The case and replication of the legal representatives of Jeronimy Clifford; a British subject; and late merchant and planter of Surinam, deceased; to the information of the directors of the Society of Surinam, presented, on the 7th of October 1762, to their High Mightinesses the Lords States General of the United Provinces, upon the memorial presented by his Excellency Sir Joseph Yorke to the assembly of their High Mightinesses on the 13th of July 1762.

London, C. Say, 1763.

8vo, pp. [1] additional title printed in red and black, [1] blank, [2] prefatory material, 478; p. 429 misnumbered as p. 249, sense continuous; with a large folding map bound before the two titles; a very good copy in contemporary sprinkled calf, spine decorated gilt with a gilt morocco lettering-piece; extremities rubbed, upper joint starting; Macclesfield library bookplate to the front pastedown and blind stamps to preliminary leaves as usual.


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First edition of this comprehensive summary of the Clifford case in four parts. The work covers the years 1667-1737, the years of the case as it proceeded after Clifford’s death, followed by the latest details of the case presented on 7 October 1762 and the replication of the lawyers acting in Clifford’s name to the information of the society of Surinam.

Higgs, 2933; Sabin 13685; Sabin does not call for the red and black title or the prefatory leaf present here. ESTC locates just two UK holdings, at the British Library and Edinburgh.

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