The Large Paper Copy of Hughes'
[Natural History]. Griffith Hughes. The Natural
History of Barbados. London: Printed for the Author, 1750.
First edition, large paper issue. Folio. Approximately 16 x 10.5
inches. , [10, List of Subscribers], [viii], 314,  pages.
With double-page engraved map and thirty engraved plates inserted
throughout. Contemporary full mottled calf, boards ruled in gilt,
with burgundy gilt morocco corner armorial onlays. Rebacked in the
nineteenth-century in brown calf, spine ruled and tooled in gilt,
brown gilt morocco lettering labels, gilt board edges and turn-ins.
Binding worn, joints and hinges cracking. Some offsetting and minor
intermittent foxing to text and plates. Overall, very good with
generally clean plates. Plates engraved by Mynde and Bickham after
G. D. Ehret and other artists. Housed in later green cloth
Natural History of Barbados
"This book is one to place besides Catesby's Natural History." (Hunt). This work is perhaps the first to discuss grapefruit (the "forbidden fruit" of Barbados).
Hunt 536. Nissen BBI 950. Sabin 33582.
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