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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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HARLOW Vincent T. Christopher Codrington, 1668-1710
HARLOW Vincent T. Christopher Codrington, 1668-1710

C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd, St. Martin,s Press, London & New York (1990)
252pp. Reprint of 1928 ed., clean in original cloth.
£40.00


DA COSTA Da Costa
DA COSTA Da Costa's Barbados Illustrated. Historical, descriptive and commercial

Dacosta & Co., Barbados (1911)
85pp + map (frontispiece). 1st ed., clean in shaken and worn original pictorial cloth.
£125.00


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


ALLEYNE Warren Barbados at War 1939-1945. - An historical account.
ALLEYNE Warren Barbados at War 1939-1945. - An historical account.

Barbados (1999)
40pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
Well illustrated history with much on U Boat war.
£6.00


HANDLER Jerome S. A guide to source materials for the study of Barbados history. - 1627 - 1834.
HANDLER Jerome S. A guide to source materials for the study of Barbados history. - 1627 - 1834.

Southern Illinois Uni Press (1971)
205pp. 1st ed., clean in D/W.
Very useful, well annotated bibliography. Recommended.
£9.00


ALLEYNE Warren Historic Bridgetown.
ALLEYNE Warren Historic Bridgetown.

Barbados National Trust (1978)
117pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers
£9.00


LYNCH Louis The Barbados book.
LYNCH Louis The Barbados book.

Andre Deutsch (1964)
256pp + plates and ads. 1st ed., small tone spots on page edges otherwise fine in D/W.
£4.00


JAMAICA Sesqui-Centennial Anniversary of the Granting of a Charter to the City of Kingston Jamaica, B.W.I. - 1802 - 1952.  Official Souvenir Album.
JAMAICA Sesqui-Centennial Anniversary of the Granting of a Charter to the City of Kingston Jamaica, B.W.I. - 1802 - 1952. Official Souvenir Album.

Kingston & St Andrew Corporation (1952)
76 large pp. 1st ed., clean in original pictorial boards. 8.5 x 11"
Historical essays by various authors on the city's past with many illustrations.
£25.00


ANON A short historical sketch of the firm of Da Costa from its foundation in Barbados in 1868 until 1948
ANON A short historical sketch of the firm of Da Costa from its foundation in Barbados in 1868 until 1948

Da Costa & Co, Bridgetown (1948)
16pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
Illustrated company history with 4pp hand written letter from one of the company directors.
£36.00


FRASER Henry and HUGHES Ronnie Historic Houses of Barbados
FRASER Henry and HUGHES Ronnie Historic Houses of Barbados

The Barbados National Trust and Art Heritage Publications (1986)
96 large pp. 1st ed., clean in worn card covers.
£15.00


FRASER Henry and HUGHES Ronnie Historic Houses of Barbados
FRASER Henry and HUGHES Ronnie Historic Houses of Barbados

The Barbados National Trust and Art Heritage Publications (1982)
68 large pp. 1st ed., clean in worn card covers. Signed by both authors on title page
£15.00


HOYOS F.A. Builders Of Barbados
HOYOS F.A. Builders Of Barbados

Macmillan (1972)
xii + 146pp. 1st ed., clean in card covers
£7.00


ROACH Patrick The Bridge - Barbados
ROACH Patrick The Bridge - Barbados

Coles Printery (n.d.)
153pp. Clean in card covers.
Chapters on different aspects of Barbadian history.
£8.00


TITUS Noel Development of Methodism in Barbados 1823 - 1883
TITUS Noel Development of Methodism in Barbados 1823 - 1883

Verlag Peter Lang (1994)
x + 292pp. 1st ed., very fine in card covers.
£30.00


CAMPBELL P.F. The Church in Barbados in the Seventeenth Century
CAMPBELL P.F. The Church in Barbados in the Seventeenth Century

Barbados Museum & Historical Society (1982)
188pp. 1st ed., fine in original card covers.
£8.00


HANSCHELL & CO Barbados Tourist Guide
HANSCHELL & CO Barbados Tourist Guide

(1912)
22pp + 2 maps, photo plates and adverts. Fine in card covers. Front cover detached.
Scarce early guide to the island
£65.00


HANSCHELL & CO Barbados Tourist Guide
HANSCHELL & CO Barbados Tourist Guide

(1913)
25pp + map, photo plates and adverts. Fine in card covers.
Scarce early guide to the island
£75.00


MACMILLAN Allister The West Indies Illustrated. - Historical and descriptive, commercial and industrial, facts, figures and resources.
MACMILLAN Allister The West Indies Illustrated. - Historical and descriptive, commercial and industrial, facts, figures and resources.MACMILLAN Allister The West Indies Illustrated. - Historical and descriptive, commercial and industrial, facts, figures and resources.
MACMILLAN Allister The West Indies Illustrated. - Historical and descriptive, commercial and industrial, facts, figures and resources.

London (1911)
386 large pp. Very slight worm damage near spine to end papers and margins of prelims otherwise fine in original green cloth.
An important work with chapters on each island giving details of the companys on each island and with many fine photo plates. Scarce.
£200.00


 The Substance of a Speech Delivered by Joseph Marryat, Esq. in the House of Commons, Upon Mr. Hume
 The Substance of a Speech Delivered by Joseph Marryat, Esq. in the House of Commons, Upon Mr. Hume The Substance of a Speech Delivered by Joseph Marryat, Esq. in the House of Commons, Upon Mr. Hume
The Substance of a Speech Delivered by Joseph Marryat, Esq. in the House of Commons, Upon Mr. Hume's Motion for Appointing a Commission of Enquiry on the State of The Island of Trinidad - bound with 'The Crisis Of Spain'

London: Printed by W. Hughes, Maiden Lane, Covent Garden (1823)
xii + 115 pp + [ii] + 81 + [i] pp Original half red morocco over marbled boards, gilt. Some wear to extremities and spine faded; otherwise a very good copy
The Crisis of Spain was published anonymously, but is attributed to Sir Douglas Howard, 3rd baronet (1776-1861), a soldier and colonial administrator. Sir Joseph Marryat (1757-1824) was a West India merchant who served as agent for Trinidad, c.1807- 15. Marryat provides a critique of British colonial policy as applied to Trinidad, which had been captured from Spain in 1797. Spanish laws still applied on the island and this was a grievance which had caused the inhabitants to petition the Commons. Particularly at issue were Spanish commercial and land law and the use of torture against the free, as opposed to slave, inhabitants. Marryat refers briefly to the notorious torture case against Governor Picton, supporting him on the grounds that Picton was merely using an old British cavalry punishment rather than Spanish torture.
£420.00


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 fine apart from bumped corners and shaken binding.
Attractive woodcut illusts. accompany good guided tour of island. A scarce work.
£60.00


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