A Guide to Hayti (The "Geffrard" Edition). James Redpath.
A Guide to Hayti (The "Geffrard" Edition)

A Guide to Hayti (The "Geffrard" Edition)

Boston: Haytian Bureau of Emigration, 1861. Decorative Cloth. The 1861 3rd printing (the "Tenth Thousand", following the 1860 1st edition), of this uncommon portrait of "Hayti" and plea for the American slaves and "freed" African-American community at large to consider fleeing to it. Includes its engraved frontispiece portrait of Haitian President Fabre Geffrard and its large fold-out color map ("The Geffrard Map") of "The Island of Hayti: Drawn for James Redpath's Guide to Hayti". The map is in very sharp condition, the hues bright and vivid. It shows only one small tear (1 1/2") at the base of the inner hinge and folds and unfolds neatly. The book itself has held up nicely as well: Clean and VG+ in its light-brown, pebbled cloth, with decorative blindstamping and gilt-design to the front panel and still-bright gilt-titling along the spine. Very light wear at the spine crown, light, forgiveable foxing to the preliminaries. The boards though are very clean, the binding solid as could be. A tight, presentable copy of this 1861 appeal to the beleaguered African-descended population of the United States, even including a formal "invitation" by President Geffrad to "Let our black and yellow brethren, scattered through the Antilles, and North and South America, hasten to co-operate with us in restoring the glory of the Republic" Very Good +. Item #18843

Price: $650.00

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