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BARTY-KING Hugh and MASSEL Anton Rum.  Yesterday and today.
BARTY-KING Hugh and MASSEL Anton Rum. Yesterday and today.

Heineman (1983)
264pp + plates. 1st ed., fine in D/W.
Fine history of rum production with chapters on many of the West Indian islands and much on slavery. Recommended.
£9.00


BARCLAYS BANK British West Indies
BARCLAYS BANK British West Indies
BARCLAYS BANK British West Indies

London (1952)
64pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
Brief guide to the islands with short sections on each island and good B7 W photo illustrations.
£14.00


BARCLAYS BANK The British Caribbean
BARCLAYS BANK The British Caribbean
BARCLAYS BANK The British Caribbean

Barclays Bank (1960 (circa))
105pp. Fine in spiral ring binding.
Economic overview of the islands with fine colour and B & W photo plates
£16.00


CUNDALL Frank Bibliography of the West Indies (excluding Jamaica)
CUNDALL Frank Bibliography of the West Indies (excluding Jamaica)

Martino Fine Books (n.d.)
179pp. Facsimile reprint, fine in original cloth.
£20.00


METHODIST CHURCH For Ever Beginning. - Two Hundred Years of Methodism in the Western Area.
METHODIST CHURCH For Ever Beginning. - Two Hundred Years of Methodism in the Western Area.METHODIST CHURCH For Ever Beginning. - Two Hundred Years of Methodism in the Western Area.
METHODIST CHURCH For Ever Beginning. - Two Hundred Years of Methodism in the Western Area.

Literature Department of the Methodist Church (Jamaica District) (1960)
vi + 96pp. 1st ed., clean in worn D/W.
Well illustrated history with much on Jamaica and the Turks & Caicos Islands.
£50.00


LAWS William Distinction, Death & Disgrace. Governorship of the Leeward Islands in the early Eighteenth Century.
LAWS William Distinction, Death & Disgrace. Governorship of the Leeward Islands in the early Eighteenth Century.

Jamaican Historical Society (1976)
100pp. 1st ed., one corner bumped otherwise clean in card covers.
£18.00


LOWENTHAL David The West Indies Federation: Perspectives on a New Nation (American Geographical Society)
LOWENTHAL David The West Indies Federation: Perspectives on a New Nation (American Geographical Society)

Columbia University Press, New York (1961)
142pp. 1st ed., signed by author on compliments slip, fine in D/W.
£10.00


ST VINCENT 1877-1997 100th Anniversary Diocese of the Windward Islands.
ST VINCENT 1877-1997 100th Anniversary Diocese of the Windward Islands.

St Vincent (1977)
48 large pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
Chapters on each island
£8.00


MITCHELL Carleton Islands to Windward: Cruising the Caribbees
MITCHELL Carleton Islands to Windward: Cruising the Caribbees

D. Van Nostrand Co (1955)
xvi + 295 large pp + plates. 2nd ed., clean in worn and faded original cloth.
Chapters on most of the islands.
£14.00


MARRYAT Joseph A Reply to the Arguments contained in various publications, recommending an equalization of the duties on East & West Indian Sugar.
MARRYAT Joseph A Reply to the Arguments contained in various publications, recommending an equalization of the duties on East & West Indian Sugar.

London : Printed for J.M. Richardson (1823)
111pp. 1st ed., fine, disbound retaining half title.
Marryat was the founder of a large commercial house with interests in the trade of Trinidad. 'Opposes equalization and attempts to prove that East India sugar was a slave, not a free-grown, product. Presents arguments on both sides very fully.' [Ragatz p.308]
£75.00


ANON Windward Islands 1902.
ANON Windward Islands 1902.ANON Windward Islands 1902.
ANON Windward Islands 1902.

Quebec Steamship Company Ltd (1902)
40pp. Clean in stained card covers.
Advertising brochure with photo views of the islands and descriptions of each one.
£50.00


TROLLOPE Anthony The West Indies and the Spanish Main.
TROLLOPE Anthony The West Indies and the Spanish Main.
TROLLOPE Anthony The West Indies and the Spanish Main.

Chapman & Hall, London (1860)
iv + 371pp + folding map. 4th ed., clean in worn original blind stamped cloth.
Written by the author while on Post Office business in the West Indies to re-organise the Colonial Post Offices and to undertake postal treaties with the Spanish colonies. Much on Jamaica also chapters on Barbados, Bermuda, Cuba, Trinidad and St Thomas.
£120.00


HART Richard From Occupation to Independence. - A short history of the peoples of the English speaking Caribbean region.
HART Richard From Occupation to Independence. - A short history of the peoples of the English speaking Caribbean region.

Pluto Press (1998)
x + 189pp. 1st ed. Foxing to page edges otherwise clean in original cloth.
£16.00


COZIER Tony Benson & Hedges West Indies Cricket Annual 1990
COZIER Tony Benson & Hedges West Indies Cricket Annual 1990

Benson & Hedges (1990)
88 large pp. Clean in card covers.
£8.00


KURLANSKY Mark A Continent Of Islands: Searching For The Caribbean Destiny
KURLANSKY Mark A Continent Of Islands: Searching For The Caribbean Destiny

Addison Wesley Longman Publishing Co (1992)
xii + 324pp. Foxing to page edges otherwise clean in D/W.
£4.00


KNIGHT Franklin W. UNESCO General History of the Caribbean - Volume III: Slave Societies of the Caribbean
KNIGHT Franklin W. UNESCO General History of the Caribbean - Volume III: Slave Societies of the Caribbean

UNESCO Publishing (1997)
xvi + 379pp. 1st ed., some foxing to card covers and first and last few pages otherwise clean in card covers.
£25.00


HENRY Paget and BUHLE Paul C.L.R. James
HENRY Paget and BUHLE Paul C.L.R. James's Caribbean

Duke Uni Press (1992)
xvi + 288pp. 1st ed., foxed throughout otherwise clean in card covers.
£5.00


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


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DE WORMS Percy Perkins Bacon Records. R.P.S., London 1953 2 vols. 867pp. 1st ed., fine in original blue cloth. Important source for information on the postage stamp printings of this firm.
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STADLER I.C. A Private of the 5th West India Regiment From, Costumes of the Army of the British Empire, According to the Latest Regulations 1812 ' by Charles Hamilton Smith, published by Colnaghi 1815 Hand coloured aquatint on 'J. Whatman 1811' watermarked paper. Fine with full margins. 10 x 12.5" The 5th West India regiment was formed in 1797 and was with Packenham at New Orleans in 1815. Disbanded in 1817 it was reformed in 1863 and again disbanded in 1865. Very scarce.
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ANON H.M.S. York - tour of the West Indies in 1931. Old real photo sepia tinted postcard, unused.
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1910 cover from soldier in 2nd W.I. Regiment serving in Sierre Leone sent to England with 1d cancelled on arrival in U.K. with PLYMOUTH PAQUEBOT machine cancel. Embossed West India Regiment monagram on reverse.
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CAMERON John The Wreck Of The West India Steam-Ship Tweed S.P.C.K., London 1847 100pp. 1st ed., original blind-stamped cloth lightly rubbed. A fine copy with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. The Tweed was an R.M.S.P. which had sailed from Southampton in 1846 with mails for the West Indies.
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