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BREEN Henry H. St Lucia:  Historical, Statistical, and descriptive.
BREEN Henry H. St Lucia:  Historical, Statistical, and descriptive.BREEN Henry H. St Lucia:  Historical, Statistical, and descriptive.BREEN Henry H. St Lucia:  Historical, Statistical, and descriptive.
BREEN Henry H. St Lucia: Historical, Statistical, and descriptive.

London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans (1844)
xvi + 423pp + map. 1st ed., fine in fine contemporary full morocco. Bookplate of Major General Sir Arthur Wellesley Torrens and with two tipped in letters from the author concerning the work.
'The first and still the best work devoted exclusively to this island. The author was for 13 years a resident and based a considerable portion of the book on documentary material available there.' (Ragatz) Torrens was the civil administrator of the island at this time.
£1,600.00


CAMPBELL John Candid and Impartial Considerations on the Nature of the Sugar Trade; The Comparative Importance of the British and French Islands in the West-Indies: with The Value and Consequence of St. Lucia and Granada, truly stated.
CAMPBELL John Candid and Impartial Considerations on the Nature of the Sugar Trade; The Comparative Importance of the British and French Islands in the West-Indies: with The Value and Consequence of St. Lucia and Granada, truly stated.CAMPBELL John Candid and Impartial Considerations on the Nature of the Sugar Trade; The Comparative Importance of the British and French Islands in the West-Indies: with The Value and Consequence of St. Lucia and Granada, truly stated.CAMPBELL John Candid and Impartial Considerations on the Nature of the Sugar Trade; The Comparative Importance of the British and French Islands in the West-Indies: with The Value and Consequence of St. Lucia and Granada, truly stated.
CAMPBELL John Candid and Impartial Considerations on the Nature of the Sugar Trade; The Comparative Importance of the British and French Islands in the West-Indies: with The Value and Consequence of St. Lucia and Granada, truly stated.

London: Printed for R. Baldwin in Pater-noster Row. (1763)
228pp + 3 hand coloured folding maps. 1st ed., minor tears to two of the maps without loss, later end papers otherwise fine in old full calf binding with recent spine.
This work is a classic in the field of colonial and Caribbean literature, embodying as it does one of the clearest statements of eighteenth century philosophy regarding the relations which should exist between a metropole and its outlying possessions. (Ragatz) Written just after Britain had acquired Grenada and St Lucia from France following the Peace of Paris.
£900.00


PILGRIM John H. Snippets of St Lucia
PILGRIM John H. Snippets of St Lucia's History

The Standard, Castries, Saint Lucia (1960)
40pp. 1st ed., pages browned otherwise clean in card covers.
Very scarce.
£36.00


GREY Earl The Colonial Policy of Lord John Russell
GREY Earl The Colonial Policy of Lord John Russell
GREY Earl The Colonial Policy of Lord John Russell's Administration.

Richard Bentley, London (1853)
2 vols. xxvii + 447pp + xii + 508pp. 2nd revised and enlarged ed., clean in modern half calf with marbled boards and new end papers. Faint library h/s on title pages only.
Good sections on Guiana, Jamaica, St Lucia and Trinidad and sections on other countries within the Commonwealth.
£200.00


WILLYAMS Cooper An account of the campaign in the West Indies, in the year 1794, - under the command of their excellencies Lieut. General Sir Charles Grey, K.B. and Vice Admiral Sir John Jervis, K.B. commanders in chief in the West Indies; with the reduction of the islands of Martinique, St Lucia, Guadeloupe, Marigalante, Desiada, &c. and the events that followed those unparrelled successes, and caused the loss of Guadeloupe.
WILLYAMS Cooper An account of the campaign in the West Indies, in the year 1794, - under the command of their excellencies Lieut. General Sir Charles Grey, K.B. and Vice Admiral Sir John Jervis, K.B. commanders in chief in the West Indies; with the reduction of the islands of Martinique, St Lucia, Guadeloupe, Marigalante, Desiada, &c. and the events that followed those unparrelled successes, and caused the loss of Guadeloupe.
WILLYAMS Cooper An account of the campaign in the West Indies, in the year 1794, - under the command of their excellencies Lieut. General Sir Charles Grey, K.B. and Vice Admiral Sir John Jervis, K.B. commanders in chief in the West Indies; with the reduction of the islands of Martinique, St Lucia, Guadeloupe, Marigalante, Desiada, &c. and the events that followed those unparrelled successes, and caused the loss of Guadeloupe.

London, printed by T. Bensley for G. Nicol (1796)
149 + [5] + 62 large pp + plan of Fort Bourbon in Martinique and map of the island with two aquatint engravings in text. 4to. 1st ed., a few tone spots otherwise fine in half calf retaining original marbled boards. 9 x 11"
The author was a chaplain with the British navy at the time of the occurrence of the events described. Rare. Note this edition does not include the full page acquatint plates. It is printed in a smaller size font and has much smaller margins than the other edition.
£495.00


STURGE Joseph and HARVEY Thomas The West Indies in 1837; - being the journal of a visit to Antigua, Montserrat, Dominica, St Lucia, Barbadoes, and Jamaica; undertaken for the purpose of ascertaining the actual condition of the negro population of those islands.
STURGE Joseph and HARVEY Thomas The West Indies in 1837; - being the journal of a visit to Antigua, Montserrat, Dominica, St Lucia, Barbadoes, and Jamaica; undertaken for the purpose of ascertaining the actual condition of the negro population of those islands.
STURGE Joseph and HARVEY Thomas The West Indies in 1837; - being the journal of a visit to Antigua, Montserrat, Dominica, St Lucia, Barbadoes, and Jamaica; undertaken for the purpose of ascertaining the actual condition of the negro population of those islands.

London (1838)
ix + 476pp + two folding maps. 1st ed., a clean copy rebound in modern cloth
An important work on slavery.
£175.00


PATON William A. Down the islands. - A voyage to the Caribbees.
PATON William A. Down the islands. - A voyage to the Caribbees.PATON William A. Down the islands. - A voyage to the Caribbees.
PATON William A. Down the islands. - A voyage to the Caribbees.

London Kegan Paul, Trench & Co (1888)
xiii + 301 large pp + plates. Mostly clean in worn original maroon cloth with faded spine.
Fine descriptions of many of the islands illustrated by photos and very attractive engraved views. Much on Antigua, Barbados, Martinique, St Kitts and St Lucia. A classic early work on the Caribbean. Cundall 2357.
£60.00


JESSE Rev. C. The Amerinidians in St Lucia.
JESSE Rev. C. The Amerinidians in St Lucia.

St Lucia Archaeological & Historical Society (1968)
41pp + plates. New enlarged ed., clean in card covers.
£18.00


ANON St Lucia Handbook. - Trade, Tourism, Industry, Commerce.
ANON St Lucia Handbook. - Trade, Tourism, Industry, Commerce.

St Lucia Chamber of Commerce (1975 (circa))
92pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers. One page has part of an image cut out. 10 x 8"
Articles on the island's history and industry with many illustrations.
£28.00


HOUSE OF COMMONS Appendix to the reports.
HOUSE OF COMMONS Appendix to the reports.

H.M.S.O. (1814 (circa))
1st ed., clean in modern boards with cloth spine.
Eye-witness testimony from customs officers in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Barbados, St Lucia, St Vincent, Dominica and Martinique. Very detailed. Includes John Prescod Williams, collector of customs at Hole Town, Barbados and Charles Kydd Bishop in Speights-town.
£60.00


DE FOREST DAY Susan The Cruise of the Scythian.
DE FOREST DAY Susan The Cruise of the Scythian.

F. Tennyson Neely (1899)
297pp + plates. 1st ed., fine in worn original pictorial cloth.
Good descriptions of Barbados, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Nevis, Saba, St Kitts and St Lucia.
£80.00


ST LUCIA Copies of Memorials and representations of the Council and Inhabitants, regarding the expenditure of the Colony of St Lucia, - addressed to Lord Viscount Goderich.
ST LUCIA Copies of Memorials and representations of the Council and Inhabitants, regarding the expenditure of the Colony of St Lucia, - addressed to Lord Viscount Goderich.

H.M.S.O. (1832)
15pp, folio. 1st ed., clean in paper covers.
Suggestions to improve the state of finances on the island which were causing hardship to the planters.
£36.00


WILLYAMS Cooper An account of the campaign in the West Indies, in the year 1794, - under the command of their excellencies Lieut. General Sir Charles Grey, K.B. and Vice Admiral Sir John Jervis, K.B. commanders in chief in the West Indies; with the reduction of the islands of Martinique, St Lucia, Guadeloupe, Marigalante, Desiada, &c. and the events that followed those unparrelled successes, and caused the loss of Guadeloupe.
WILLYAMS Cooper An account of the campaign in the West Indies, in the year 1794, - under the command of their excellencies Lieut. General Sir Charles Grey, K.B. and Vice Admiral Sir John Jervis, K.B. commanders in chief in the West Indies; with the reduction of the islands of Martinique, St Lucia, Guadeloupe, Marigalante, Desiada, &c. and the events that followed those unparrelled successes, and caused the loss of Guadeloupe.WILLYAMS Cooper An account of the campaign in the West Indies, in the year 1794, - under the command of their excellencies Lieut. General Sir Charles Grey, K.B. and Vice Admiral Sir John Jervis, K.B. commanders in chief in the West Indies; with the reduction of the islands of Martinique, St Lucia, Guadeloupe, Marigalante, Desiada, &c. and the events that followed those unparrelled successes, and caused the loss of Guadeloupe.WILLYAMS Cooper An account of the campaign in the West Indies, in the year 1794, - under the command of their excellencies Lieut. General Sir Charles Grey, K.B. and Vice Admiral Sir John Jervis, K.B. commanders in chief in the West Indies; with the reduction of the islands of Martinique, St Lucia, Guadeloupe, Marigalante, Desiada, &c. and the events that followed those unparrelled successes, and caused the loss of Guadeloupe.
WILLYAMS Cooper An account of the campaign in the West Indies, in the year 1794, - under the command of their excellencies Lieut. General Sir Charles Grey, K.B. and Vice Admiral Sir John Jervis, K.B. commanders in chief in the West Indies; with the reduction of the islands of Martinique, St Lucia, Guadeloupe, Marigalante, Desiada, &c. and the events that followed those unparrelled successes, and caused the loss of Guadeloupe.

London, printed by T. Bensley for G. Nicol (1796)
[12] + iv + 149 [2] + 62 large pp + 6 plates + plan of Fort Bourbon in Martinique and map of the island with two aquatint engravings in text. 1st ed., two plates with skilfully repaired tears, some pages with fine diagonal knife cuts in margin only, which are barely noticable. Original half calf with new spine. 13 x 18in
The author was a chaplain with the British navy at the time of the occurrence of the events described. Rare. Fine aquatint views of Martinique and Guadeloupe.
£6,000.00


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1912 St Lucia 2d postal stationery registered envelope size H2 (H/G3b). Used in 1920 to England with added 1d. Vertical crease at left.
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