We are happy to call you during the auction and place bids on your behalf. To arrange phone bidding, please call Swann's bid department during business hours.
(212) 254-4710 ext. 0
Mon - Fri 10AM - 6PM
Or, e-mail a list of lots with the sale number and your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include a phone number where we can reach you.
Bids may also be submitted via fax. Send a list of lots with the sale number and your contact information to (212) 979-1017. You will receive a confirmation before the sale.Sale 2517 | Lot 250
Price Realized: $1,250 With Buyer's Premium Show Hammer Price
Click Image To Enlarge
Sale 2517 Lot 250
(BARBADOS.) Ligon, Richard. A True & Exact History of the Island of Barbados. Folding map, 9 plates, folding table. , 122,  pages. Folio, later 1/2 calf over marbled boards, moderate wear, rebacked; moderate dampstaining and wear, several repaired tears, map rehinged with minor restoration and repair along on fold, repairs to banana tree plate in margins (page 82), minimal worming; early gift inscription on second leaf, 1812 owner's signature on front free endpaper. London: Humphrey Moseley, 1657
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000
first edition of a "classic and indispensable source for any study of Barbadian social history"--Handler, Barbados, page 4. Ligon spent 3 years in Barbados. This work describes sugar production and the island's natural history at length. It also contains the original source for the tale of Inkle and Yarico, in which an Englishman sells his Indian lover into slavery (pages 54-55). An opera based on the story was written in 1787, and has been revived several times in recent years. Includes the first detailed map of the island, with property owners indicated, and embellished with numerous vignettes of wild boars, armored soldiers, camel drivers, and more. European Americana 657/94; Hough, Lesser Antilles 45; Sabin 41057, 105976n.Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $1,250