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Coffee.- Laborie (P.J.) The Coffee Planter of Saint Comingo; with an Appendix, Containing a View of the Constitution, Government, Laws and Sate of that Colony... To which are Added, some Hints on the Present State of the Island, Under the British Government, 22 engraved plates on 21 sheets (18 folding), bookplate, contemporary calf, spine gilt, upper joint cracked but holding firm, [Goldsmiths 17286; Sabin 38430], 8vo, for T.Cadell and W.Davies, 1798.

⁂ A rare account of coffee planting and life in 18th century Saint Domingue, which at that point accounted for sixty percent of the world's coffee production. This extensive work was written as a manual for British Coffee planters in the West Indies and includes a description of the 1790s slave revolt.

Provenance: John Bolton (bookplate).

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Coffee.- Laborie (P.J.) The Coffee Planter of Saint

Wed, Jul 11, 2018 9:30 AM UTC
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Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing
220 Queenstown Road
London, SW8 4LP
United Kingdom
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