[TENNANT, Robert]. British Guiana and its Resources.

London, George Philip & Son, 1895.

£248

8vo. Original red cloth, lettered in black; pp. vi, 104, folding map with gold mines printed in yellow; cloth a bit marked, otherwise clean; provenance: the publisher's file copy, with label on front cover.

Extremely rare first edition of this description of the colony, then known as Demerara, with details about agriculture, the use of forests, precious stones, gold mining, including labour cost, 'importation of coolies', and an appendix on the border conflict with Venezuela. All we know about the author is what the title tells us, that he was the author of a similar work on Sardinia.

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