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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


HANNAH Rev J. The Story of the Wreck of the Maria Mail Boat: - with a memoir of Mrs Hincksman, the only survivor.
HANNAH Rev J. The Story of the Wreck of the Maria Mail Boat: - with a memoir of Mrs Hincksman, the only survivor.HANNAH Rev J. The Story of the Wreck of the Maria Mail Boat: - with a memoir of Mrs Hincksman, the only survivor.
HANNAH Rev J. The Story of the Wreck of the Maria Mail Boat: - with a memoir of Mrs Hincksman, the only survivor.

Wesleyan Conference Office London (1890 (circa))
96pp + 3 plates and engraved frontispiece. Occasional stains otherwise clean in original cloth.
Description of the loss of the mail boat Maria off the coast of Antigua in 1826.
£45.00


COTNER Janet A Motoring Guide to St Kitts
COTNER Janet A Motoring Guide to St Kitts

Heidelberg Press (1981)
42pp + 4pp insert. Fine in card covers.
£15.00


BAIRD Robert Impressions and Experiences of the West Indies and North America in 1849
BAIRD Robert Impressions and Experiences of the West Indies and North America in 1849
BAIRD Robert Impressions and Experiences of the West Indies and North America in 1849

William Blackwood & Sons (1850)
2 vols. bound in one, vi + 329pp + iv + 315pp + two tinted frontispieces. 1st ed., remarkably clean copy with no foxing, bound in modern quarter calf with marbled boards.
Vol 1 gives the author's impressions as he travelled through the Caribbean islands with good sections on Antigua, Cuba, Jamaica, St Kitts Nevis and St Thomas while Vol 2 is concerned with the U.S.A.
£175.00


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


ST CHRISTOPHER An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord 1813 - Being the First after Bissextile or Leap Year.  Calculated for the Meridian of St Christopher:  and serving (with little variation), for all the other Leeward Islands.
ST CHRISTOPHER An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord 1813 - Being the First after Bissextile or Leap Year. Calculated for the Meridian of St Christopher: and serving (with little variation), for all the other Leeward Islands.

St Christopher: Printed by Thomas R. Howe, at his Office in Basseterre and sold by his Correpondents in the several islands. (1812)
[15] + 32pp, partially interleaved. 1st ed., some manuscript notes on blank pages otherwise very clean in contemporary marbled card covers. First 13pp and cover have been clipped at top right corner.
Includes information on Length of Roads around St Christopher, Courts in the Leeward Islands, List of Officers in the Leewards, the Council and Assembly in St Christopher, Justices of the Peace, Windward and Leeward Regimental Officers and Officers of the Forts, accounts of sugar shipped from Basseterre and Nevis. Very rare.
£1,200.00


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 CHRISTOPHER An Act to authorize the employment of convicts - on Works of Public Utility without the walls of the Common Gaol. No 706
ST CHRISTOPHER An Act to authorize the employment of convicts - on Works of Public Utility without the walls of the Common Gaol. No 706

St Christopher (1852)
2 large pp. Overall toning. 8 x 12in
A rare locally printed Act of Parliament.
£50.00


ST CHRISTOPHER An Act to authorize the appointment of Commissioners - and to empower them to construct a New Church in the Parish of Saint George, Basseterre, capable of accomodating One Thousand Fice Hundred Persons, for said purposes to grant the sum of Three Thousand Six Hundred and Fifty Five pounds, and to repeal an act intituled inAn Act to authorize the Vestry of the Parish of Saint George, Basseterre, to take down the Church of the said Parish, and to build a new church in a convenient situation within the Churchyard of the said Parish of Saint George, Basseterre.  No. 720
ST CHRISTOPHER An Act to authorize the appointment of Commissioners - and to empower them to construct a New Church in the Parish of Saint George, Basseterre, capable of accomodating One Thousand Fice Hundred Persons, for said purposes to grant the sum of Three Thousand Six Hundred and Fifty Five pounds, and to repeal an act intituled inAn Act to authorize the Vestry of the Parish of Saint George, Basseterre, to take down the Church of the said Parish, and to build a new church in a convenient situation within the Churchyard of the said Parish of Saint George, Basseterre. No. 720

St Christopher (1855)
2 large pp. Overall toning. 8 x 12in
A rare locally printed Act of Parliament.
£50.00


ST CHRISTOPHER An Act to provide Summary Redress in cases of Minor Trespasses. - No 721
ST CHRISTOPHER An Act to provide Summary Redress in cases of Minor Trespasses. - No 721

St Christopher (1855)
2 large pp. Overall toning. 8 x 12in
A rare locally printed Act of Parliament.
£50.00


ST CHRISTOPHER An Act further to encourage the immigratlon of Agricultural labourers. - No 732
ST CHRISTOPHER An Act further to encourage the immigratlon of Agricultural labourers. - No 732

St Christopher (1856)
1 large pp. Overall toning. 8 x 12in
A rare locally printed Act of Parliament. Adding Cape Verde Islands to the places from which immigrants may be obtained.
£60.00


McQUADE J. The cruise of the Montauk - to Bermuda, the West Indies and Florida.
McQUADE J. The cruise of the Montauk - to Bermuda, the West Indies and Florida.
McQUADE J. The cruise of the Montauk - to Bermuda, the West Indies and Florida.

Thomas R. Know & Co., New York (1885)
xv + 441pp + engraved plates. Tone spotting to frontispiece otherwise very clean in original pictorial cloth, front hinge shaken.
Description of cruise calling at Bermuda, St Kitts, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, Trinidad, Curacao, Jamaica and Cuba, illustrated with attractive wood engravings.
£60.00


OLIVER V.L. The monumental inscriptions of the British West Indies.
OLIVER V.L. The monumental inscriptions of the British West Indies.
OLIVER V.L. The monumental inscriptions of the British West Indies.

Dorchester (1927)
267 large pp. 1st ed., fine in original cloth.
Record of inscriptions on headstones found in graveyards of Antigua, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago and Br Guiana plus military graveyards throughout all the islands. An important work.
£120.00


OLIVER V.L. The registers of St Thomas, Middle Island, St Kitts. - Baptisms 1729 to 1814, marriages 1729 to 1832, burials 1729 to 1802.
OLIVER V.L. The registers of St Thomas, Middle Island, St Kitts. - Baptisms 1729 to 1814, marriages 1729 to 1832, burials 1729 to 1802.
OLIVER V.L. The registers of St Thomas, Middle Island, St Kitts. - Baptisms 1729 to 1814, marriages 1729 to 1832, burials 1729 to 1802.

Mitchell Hughes & Clarke (1915)
64 large pp. 1st ltd. ed. of 200 copies. Fine in original red cloth.
Supplement to Caribbeana, Vol. IV.
£275.00


JEAFFRESON J.C. A Young Squire of the Seventeenth Century. - From the Papers (A.D. 1676-1686) of Christopher Jeaffreson, of Dullingham House, Cambridgeshire.
JEAFFRESON J.C. A Young Squire of the Seventeenth Century. - From the Papers (A.D. 1676-1686) of Christopher Jeaffreson, of Dullingham House, Cambridgeshire.

London: Hurst and Blackett (1878)
2 vols. xxii + 329pp + xiv + 338pp + publisher's ads. 1st ed., fine in fine decorative cloth.
Christopher Jeaffreson was, with Thomas Warner, who originated the scheme, the man who was responsible for drawing up the plans for the colonisation of St Kitts. A very scarce biography, with information on Barbados, and primarily, St Kitts.
£275.00


HORSFORD Jim From sugar cane to scenic train. - The St Kitts Railway.
HORSFORD Jim From sugar cane to scenic train. - The St Kitts Railway.

Paul Catchpole Ltd. (2004)
64 large pp. 1st ed., new in pictorial card covers.
Profusely illustrated history of this railway which was originally designed to transport sugar cane from all parts of the island to the central factory but has now been converted to carry tourists around the island.
£10.00


Related items available in Philatelic Books
BALDWIN Peter L. A study of the KGVI key type stamps of St Kitts Nevis 1938-1950. Murray Payne 1997 69 large pp + 1pp loose addenda, 1st ed., two small National PS h/s's otherwise clean in card covers Detailed study of the issue with illustrations of flaws.
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WATERLOW & SON St Christopher and Nevis. Leeward Islands Colony London 1923 Small coloured map showing road network and underwater telegraph cables. 5 x 8"
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A.V. SKERRIT The Royal Bank of Canada, Basseterre, St Kitts, B.W.I. Old St Kitts postcard, circa 1908, unused, worn at corners.
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1880-1962 ST KITTS NEVIS postmark selection (4)
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