Narrative of the Deportation to Cayenne, and Shipwreck on the Coast of Scotland
London: J. Wright, 1800. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. Fine. Item #09558
"Observations on the present state of that Colony, and of the Negroes; and an account of the situation of the deported persons at the time of his [the author's] escape." Octavo, 282 pages. Bound with half title, frontis and List of Deported Persons and 3 pages of publisher's ads.Three-quarters red leather, by Morrell, all edges gilt. The author and other deputies to the French legislature, were deported to French Guiana, the penal colony that included the infamous Devil's Island. The author managed to escape and made his way to England.