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Six Months in the West Indies in 1825.

COLERIDGE (Henry Nelson).

COLERIDGE (Henry Nelson).

Six Months in the West Indies in 1825.

Folding frontispiece map of the West Indies.

Third Edition, With Additions. 12mo. [150 x 96 x 20 mm]. [4]ff, 311, [1] pp. Bound in contemporary green goatskin, the covers with a border of a gilt fillet and a blind crested roll. The spine divided into five panels, the bands tooled with a gilt fillet, lettered in the second and fourth panels, the edges of the boards tooled with a gilt broken fillet, the turn-ins with a gilt roll, blue endleaves, gilt edges.
London: [by William Clowes for] John Murray, 1832.

With the half-title. A fine copy.

Henry Nelson Coleridge (1798-1843) was the nephew, son-in-law, editor and executor of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. In 1825 he accompanied another uncle, William Hart Coleridge, the Bishop of Barbados, to the West Indies and described his excursion in this little book, first published anonymously in 1826. In the preface to this third edition he stated "In this edition I have inserted a note and a few verses, but omitted nothing. The book pleased with all its faults, and with all its faults it shall remain".

With contemporary bookseller's label "Sold by Wallason Bookseller &c 31 New Bond Street [London]" and bookplate of Charles Anderson-Pelham (1781-1846), 1st Earl of Yarborough, of Appuldurcombe House, Isle of Wight (with pencil note "Morning Room").

Stock no. ebc4280

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