Item #6728 Journal of a West India Proprietor (1st American). M. LEWIS, G.
Journal of a West India Proprietor (1st American)

Journal of a West India Proprietor (1st American)

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1929. First American Edition. Hardcover. 6 X 9 Inches. 356 PP. Very Good / Good. Item #6728

"Whether the pleasure of the negroes was sincere may be doubted; but certainly it was the loudest I had ever witnessed: they all talked together, sang, danced, shouted." - Matthew Lewis

First American edition of this important record of plantation life from the slave owner's perspective. Lewis inherited two slave-owning plantations and twice went to Jamaica to investigate the living conditions of his slaves. Lewis' account notoriously sugar-coats the life of the slave on his plantations due to the increasing moral push against the practice of slavery in Britain at the time. Scarce in original issue jacket. "Publisher Overstock" stamp on front of DJ. Light chipping to edges. An important book that is relatively scarce in commerce.

Price: $175.00

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