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The history of the Caribby-Islands

viz. Barbados, St Christophers, St Vincents, Martinico, Dominico, Barbouthos, Monserrat, Mevis [sic], Antego, &c. in all XXVIII. : In two books. The first containing the natural; the second, the moral history of those islands. : Illustrated with several pieces of sculpture, representing the most considerable rarities therein described. : With a Caribbian-vocabulary

Published by Printed by J. M. for Thomas Dring and John Starkey, and are to be sold at their shops, at the George in Fleet-Street neer Clifford's-Inn, and at the Mitre between Middle Temple-Gate and Temple-Bar. in London .
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Edition Notes

A free translation of: Histoire naturelle et morale des iles Antilles de l'Amérique, first published in Rotterdam, 1658. "Davies added material not found in the French edition and left out material, as well." -- Echeverria & Wilkie.

Authorship from Echeverria & Wilkie. Also been attributed to Louis de Poincy and to César de Rochefort.

Part 2 has special part title-page.

Signatures: A-3A⁴ (3A4 verso blank)

Page 2 misnumbered 3; p. 330 misnumbered 332.

Cf. Echeverria & Wilkie. French image, 658/3.

Cf. Cundall, F. Bib. of the West Indies, p. 99.

Cf. Palau y Dulcet (2nd ed.) 271896ff.

"By way of digression giving an account of the Apalachites, the nature of their country, their manners, and their ancient and modern religion," p. 228-249.

"A Caribbian vocabulary," by Raymond Breton, p. [2-11] at end.

Includes bibliographical references.

Echeverria & Wilkie. French image, 666/2.

JCB Lib. cat., pre-1675, III, p. 147.

Wing R1740.

Alden, J.E. European Americana, 666/136.

John Carter Brown Library copy 1 bound in contemporary sheep.

John Carter Brown Library copy 1: gift of John Nicolas Brown.

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[8], 351, [17] p., [9] leaves of plates :
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