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Narrative of a five years' expedition against the revolted Negroes of Surinam, in Guiana, on the wild coast of South America, from the year 1772, to 1777, elucidating the history of that country, and describing its productions, viz. quadrupedes, birds, fishes, reptiles, trees, shrubs, fruits, & roots : with an account of the Indians of Guiana, & Negroes of Guinea Preview this item
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Narrative of a five years' expedition against the revolted Negroes of Surinam, in Guiana, on the wild coast of South America, from the year 1772, to 1777, elucidating the history of that country, and describing its productions, viz. quadrupedes, birds, fishes, reptiles, trees, shrubs, fruits, & roots : with an account of the Indians of Guiana, & Negroes of Guinea

Author: John Gabriel StedmanWilliam BlakeInigo BarlowThomas ConderFrancesco BartolozziAll authors
Publisher: London : Printed for J. Johnson ..., & J. Edwards ..., 1796.
Series: Blake, no. 781.; Blake, Suppl. no. 197.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Gabriel Stedman; William Blake; Inigo Barlow; Thomas Conder; Francesco Bartolozzi; Anker Smith; Michele Benedetti; Thomas Holloway; Perry; James Whatman
OCLC Number: 977717860
Notes: The title pages are engraved, with vignettes.
Volume 1: includes extra-numbered pages *11-*14, *29-*30.
Includes indexes.
Errata on last leaf of each volume.
"List of Subscribers Names": pages [vii]-[xiv].
Copies are often found coloured; those in which Gold is used may have been coloured early. Keynes (Blake studies [1971], 103) says that, besides the ordinary copies of 21.5 x 26.6 cm., there are copies on large paper of 23 x 29.5 cm. with the imprint in Vol. I as 'London Printed by J. Johnson ... (the Vol. II imprint is corrected as above) and 'the plates admirably coloured by hand'--Bentley.
The name of Blake (Mr. Wm.) London is on page [viii] in the list of "Subscribers Names."
"The 81 plates are dated Dec. 1792, Dec. 1793, Dec. 1794, and Dec. 1795, and 39 have no engraver's name. Thirteen are signed "Blake Sculpt."; besides these, GEB & Keynes (1921) are confident that Blake also engraved the plates opposite volume 1, page 227; volume 2, page 104; and volume 2, page 296, which are not signed."--Bentley.
Of the other sixty-five plates 13 are signed by Barlow, 7 by T. Conder, 3 by Bartolozzi, 2 each by Benedetti and A. Smith, and 1 each by T. Holloway and Perry.
Description: 2 volumes (xviii, 407, [8]; iv, 404, [7] pages, 81 unnumbered leaves of plates (some folded)) : illustrations, folded maps, plans, portraits ; 27 cm (4to)
Series Title: Blake, no. 781.; Blake, Suppl. no. 197.
Other Titles: Narrative of an expedition to Surinam
Responsibility: by Captn. J.G. Stedman ; illustrated with 80 elegant engravings, from drawings made by the author.

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