RELATION DE LA PRISE DE LA GRENADE [caption title]
[Sainte-George], Grenada: Alexander Middleton, 1779. Broadsheet. Folio. Old folds. Minor wear and soiling. Near fine. Recounts the capture of the island of Grenada by the French navy, led by Comte d'Estaing, during the American Revolution. Several versions of this title exist, in varying lengths and formats. Originally a French colony, Grenada was ceded to Britain in 1763 at the end of the Seven Years' War. Though captured by the French in 1779, Grenada was returned to the British with the Treaty of Versailles in 1783 at the end of the American Revolution. Printing on Grenada began as early as 1765 and continued through the French occupation of 1779-83. Due to the humid climate in the area, 18th-century imprints from the West Indies are extremely rare. No copies located in OCLC. A very rare and desirable item, carrying important news about the shifting balance of power in the West Indies in the wake of the American Revolution. SWAN, CARIBBEAN PRINTING, p.29.
(Inventory #: WRCAM51349)
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