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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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DYDE Brian A History of Antigua: The Unsuspected Isle.
DYDE Brian A History of Antigua: The Unsuspected Isle.

Macmillan (2000)
xi + 320pp. 1st ed., clean in card covers.
£32.00


FERGUS Howard A. Montserrat. Emerald Isle of the Caribbean
FERGUS Howard A. Montserrat. Emerald Isle of the Caribbean

Macmillan Caribbean (1992)
88pp. Clean in card covers.
£6.00


LEWISOHN Florence Tales of Tortola and the British Virgin Islands.
LEWISOHN Florence Tales of Tortola and the British Virgin Islands.

Dukane Press (1981)
89pp. 5th printing, fine in card covers.
Many attractive line drawings in text.
£8.00


DE BOOY Theodore and FARIS John T. The Virgin Islands. - Our New Possessions and the British Islands.
DE BOOY Theodore and FARIS John T. The Virgin Islands. - Our New Possessions and the British Islands.

J.B. Lippincott Co (1918)
292pp + plates and maps. 1st ed., a little tight foxing otherwise fine in original pictorial cloth.
Many photo plates.
£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


BARBADOS The Advocate Year Book and Who
BARBADOS The Advocate Year Book and Who's Who Barbados 1951

Advocate Co Ltd (1951)
233pp + xxxv + folding map and adverts. 1st ed., minor worm damage to end papers and pages of adverts only otherwise clean in original cloth with worm damage.
Very scarce
£125.00


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


HOYOS F.A. Two Hundred Years. A history of the Lodge School.
HOYOS F.A. Two Hundred Years. A history of the Lodge School.

Advocate Co Ltd (1945)
111 + v + plates pp. 1st ed., fine in D/W.
£75.00


HOYOS F.A. Barbados. - A history from the Amerindians to Independence.
HOYOS F.A. Barbados. - A history from the Amerindians to Independence.

Macmillan (1978)
viii + 293pp. Clean in worn D/W.
£6.00


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


BARBADOS The Tourist
BARBADOS The Tourist's guide to Barbados

Barbados Improvement Association (1913)
xii + 77pp + lii advertisements + plates and folding map. 1st ed., two pages creased otherwise clean in original worn pictorial cloth.
Many fine photo plates. Very scarce
£75.00


FRASER Henry A-Z of Barbadian Heritage
FRASER Henry A-Z of Barbadian Heritage

Heinemann Publishers (Caribbean) (1990)
212 large pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
£6.00


SKEETE C.C. Garden Book Of Barbados
SKEETE C.C. Garden Book Of Barbados

Department of Science and Agriculture, Barbados (1953)
160 + viii pp. Revised ed., couple of notations in margin otherwise clean in worn original cloth.
£15.00


FLETCHER W.E.L. The Barbados Railway
FLETCHER W.E.L. The Barbados Railway

Journal of the Barbados Museum & Historical Society (May 1961)
12pp + 6 photo illustrations. Article in complete issue of the Journal.
£12.00


SINCKLER E. Goulburn The Barbados handbook.
SINCKLER E. Goulburn The Barbados handbook.

Duckworth & Co (1912)
xii + 203 + 40pp adverts + plates and map in pocket at front. 1st ed., occasional light foxing otherwise clean in original pictorial blue cloth, spine faded.
£60.00


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


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Family history of Jamaica

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Sources of genealogy and historical information

Turks and Caicos Islands Museum

http://www.tcmuseum.org