Sale 503 Lot 185

* LEWIS, Matthew Gregory (1775-1818)
Journal of a West India Proprietor, Kept During a Residence in the Island of Jamaica. London: John Murray, 1834.

8vo (230 x 140 mm). (Marginal spotting.) Contemporary green cloth, printed label on spine (rubbed, loss to label, discreet library label on spine). FIRST EDITION. Lewis inherited property in Jamaica and wrote this journal during his visits there in 1815 and 1817. On his second visit, he contracted the yellow fever which led to his death on the voyage home. Sabin 40821.

Estimate $ 600-800

Property from the Collection of the Valley of Milwaukee, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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