Good with no dust jacket. Tall 8vo 9"-10" t; xxxi, 446; 466 pages; Description topographique, physique, civile, politique et historique de la partie francaise Aise de l'isle Saint-Domingue: Avec des observations generales sur sa population, sur le caractere & les moeurs de ses divers habitans; sur son climat, sa culture...Accompagne Es des de Tails les plus propres a Faire connaitre l'e Tat de cette colonie a L'e Poque du 18 octobre 1789; et d'une nouvelle carte de la totalitete De l'isle. Par M. L. -E. Moreau de Saint-Mery, ...[2 Vols. Ct. ] Some loss of cloth from front covers, spine ends and edges worn, scuffed. Rear inserted leaf of both vols roughly removed. Vol 1: Lacking map and front free end paper, rear free end paper separated with tears/edgewear, tear to inner edge of lower margin of first few leaves. Vol 2: removal of 2 leaves preceding title, tear and early inkstains to contents leaf. Includes list of 246 subscribers. Worldcat locates just one copy.; 6.
This facsimile reproduction of the classic tome on pre-revolution Haiti (then known as Saint-Domingue) is huge. The publisher uses heavy stock and and oversize format and the reproduction has all the printing flaws of the original. The result is a 3-pound brick that makes you think twice about taking it with you on a plane trip. But unless you can afford an original first edition or get your hands on one of the slimmer French reissues, this is probably the best you can do. St. Mery is still indispensable for anyone doing research on the 18th century Caribbean or on Haiti specifically.
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