GOVEIA, Elsa V. Slave Society in the British Leeward Islands at the End of the Eighteenth Century. New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 1965.
Royal 8vo. Original cloth with dust-wrappers (marginal flaws, but UK price of 63 shillings retained); pp. ix, , 370; a very good copy of a great rarity and important book.
First edition, very rare. 'Elsa V. Goveia was a historian who is considered to be the foundation of historiography of the British West Indies … Elsa Goveia was awarded the British Guiana Scholarship in 1944. She studied history at University College and the Institute of Historical Research, London where she won the Pollard Prize for English history in 1947 and earned her doctorate in 1952. Her thesis, Slave Society in the British Leeward Islands at the End of the Eighteenth Century, was eventually published in 1965 … Goveia’s historiography remains a cornerstone and pioneering study of the West Indies' (caribbeanelections.com).