Sep 30, 2021 - Sale 2580

Sale 2580 - Lot 293

Price Realized: $ 438
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(BARBADOS.) George Pinckard. Notes on the West Indies. xxiv, 448; xx, 472; xix, [1], 456 pages. 3 volumes. 8vo, unmatched contemporary bindings, worn; contents generally clean with intermittent minor foxing. London, 1806

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First edition of a travel narrative by a British physician who accompanied the expeditionary force from Barbados to capture Guyana in 1796. Special attention is devoted to medicine and natural history. Pinckard opposed slavery; a visit to a slave ship in Barbados is described at length on pages I:227-238. "His inquisitiveness, relative objectivity, and capacity to vividly portray his observations make his book a much more useful and comprehensive source than most other travelers' accounts of Barbados"--Handler, page 62. Ragatz, page 231; Sabin 62893.