SOUTHEY, Captain Thomas. Chronological History of the West Indies. London, Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1827.
8vo. Three volumes. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, spines each with two gilt-stamped lettering-pieces and ornamented in gilt, marbled endpapers and edges; pp. [viii, the initial two blank], 336; [iii] , 552; [ii], 620; some rubbing to extremities, else a very good set.
First edition. Thomas Southey was brother of the poet Robert Southey. As the book's title suggests, this work presents a continuous history of the Caribbean. It has become rather uncommon on the market these days, especially so in a uniform, contemporary binding.
Sabin 88658; Cundall 2189.