1887 Down the Islands, A Voyage to the Caribbees
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First Edition, Illustrated, Original Binding, Publishers' Original Binding
The first edition. In the publisher's original cloth binding with gilt lettering. With a frontispiece, 14 plates and numerous vignette illustrations by M. J. Burns. Collated complete. An extensive travelogue by William Agnew Paton, detailing his voyage down the Caribbean islands. Notable topics covered include the influence of slavery, abolition, pirates and religious customs. With the publisher's advertisements to the rear of the book.
In the publisher's cloth binding. Externally, smart with shelf wear to the edges. Fading and fraying to the spine. Some small tears to the spine. Some handling marks to the boards. Bookplate for 'Philip S. Miller Memorial, Bedford Free Library' to the front paste-down. Tears to the front paste-down and free endpaper. A blindstamp for 'James Andrew DeNina, Esquire' to the front free endpaper. Contemporary ink inscription to front blank. Marks to the rear paste-down. Internally, generally firmly bound. The first contents page is loosening but still attached. Pages very bright and clean with some light age-toning to the edges.
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