A True & [and] Exact History of the Island of Barbadoes. Richard Ligon.
A True & [and] Exact History of the Island of Barbadoes
A True & [and] Exact History of the Island of Barbadoes

A True & [and] Exact History of the Island of Barbadoes

London: Frank Cass, 1976.

Hardcover. Near Fine. Facsimile reprintof the second edition of 1673. 7,25 x 12.25 inches, 122 pp + folding map, illustrations (some folding). Very light edge wear; else fine. Wiki: On 14 June 1647, [Ligon] left for Barbados to gain his fortune in the New World, like many of his fellow countrymen. Ligon purchased half of a sugar plantation in Barbados. After two years residence on the island he was attacked by a fever, and returned to England in 1650. He was soon afterward put into prison by his creditors. There are conflicting reports as to whether his narrative was conceived of in prison as a way to pay off his creditors and gain his freedom, or before his imprisonment at the urging of Brian Duppa, Bishop of Salisbury."

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