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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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MALENFANT Colonel Des Colonies, et particulierement de celle de Saint-Domingue; memoire historique et politique
MALENFANT Colonel Des Colonies, et particulierement de celle de Saint-Domingue; memoire historique et politique
MALENFANT Colonel Des Colonies, et particulierement de celle de Saint-Domingue; memoire historique et politique

Paris (1814)
xii + 334pp + index [2] + errata {1]. 1st ed., slightly browned, in modern half calf with new end papers.
Much on Toussaint Louverture. Rare.
£475.00


RAGATZ Lowell A guide for the study of British Caribbean history, 1763-1834, - including the abolition and emancipation movements.
RAGATZ Lowell A guide for the study of British Caribbean history, 1763-1834, - including the abolition and emancipation movements.

Govt. Printing Office, Washington (1932)
725pp. 1st ed., very clean in original blue cloth.
Fine bibliography with helpful notes on the importance and usefulness of the books listed. Highly recommended.
£20.00


BRIZAN George Brave Young Grenadians. Loyal British Subjects.
BRIZAN George Brave Young Grenadians. Loyal British Subjects.

Paria Publishing (2002)
129pp. 1st ed., fine in fine D/W.
Accounts of the Grenadians who fought in W.W.I and WWII.
£35.00


BROWN Charles B. and SAWKINS J.G. Reports on the Physical, Descriptive, and Economic Geology of British Guiana
BROWN Charles B. and SAWKINS J.G. Reports on the Physical, Descriptive, and Economic Geology of British Guiana

Printed for Her Majesty's Stationery Office and sold by Longmans, Green, & Co. and Edward Stanford (1875)
iv + 297pp + folding map and large folding map in rear pocket. 1st ed., clean in worn original cloth. Former owner name, G.R. Sandbach, on inner cover.
£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


HAMMOND Norman Lubaantun, 1926-70: The British Museum in British Honduras
HAMMOND Norman Lubaantun, 1926-70: The British Museum in British Honduras

Trustees of the British Museum (1972)
48pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
£10.00


KAPPEL Philip Jamaica gallery.
KAPPEL Philip Jamaica gallery.

Little Brown & Co., Boston (1960)
56 large pp. 1st ed., fine in worn D/W.
Contains 25 full page etchings depicting typical island life drawn by the author.
£6.00


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


JOHNSON Anthony Ocho Rios, St. Ann-Portrait of the Garden Parish
JOHNSON Anthony Ocho Rios, St. Ann-Portrait of the Garden Parish

Teejay Limited, Kingston, Jamaica (1995)
184 large pp. 1st ed., fine in D/W.
£30.00


WASHINGTON EVES C. Jamaica at the Colonial and Indian Exhibition, London, 1886
WASHINGTON EVES C. Jamaica at the Colonial and Indian Exhibition, London, 1886

Spottiswood and Co., London (1886)
xii + 100pp + plates and folding map. 1st ed., clean in original worn decorated cloth.
Very scarce
£200.00


GOSSE Philip Henry A naturalist
GOSSE Philip Henry A naturalist
GOSSE Philip Henry A naturalist's sojourn in Jamaica.

London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans (1851)
508pp + 8 tinted or coloured plates. 1st ed., clean in very worn full calf prize binding.
An important early work with most attractive illustrations.
£175.00


MARKS Jeannette Family of the Barrett: A Colonial Romance
MARKS Jeannette Family of the Barrett: A Colonial Romance

The Macmillan Company (1938)
xix + 709pp + plates. 1st ed., slight damp staining and toning in worn and faded original cloth. A good reading copy.
The family were some of the first settlers to Jamaica in 1655
£12.00


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


BOURNE Gloria The Settler
BOURNE Gloria The Settler's Handbook for the U.S. Virgin Islands

Douglas S. Burns Productions (1987)
114pp. 8th ed., clean in card covers.
£6.00


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


PARISER Harry S. The Adventure Guide to the Virgin Islands
PARISER Harry S. The Adventure Guide to the Virgin Islands

MPC Hunter (1989)
206pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
£4.00


VIRGIN ISLANDS The Virgin Islands. A description of the commercial value of the Danish West Indies
VIRGIN ISLANDS The Virgin Islands. A description of the commercial value of the Danish West Indies

National Bank of Commerce in New York (1917)
34pp + plates. Small library h/s on cover but without any other marks. Clean in card covers.
£15.00


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


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