Nov 17, 2016 - Sale 2432

Sale 2432 - Lot 346

Price Realized: $ 688
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(HAITI.) Rainsford, Marcus. An Historical Account of the Black Empire of Hayti. 2 maps, 11 plates including 2-sheet facsimile letter. xxiii, [1], 467, [10] pages plus [3] ad pages. 4to, publisher's boards, moderate wear, rebacked with cloth; bookplate removed from front pastedown, closed tear to front free endpaper, moderate foxing; uncut. In a modern slipcase. [London], 1805

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first edition. A history of Haiti and Santo Domingo by a British army officer, based in part on his personal experiences. He was convicted of spying by the revolutionary government in 1799 and sentenced to death, but was personally pardoned by Toussaint Louverture, who he describes as "a truly great man" (page 249). The French come off in a less flattering light. Palau 246395; Sabin 67531 (calls for only 10 plates).