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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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BUCKLEY Roger Norman Slaves in Red Coats. - The British West India Regiments, 1795-1815.
BUCKLEY Roger Norman Slaves in Red Coats. - The British West India Regiments, 1795-1815.

Yale Uni Press (1979)
xi + 210pp. 1st ed., fine in slightly stained D/W.
£35.00


PULLEN BURY B. Jamaica as it is , 1903.
PULLEN BURY B. Jamaica as it is , 1903.

T. Fisher Unwin, London (1903)
xiv + 240pp + plates and map. 1st ed., lacking end papers otherwise mostly clean with just minor foxing in original slightly worn original cloth.
£36.00


GOSSE Philip H. Gosse
GOSSE Philip H. Gosse's Jamaica, 1844-45

Institute of Jamaica (1984)
xv + 195pp + plates. 1st ed., clean in faded D/W.
£12.00


CUNDALL Frank The Governors of Jamaica in the first half of the eighteenth century.
CUNDALL Frank The Governors of Jamaica in the first half of the eighteenth century.

West India Committee, London (1937)
xxxi + 177pp + 24 plates and 3 folding plans. 1st ed. Ex library with label on f.e.p. and small h/s's on a number of pages otherwise clean in original slightly faded cloth.
Important historical study.
£18.00


JAMAICA Friends of the Georgian Society of Jamaica 2010 Tour
JAMAICA Friends of the Georgian Society of Jamaica 2010 Tour

F.G.S.J. (2010)
26 large pp. Fine in D/W.
Colour photos and line drawings of Georgian architecture in Jamaica.
£15.00


NETTLEFORD Rex Roots and Rhythms: Jamaica
NETTLEFORD Rex Roots and Rhythms: Jamaica's National Dance Theatre

Andre Deutsch (1969)
1st ed., clean in D/W.
£6.00


SMITH May Jeffrey Bird watching in Jamaica.
SMITH May Jeffrey Bird watching in Jamaica.

Pioneer Press, Kingston (1956)
159pp + plates (some in colour), 1st ed., some tone spotting, pages thumbed but a scarce work.
Attractive illustrations by the author's daughter (?)
£6.00


ROBERTSON E. Arnot The Spanish Town Papers: Some Sidelights on the American War of Independence.
ROBERTSON E. Arnot The Spanish Town Papers: Some Sidelights on the American War of Independence.

Cresset Press (1959)
199pp + plates. 1st ed., fine in worn D/W.
£5.00


WRIGHT Philip Exploring Jamaica. A guide for motorists
WRIGHT Philip Exploring Jamaica. A guide for motorists

W.W. Norton & Co (1969)
254pp + plates. 1st ed., clean in D/W.
£5.00


ANON Photos and Phantasms: Harry Johnston
ANON Photos and Phantasms: Harry Johnston's Photographs of the Caribbean.

The British Council. (1998)
63pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
£10.00


MACMILLAN Judy Ann My Jamaica. The Paintings of Judy Ann Mac Millan
MACMILLAN Judy Ann My Jamaica. The Paintings of Judy Ann Mac Millan

Macmillan (2004)
155 large pp. 1st ed., fine in fine D/W.
£14.00


METCALF George Royal Government and Political Conflict in Jamaica 1729-1783
METCALF George Royal Government and Political Conflict in Jamaica 1729-1783

Longmans (1965)
xii + 256pp + plates. 1st ed., with bookplate of Lesley Lewis, fine in fine D/W.
£24.00


GARDNER W.J. A History of Jamaica from Its Discovery By Christopher Columbus to the Year 1872.  - Including an Account of its Trade and Agriculture; Sketches of the Manners, Habits, and Customs of all Classes of its Inhabitants
GARDNER W.J. A History of Jamaica from Its Discovery By Christopher Columbus to the Year 1872. - Including an Account of its Trade and Agriculture; Sketches of the Manners, Habits, and Customs of all Classes of its Inhabitants

Frank Cass (1971)
510pp + folding map. Facsimile reprint of the 1873 ed., fine in slightly torn D/W.
£27.00


BINNEY Marcus Jamaica
BINNEY Marcus Jamaica's Heritage: An Untapped Resource

The Mill Press, Kingston (1991)
88 large pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
£25.00


PHILLIPPO James M. Jamaica:  its past and present state.
PHILLIPPO James M. Jamaica: its past and present state.

John Snow, London (1843)
xvi + 485pp + 8 of 10 engraved plates. 1st ed. mostly clean but with some foxing on plates in original blue cloth, rebacked with some loss of original spine. Sadly missing two plates.
The author was a Baptist missionary who spent 20 years in Jamaica. Geographical, historical and social surveys are included but greatest value lies in his description of the religious state of the island.
£40.00


SHORE Joseph and STEWART John In old St James. - A book of Parish chronicles.  Containing the story of the Jamaica ancestry of Mrs Barrett Browning;  the true tale of Rose Hall;  what an estate slave-book tells, etc.
SHORE Joseph and STEWART John In old St James. - A book of Parish chronicles. Containing the story of the Jamaica ancestry of Mrs Barrett Browning; the true tale of Rose Hall; what an estate slave-book tells, etc.

Sangster's Bookstores, Kingston (1970)
118pp. Reprint of 1911 ed., clean in D/W.
Historical notes on various aspects of Jamaican history.
£7.00


TAYLOR Stanley A.G. The Western design: An account of Cromwell
TAYLOR Stanley A.G. The Western design: An account of Cromwell's expedition to the Caribbean.

Jamaica Institute and Historical Society, Kingston, Jamaica (1965)
xiv + 243pp + 2 folding maps. 1st ed., fine in original card covers.
£45.00


BRATHWAITE Edward The Development of Creole Society in Jamaica 1770-1820
BRATHWAITE Edward The Development of Creole Society in Jamaica 1770-1820

Oxford University Press (1971)
1st ed., 374pp. fine in original cloth.
£22.00


SHIELDS Enid Devon House Families
SHIELDS Enid Devon House Families

Ian Randle Publishers (1991)
viii + 136pp. 1st ed., very fine in fine pictorial boards.
£6.00


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Links to other West Indies sites

 

Family history of Jamaica

http://www.mymynton.com/index.htm

Sources of genealogy and historical information

Turks and Caicos Islands Museum

http://www.tcmuseum.org