at the End of Spanish Rule

    [Florida]. Narrative of A Voyage To The Spanish Main, In The Ship "Two Friends" ; The Occupation of Amelia Island, By M'gregor, Etc. - Sketches of The Province of East Florida; And Anecdotes Illustrative of The Habits and Manners of The Seminole Indians; With An Appendix Containing A Detail Of The Seminole War, and the Execution of Arbuthnot and Ambrister. London: Printed for John Miller, Burlington Arcade, Piccadilly, 1819.

    First edition. Octavo. 328 pages.

    Contemporary half morocco, rebacked with spine laid down, boards worn. Hinges repaired. On the front endpaper: "Jacob Woodruff's book Litchfield, 1839," and on half-title "Thomas E. Oliver presented to James A. Law by Mr. Shiverick (?) on board the ship Midas February 20, 1837." On the verso of the errata at the end: "Presented to James A. Law by Mr. Schiverick on board of ship Midas February 20 1837." And then below: "James A. Laws book on board ship Adeline." On rear pastedown endpaper: "James McCoy 1838 January." The Midas is noted as a convict ship before and up to 1827.

    "Almost entirely devoted to events in Florida during its last days under Spain, including the best narration of Captain McGregor's filibustering seizure of Amelia Island, account of Seminole Indians, etc." (Howes).

    DeRenne Cat., pp. 366-367. Field 1119. Howes N12. Sabin 51782.


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