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There is a surprisingly rich resource of books on the West Indies.  Only a few books on the Caribbean are commonly found in bookshops but there are an enormous range of titles in existence.  There is a fine online bibliography of West Indies books, mostly sorted by author, compiled by Don Mitchell at http://books.ai

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THOMAS Hugh The slave trade. - The history of the Atlantic slave trade 1440-1870.
THOMAS Hugh The slave trade. - The history of the Atlantic slave trade 1440-1870.

Picador (1997)
925pp + plates. Clean in D/W. Spine of D/W faded.
An important history on the subject.
£9.00


GOSNER Pamela Caribbean Baroque: Historic Architecture of the Spanish Antilles.
GOSNER Pamela Caribbean Baroque: Historic Architecture of the Spanish Antilles.

Passeggiata Press (1996)
xix + 425 large pp. 1st ed., minor foxing mostly to page edges otherwise clean in card covers.
£30.00


FROUDE James A. The English in the West Indies - or the bow of Ulysses.
FROUDE James A. The English in the West Indies - or the bow of Ulysses.

Longmans, Green & Co., London (1890 (circa))
viii + 328pp + publishers catalogue + engraved frontispiece and 8 plates. Later ed., clean in original worn pictorial cloth.
Much on Dominica, Jamaica and Trinidad.
£20.00


CASSIDY Frederic G. Jamaica Talk. - Three hundred years of the English language in Jamaica.
CASSIDY Frederic G. Jamaica Talk. - Three hundred years of the English language in Jamaica.

Institute of Jamaica (1961)
468pp. 1st ed., fine in worn and faded D/W.
Authorative study.
£6.00


DAWES Neville Prolegomena to Caribbean Literature
DAWES Neville Prolegomena to Caribbean Literature

Institute of Jamaica (1977)
38pp. 1st ed., clean in worn card covers.
£15.00


BLACK Clinton V. The history of Montego Bay
BLACK Clinton V. The history of Montego Bay

Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce (1984)
55pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
£7.00


CURTIN Philip D. Two Jamaicas: The Role of Ideas in a Tropical Colony, 1830-1865.
CURTIN Philip D. Two Jamaicas: The Role of Ideas in a Tropical Colony, 1830-1865.

Harvard Uni Press (1955)
xii + 270pp. 1st ed., fine in marked and faded D/W.
£12.00


CASSIDY F.G. and LE PAGE R.B. Dictionary of Jamaican English
CASSIDY F.G. and LE PAGE R.B. Dictionary of Jamaican English

Uni. of the W.I. Press (2002)
lxiv + 509pp. 2nd ed., very fine in fine card covers.
£18.00


ASPINALL Algernon E. West Indian Tales of Old
ASPINALL Algernon E. West Indian Tales of Old

Duckworth & Co (1912)
xi + 260pp + plates and publisher's catalogue. 1st ed., clean in worn and marked original cloth.
Includes chapters on English Harbour, Antigua, Brimstone Hill, St Kitts and Governor Parke of the Leeward Islands.
£40.00


SIBLEY Inez Knibb Dictionary of Place-Names in Jamaica.
SIBLEY Inez Knibb Dictionary of Place-Names in Jamaica.

Institute of Jamaica (1978)
184pp + photo plates and index. 1st ed., clean in worn card covers.
£30.00


WRIGHT Philip Monumental Inscriptions of Jamaica.
WRIGHT Philip Monumental Inscriptions of Jamaica.

Society of Genealogists, London (1966)
361pp. 1st ed., clean in card covers.
£40.00


KRISE Thomas W. Caribbeana: An Anthology of English Literature of the West Indies, 1657-1777
KRISE Thomas W. Caribbeana: An Anthology of English Literature of the West Indies, 1657-1777

University of Chicago Press (1999)
xii + 358pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
£8.00


THOMAS J.J. Froudacity. - West Indian fables by James Anthony Froude explained.
THOMAS J.J. Froudacity. - West Indian fables by James Anthony Froude explained.

New Beacon Books (1969)
195pp. Paperback. Small light h/s on f.e.p. ottherwise fine.
£4.00


SENIOR Olive Encyclopedia of Jamaican Heritage
SENIOR Olive Encyclopedia of Jamaican Heritage

Twin Guinep Ltd (2003)
xx + 549pp. 1st ed., very fine in fine D/W.
A very useful work.
£40.00


SMITH M.G. The Plural Society in the British West Indies
SMITH M.G. The Plural Society in the British West Indies

Sangster's Bookstores Ltd (1974)
xix + 359pp. 2nd ed., clean in worn card covers.
£6.00


PRICE George Jamaica and the Colonial Office: Who Caused the Crisis?
PRICE George Jamaica and the Colonial Office: Who Caused the Crisis?PRICE George Jamaica and the Colonial Office: Who Caused the Crisis?
PRICE George Jamaica and the Colonial Office: Who Caused the Crisis?

London: Published for the author by Sampson, Low, Son, and Marston (1866)
xii + 180pp + folding coloured plate. 1st ed., water stains on front and rear end papers and on last 4 pages of text otherwise very clean in original worn blindstamped cloth.
Very scarce.
£295.00


HINTON John Howard Memoir of William Knibb, Missionary in Jamaica
HINTON John Howard Memoir of William Knibb, Missionary in Jamaica
HINTON John Howard Memoir of William Knibb, Missionary in Jamaica

Houlston and Stoneman, London (1847)
x + 562pp + 6pp Publisher's catalogue and engraved portrait frontispiece. 1st ed., fine in old half calf.
Wiliam Knibb was a Baptist missionary in Jamaica from 1823.
£300.00


ST JOHNSTON Sir Reginald From a Colonial Governor
ST JOHNSTON Sir Reginald From a Colonial Governor
ST JOHNSTON Sir Reginald From a Colonial Governor's Note-Book.

Hutchinson & Co, London (1936)
285pp + plates. 1st ed., minor tone spotting to first few pages otherwise clean in original blue cloth.
The author recounts his time in office as Acting Governor of the Falkland Is., Administrator in Dominica and St Kitts and Governor of the Leeward Islands.
£70.00


RODWAY James In the Guiana Forest; Studies of Nature in Relation to the Struggle for Life
RODWAY James In the Guiana Forest; Studies of Nature in Relation to the Struggle for Life

T. Fisher Unwin (1911)
326pp + photo plates. Revised 2nd ed., clean in worn and marked original cloth.
£15.00


ANDREWS Evangeline Walker Journal of a Lady of Quality; Being the Narrative of a Journey from Scotland to the West Indies, North Carolina, and Portugal, in the Years 1774 to 1776
ANDREWS Evangeline Walker Journal of a Lady of Quality; Being the Narrative of a Journey from Scotland to the West Indies, North Carolina, and Portugal, in the Years 1774 to 1776

Yale University Press, New Haven (1923)
341pp + plates. 3rd printing, clean in worn original half cloth with marbled papers.
Good section on Antigua and St Kitts.
£20.00


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Family history of Jamaica

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Sources of genealogy and historical information

Turks and Caicos Islands Museum

http://www.tcmuseum.org