SLAM articles

  • L’Histoire de l’Histoire de la Jamaïque 

    L’Histoire de l’Histoire de la Jamaïque
    Published 12 Mar 2013

    Most bibliographers and librarians attribute the book “L’Histoire de la Jamaïque”, published by Nourse 1751, to the British author Sir Hans Sloane. Wrong! This “L’Histoire’ is a translation of a work published in Edinburgh in 1739. The author is Charles Leslie, and the book is called “A New and Exact Account of Jamaica”. The French / English journalist Thibault Ehrengardt re-writes the history of a bibliographical confusion.