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Below is a list of my stock of old secondhand and antiquarian books on Jamaica for sale.

A large library of books on Jamaica can be formed.  The bibliography of books on Jamaica by Frank Cundall is worth acquiring and fortunately a reprint has been published.  This book is not in stock at the moment though.

Postage and packing is extra but costs are kept to a minimum.  On overseas orders I can offer cheap shipping per airmail M Bag service where total weight is over 1.5kg (3lbs) Cost will be advised after you have submitted your order and before payment is taken.


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CHAPMAN Esther and THWAITES Marjorie Pleasure Island. - The book of Jamaica.
CHAPMAN Esther and THWAITES Marjorie Pleasure Island. - The book of Jamaica.

Arawak Press, Kingston (1961)
324pp + ads. 5th revised ed., clean in D/W.
Well illustrated history and guide book covering all aspects of island life.
£5.00


GURNEY J.J. A winter in the West Indies. - Described in familiar letters to Henry Clay, of Kentucky.
GURNEY J.J. A winter in the West Indies. - Described in familiar letters to Henry Clay, of Kentucky.

London (1841)
282pp + 2 engraved views of Jamaica + printer's ads. 3rd ed., very clean apart from the two plates which are toned as usual, in original blind stamped cloth with bumped corners not affecting pages and defect to top of spine.
Gurney was a Quaker emancipationist. Chapters on Antigua, Dominica, Jamaica, St Kitts, St Thomas, Tortola and Cuba.
£75.00


DALLAS R.C. The History of the Maroons, From Their Origin to the Establishment of Their Chief Tribe at Sierra Leone: Including the Expedition to Cuba, From the Purpose of Procuring Spanish Chasseurs; And the State of the Island of Jamaica for the Last Ten Years: With a Succinct History of the Island Previous to that Period.
DALLAS R.C. The History of the Maroons, From Their Origin to the Establishment of Their Chief Tribe at Sierra Leone: Including the Expedition to Cuba, From the Purpose of Procuring Spanish Chasseurs; And the State of the Island of Jamaica for the Last Ten Years: With a Succinct History of the Island Previous to that Period.DALLAS R.C. The History of the Maroons, From Their Origin to the Establishment of Their Chief Tribe at Sierra Leone: Including the Expedition to Cuba, From the Purpose of Procuring Spanish Chasseurs; And the State of the Island of Jamaica for the Last Ten Years: With a Succinct History of the Island Previous to that Period.DALLAS R.C. The History of the Maroons, From Their Origin to the Establishment of Their Chief Tribe at Sierra Leone: Including the Expedition to Cuba, From the Purpose of Procuring Spanish Chasseurs; And the State of the Island of Jamaica for the Last Ten Years: With a Succinct History of the Island Previous to that Period.DALLAS R.C. The History of the Maroons, From Their Origin to the Establishment of Their Chief Tribe at Sierra Leone: Including the Expedition to Cuba, From the Purpose of Procuring Spanish Chasseurs; And the State of the Island of Jamaica for the Last Ten Years: With a Succinct History of the Island Previous to that Period.
DALLAS R.C. The History of the Maroons, From Their Origin to the Establishment of Their Chief Tribe at Sierra Leone: Including the Expedition to Cuba, From the Purpose of Procuring Spanish Chasseurs; And the State of the Island of Jamaica for the Last Ten Years: With a Succinct History of the Island Previous to that Period.

London: Printed by A. Strahan, for T. N. Longman and O. Rees (1803)
xiiI, cxiv, 359 pp + xi, [i], 514, [ii] pp + folding maps and plates. 1st ed., in modern half calf with new end papers. Both volumes with water stains affecting mostly the plates and with minor foxing to title and frontispieces.
£360.00


CARNEGIE James Some aspects of Jamaica
CARNEGIE James Some aspects of Jamaica's Politics. - 1918 - 1938.

Institute of Jamaica (1973)
194pp + plates. 1st ed., fine in worn D/W.
£35.00


RENNY Robert An history of Jamaica. - With observations on the climate, scenery, trade, productions, negroes, slave trade, diseases of Europeans, customs, manners and dispositions of the inhabitants.
RENNY Robert An history of Jamaica. - With observations on the climate, scenery, trade, productions, negroes, slave trade, diseases of Europeans, customs, manners and dispositions of the inhabitants.
RENNY Robert An history of Jamaica. - With observations on the climate, scenery, trade, productions, negroes, slave trade, diseases of Europeans, customs, manners and dispositions of the inhabitants.

J. Cawthorn, London (1807)
xx + 333pp + [2] publisher's catalogue + large folding map. 1st ed. 4to, lacking half title, repair to title page, some sporadic light brown staining throughout. Modern half calf with marbled boards.
Very scarce.
£525.00


STEWART John A View of the Past and Present State of Jamaica; - with remarks on the moral and physical condition of slaves, and on the abolition of slavery in the colonies.
STEWART John A View of the Past and Present State of Jamaica; - with remarks on the moral and physical condition of slaves, and on the abolition of slavery in the colonies.
STEWART John A View of the Past and Present State of Jamaica; - with remarks on the moral and physical condition of slaves, and on the abolition of slavery in the colonies.

Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd (1823)
xiii + 363pp. 1st ed., browning to pages otherwise mostly clean in modern half calf.
The author holds that the planters have at times been unfairly accused but that their advocates have also been too prone to vindicate indiscriminately. Approves of abolition but is opposed to sudden emancipation. Supports the work of the sectarists and religious toleration. (Ragatz)
£375.00


BLACK Clinton V. Spanish Town. The Old Capital
BLACK Clinton V. Spanish Town. The Old Capital

Parish Council of St Catherine, Jamaica (1960)
63pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
£8.00


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.
£18.00


SOLA PINTO Geoffrey de Jamaican Houses, a vanishing legacy.
SOLA PINTO Geoffrey de Jamaican Houses, a vanishing legacy.

(1983)
40 large pp + 40 plates. Clean in D/W.
£14.00


KING Jacqueline A. The Bi-Centennial Handbook 1779 - 1979
KING Jacqueline A. The Bi-Centennial Handbook 1779 - 1979

Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (1979)
vi + 210 large pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
£18.00


JACOBS H.P. Sixty Years of Change, 1806-1866. - Progress and Reaction in Kingston and the countryside.
JACOBS H.P. Sixty Years of Change, 1806-1866. - Progress and Reaction in Kingston and the countryside.

Institute of Jamaica (1973)
122pp + plates. 1st ed., fine in good D/W.
£32.00


ROBINSON Carey The fighting maroons of Jamaica.
ROBINSON Carey The fighting maroons of Jamaica.

William Collins and Sangster (Jamaica) Ltd (1971)
160pp + plates. Clean in worn D/W.
£12.00


STYCOS J. Malone and BACK Kurt W. The control of human fertility in Jamaica
STYCOS J. Malone and BACK Kurt W. The control of human fertility in Jamaica

Cornell University Press (1964)
xii + 377pp. 1st ed., minor foxing to page edges otherwise clean in worn D/W.
Birth control
£12.00


CHRISTIANI & NIELSEN Development of Harbour Facilities in Kingston with a proposal for a Free Port. - A report prepared for the Industrial Development Corporation
CHRISTIANI & NIELSEN Development of Harbour Facilities in Kingston with a proposal for a Free Port. - A report prepared for the Industrial Development Corporation

(1954)
58 + 16 + 21 + drawings and plans. Bound in blue cloth. Fine.
Detailed report including proposed new harbour facilities and information on existing free ports around the world.
£75.00


BACON E.M. The new Jamaica. - Describing the island, explaining its conditions of life and growth and discussing its mercantile relations and potential importance.
BACON E.M. The new Jamaica. - Describing the island, explaining its conditions of life and growth and discussing its mercantile relations and potential importance.
BACON E.M. The new Jamaica. - Describing the island, explaining its conditions of life and growth and discussing its mercantile relations and potential importance.

Walbridge & Co, New York (1890)
243pp + plates and two folding maps. Original pictorial cloth, front hinge loose, contents fine.
Attractive woodcut illusts. accompany good guided tour of island. A scarce work.
£60.00


CUNDALL Frank Studies in Jamaican History.
CUNDALL Frank Studies in Jamaican History.
CUNDALL Frank Studies in Jamaican History.

Sampson Low, Marston and Co (1900)
78pp + plates. 1st ed., some light foxing otherwise clean in worn and marked pictorial cloth.
A scarce work with attractive line drawings.
£50.00


CUNDALL Frank Catalogue of the portraits in the Jamaica History Gallery of the Institute of Jamaica.
CUNDALL Frank Catalogue of the portraits in the Jamaica History Gallery of the Institute of Jamaica.

Institute of Jamaica (1914)
30 + iv + plates. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
£35.00


JAMAICA Ministry of Education & Social Welfare Directory
JAMAICA Ministry of Education & Social Welfare Directory

Kingston (1953)
46pp. Clean in card covers.
£5.00


JAMAICA TOURIST ASSOCIATION Jamaica Official Guide
JAMAICA TOURIST ASSOCIATION Jamaica Official Guide

Kingston (1915)
ix + 97pp + errata slip tipped in dated October 1st 1915 + adverts. and folding map. 1st ed., fine in paper covers.
Includes large folding map of the island by Colin Liddell dated 1895.
£60.00


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1982 (14 Dec) Jamaica Postal History J.N. Sissons 72pp + PR. Clean.
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JAMAICA Admiral Rodney's Memorial - Spanish Town Jamaica Tourist Board 1950 (circa) Original photograph with tourist board h/s on reverse. 6.5 x 5" Also GV 2/- stamp depicting the memorial
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ANON No 75. Newcastle. Jamaica Old Jamaica postcard, circa 1910, with message on back but not posted.
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1957 GARRISON POST OFFICE JAMAICA boxed ds on cover to England.
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