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WRIGHT, John, Commander R.N. Memoir of the Mosquito Territory, as respecting the voluntary cession of it to the Crown of Great Britain. London: J. Hatchard, 1808.
8° (210 x 125mm). (Lacking half-title, small ink stain on title.) Modern green boards.
FIRST EDITION. An early account of the territory that became British Honduras, stressing the commercial 'advantages to be derived from the occupation of that country' and giving a resumé of its brief history as part of Jamaica. Wright is described on the title as 'Late Commander of H.M.S. Swift, and Senior Officer of the Naval forces at Honduras and on the Mosquito Shore.' RARE. Sabin 105609.
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