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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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STARK James H. Stark
STARK James H. Stark's Jamaica Guide (illustrated) - Containing a description of everything relating to Jamaica of which the visitor or resident may desire information.

Boston (1902)
viii + 209pp + plates, folding maps and ads. 1st ed., clean in pictorial cloth, some plates loose, contents shaken. Cloth worn and spine damaged where catalogue number removed. Ex New York Evening Post so no library h/s's.
Early guide with good photo illustrations and some engraved views.
£25.00


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.

London (1909)
412 large pp + maps. 1st ed., clean in worn original cloth, rebacked with new end papers.
An important work with chapters on each island giving details of the companys on each island and with many fine photo plates. Substantial sections on Barbados, British Guiana, Jamaica and Trinidad. Scarce.
£165.00


WARD C.J. Worlds Fair.  Jamaica at Chicago. - An account descriptive of the colony of Jamaica with historical and other appendices.
WARD C.J. Worlds Fair. Jamaica at Chicago. - An account descriptive of the colony of Jamaica with historical and other appendices.

Wm. J. Pell, New York (1893)
95pp + folding map. 1st ed., ex Manchester Geographical Society library with small h/s on title page otherwise clean in original blue decorated cloth, shaken.
Good description of all the parishes of the island with attractive photo illustrations.
£20.00


KENNEDY Jean Isle of devils. - Bermuda under the Somers Island Company 1609-1685.
KENNEDY Jean Isle of devils. - Bermuda under the Somers Island Company 1609-1685.
KENNEDY Jean Isle of devils. - Bermuda under the Somers Island Company 1609-1685.

Collins (1971)
288pp + plates. 1st ed., fine in D/W.
Authorative history.
£6.00


ANON Jules Marillac, un peintre  la Martinique
ANON Jules Marillac, un peintre la Martinique

Fort de France (1990)
86 large pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
Illustrated catalogue of the artist's work arranged in date order.
£35.00


MARTIS Adi and SMIT Jennifer Arte: Dutch Caribbean Art
MARTIS Adi and SMIT Jennifer Arte: Dutch Caribbean Art

Royal Tropical Institute (2002)
142 large pp. 1st ed. very fine in fine D/W.
Text in Dutch and English.
£15.00


VAN BINNENDIJK Chandra and FABER Paul Twenty Years of Visual Art in Suriname 1975-1995
VAN BINNENDIJK Chandra and FABER Paul Twenty Years of Visual Art in Suriname 1975-1995

Amsterdam (1995)
112 large pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
£18.00


STARK James H. Stark
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STARK James H. Stark's history and guide to Barbados and the Caribbee Islands, - containing a description of everything on or about these islands of which the visitor or resident may desire information, including their history, inhabitants, climate, agriculture, geology, government and resources.

Boston (1903)
197pp + plates, folding maps and ads. 2nd ed. Clean in pictorial cloth.
Contains fine engravings and photo views of the islands. Mostly on Barbados, but a little on St Kitts Nevis, Antigua, Dominica, Montserrat, Martinique and St Lucia.
£85.00


MC KINNON Wm. The Curing of Cacao. Its preparation for Export.
MC KINNON Wm. The Curing of Cacao. Its preparation for Export.
MC KINNON Wm. The Curing of Cacao. Its preparation for Export.

Wm. McKinnon & Co Ltd, Aberdeen (1920 (circa))
137pp. Clean in card covers.
Trade catalogue of the company's curing machinery with many illustrations but also containing chapters on the history of Cacao production and methods used around the World with some good photo views of Trinidad noted.
£75.00


UNDERHILL Edward Bean The Tragedy of Morant Bay. - A narrative of the disturbances in the island of Jamaica in 1865.
UNDERHILL Edward Bean The Tragedy of Morant Bay. - A narrative of the disturbances in the island of Jamaica in 1865.

London: Alexander & Shepheard (1895)
xix + 219pp. 1st ed., light to moderate tone spotting throughout. Clean original cloth binding.
£75.00


DUPUCH S.P. Bahamas handbook and businessman
DUPUCH S.P. Bahamas handbook and businessman's Annual.

Etienne Dupuch (1960)
375pp + folding map. 1st ed., clean in card covers.
£16.00


HILL S.A. Who
HILL S.A. Who's who in Jamaica. - A Biennial Biographical record containing the careers of principal public men and women of Jamaica.

Kingston (1916)
255pp + plates and advertisments. 1st ed., small stain affecting margin of last pages. Binding poor.
A valuable resource and a very scarce book on Jamaica.
£195.00


COLONIAL OFFICE Accounts and Papers: Thirty-Nine Volumes. Colonies - Jamaica. Session 1 February - 10 August 1866. Vol LI.
COLONIAL OFFICE Accounts and Papers: Thirty-Nine Volumes. Colonies - Jamaica. Session 1 February - 10 August 1866. Vol LI.

House of Commons (1866)
Includes, 'Copy of the Correspondence in relation to the Removal of Mr G.W. Gordon from the Magistracy in Jamaica.' (42pp) Copies of a letter from Dr Underhill (58pp) Copy or Extracts of correspondence between the Board of Admiralty and Admiral Hope on the conduct of naval officers in the recent deplorable occurrences in Jamaica (30pp) Copy of a despatch from Edward Cardwell to Sir H.K. Storks (262pp) Further Papers relative to the disturbances in Jamaica (45 + 27 + 279 + 106pp) Clean in modern quarter cloth. A few small library h/s's of 'The Law Society' otherwise clean.
£250.00


ROTHE Dr C. Lidt om Vestindien
ROTHE Dr C. Lidt om Vestindien

Copenhagen (1902)
12pp. 1st ed., clean in damaged paper covers, front cover detached.
£8.00


COLONIAL OFFICE Papers Relating To The Disturbances In Jamaica
COLONIAL OFFICE Papers Relating To The Disturbances In Jamaica

Houses of Parliament (1866)
5 parts. Part I. iv + 260pp, Part II. 45pp, Part III. 27pp. Folio. Bound with 'Report of the Jamaica Royal Commission, 1866,' 1162pp + large folding map. Bound in library cloth. Mostly very clean but title page of second part damaged and map of "County of Surrey in the Island of Jamaica' reinforced along folds.
Detailed contemporary analysis of the events surrounding the Morant Bay rebellion. Many fascinating eyewitness statements.
£450.00


TOWN PLANNING DEPARTMENT The National Atlas of Jamaica
TOWN PLANNING DEPARTMENT The National Atlas of Jamaica

Kingston, Jamaica (1971)
79 large pp. 1st ed., small library h/s on title page otherwise clean in tone spotted original card covers.
£45.00


1884 Report of the Royal Commission appointed in December 1882, to inquire into the Public Revenues, Expenditure, Debts, and Liabilities of the islands of Jamaica, Grenada, St Vincent, Tobago and St Lucia; and the Leeward Islands.
1884 Report of the Royal Commission appointed in December 1882, to inquire into the Public Revenues, Expenditure, Debts, and Liabilities of the islands of Jamaica, Grenada, St Vincent, Tobago and St Lucia; and the Leeward Islands.

H.M.S.O., London (1884)
4 parts bound in modern cloth. 246 + 203 + 193 + 23 + folding maps and charts. Small neat 'National Liberal Club' h/s on title page. Fine condition. Includes large folding map of Jamaica.
A very detailed report with transcripts of depositions from many sources giving a fascinating incite into the problems faced by the islands.
£300.00


HAKEWILL James A picturesque tour of the island of Jamaica. - From drawings made in the years 1820 and 1821.
HAKEWILL James A picturesque tour of the island of Jamaica. - From drawings made in the years 1820 and 1821.
HAKEWILL James A picturesque tour of the island of Jamaica. - From drawings made in the years 1820 and 1821.

The Mill Press Ltd (1990)
16pp + 21 plates + text, folio, 11 x 17" Facsimile ltd. ed. reprint of 1825 ed., no. 76 of 500 copies,very fine in full calf in slipcase.
500 copies printed, tof which only 100 were bound in full calf.
£600.00


HARLOW V.T. Colonising Expeditions to the West Indies and Guiana, 1623-1667
HARLOW V.T. Colonising Expeditions to the West Indies and Guiana, 1623-1667

The Hakluyt Society (1925)
xcv, [1], 262pp + plates and maps. 1st ed., very fine in original cloth.
£95.00


ANON The Port Royal Project, Jamaica. A Prospectus.
ANON The Port Royal Project, Jamaica. A Prospectus.

Jamaica National Trust Commission (1970 (circa))
16 large pp. Fine in card covers.
Describing historical preservation of the site.
£8.00


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