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West Indies.- Poyntz (Captain John) The Present Prospect of the Famous and Fertile Island of Tobago, to the Southward of the Island of Barbadoes. With a Description of the Scituation, Growth, Fertility and Manufacture of the said Island, second edition, title within woodcut border, woodcut initials and head-pieces, light soiling to title and verso of final f., 19th-century half roan, spine ends sympathetically repaired, [Sabin, 64858; Wing P3131], small 4to, by John Attwood for the author, and sold by William Staresmore ..., 1695.

⁂ Including accounts of the plant and animal life with sections on the cultivation of cocoa, tobacco, bananas, pomegranates and pineapples ("a fruit of that excellency, that I want retorick and oratory to express it... the King of Fruits.")

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West Indies.- Poyntz (Captain John) The Present

Estimate £1,000 - £1,500Jul 10
London, UK
Auction Curated By:
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Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
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Max Hasler
Modern First Editions and 20th Century Literature