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    Published by Printed by Alex. Aikman, Junior, [Kingston, 1823

    Seller: William Reese Company - Americana, New Haven, CT, U.S.A.
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    24pp. 12mo. Dbd., signatures loose. Some soiling throughout. In good condition. A rare Jamaican imprint, giving the names of the proprietors on the island, the name of their properties, and the number of slaves and livestock that they owned. The list is very detailed, and is divided by parishes. Though without an imprint, we believe that it was printed by Alexander Aikman, Jr., official printer to the Jamaican government, and the son of a printer who ran one of the early presses on Jamaica. According to Cundall, Alexander Aikman, Jr. began publishing Jamaica almanacs in 1812. OCLC locates no copies of this RETURN. for the March Quarter of 1823. Any surviving ephemeral material from Jamaica in this period is rare. CUNDALL, p.89 (ref).