DescriptionJohn. G[abriel]. Stedman. Narrative of a five years' expedition... London: First edition.
J[ohn]. G[abriel]. Stedman. Narrative of a five years' expedition, against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam, in Guiana, on the Wild Coast of South America; from the year 1772, to 1777... London: J. Johnson and J. Edwards, 1796. First edition. Two volumes. Quarto (11.5625 x 9 inches; 294 x 230 mm.). xviii, 407, [1, blank], [4, index], [2, plate list], [1, errata], [1, blank]; [iv], 404, [4, index], [2, plate list], [1, errata], [1, blank] pages; engraved title-leaves with hand-colored vignettes, frontispiece in the first volume and sixty-one (of eighty) hand-colored plates inserted throughout, four folding (two of which are maps), two plates accented with gold. Lacking the sixteen plates engraved by William Blake and three others. Recent antique-style leather, spines with five raised bands, red gilt-lettered leather labels, compartments ruled in gilt; new endpapers. Backstrips dulled; edges very lightly worn; a few very minor surface scuffs. Faint offsetting to the text; occasional faint marginal foxing; page edges with a touch of soiling. A bright, near fine, though incomplete, copy. Abbey Travel 719.
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