In the Tropics - Scenes and Incidents of West Indian Life

By: Marrat, Jabez (Rev.)

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Sunday School prizel label with recipient's name crossed out, Wesleyan Sunday Schools, Bingley, 1888. Moderate foxing to page edges. ; Stated "Fourth Edition". No date (Sunday School prize label on front endpaper dated 1888). [iv], 145, [1 (blank)] pages + frontispiece + [6] pages advertisements. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and black lettering on front board. Black decoration on spine and front board. Page dimensions: 179 x 118mm. Illustrated with wood engraving, both full page and small vignette illustrations at the beginning of each chapter. Written for younger readers. "The record of a voyage in the Caribbean Se is one of the most delightful that the book of memory can contain." - page 1. Chapter titles: The Caribbean Islands; Antigua, Barbadoes, and Tobago; British Guiana; The Interior of British Guiana; The People and Mission Work. "The vast extent and richness of Guiana have made it the dwelling of men of many races and many tribes. The names of the estates - English, Scotch, French, Dutch, intimate the varied nationality of the settlers, and their attempt to perpetuate the memory of scenes that were all the lovelier because of the distance by which they were separated from theml and the names of creeks, Mahaica, Mahaiconi, Abari, Canje, carry us back to days when the Red Indians, not yet affrighted by European sails, were lords of the coast." - page 62.

Title: In the Tropics - Scenes and Incidents of West Indian Life

Author Name: Marrat, Jabez (Rev.)

Categories: Other,

Publisher: London, T. Woolmer: [c1886]

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good with No dust jacket as issued

Seller ID: 20016

Keywords: Travel America