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BOLINGBROKE, Henry. A voyage to the Demerary, containing a statistical account of the settlements there, and of those on the Essequebo, the Berbice, and other contiguous rivers of Guyana. London, Richard Phillips, 1809.Original boards, uncut. With folding map (foxed). 220 pp.*First published in 1807. – Valuable early history of the English colonies of Berbice, Demerara and Essequibo, later called British Guiana, which had been annexed from the Dutch in 1803. With descriptions of the Dutch planters and their manners (‘Splender of Dutch households’), the slave trade, Van Hoorn Company, the Indians, natural history ( i.a. coffee and sugar cultivation, including a visit to a former Dutch coffee plantation), Stabroek, Reynstein, New Amsterdam, Paramaribo, etc. The author was a deputy vendue master of Surinam and was a resident of Stabroek (Demarary) for seven years. –bolingbroke