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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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STEPHENS Donald E. Holiday in Bermuda, 1889.
STEPHENS Donald E. Holiday in Bermuda, 1889.

Published by the author (1993)
ix + 107 large pp + loose supplement. 1st ltd. ed., no. 34 of 2000 copies. Very fine in very fine D/W.
Reproductions of a series of photographs taken by a tourist to the islands in 1889 together with historical notes.
£20.00


DE LISSER Herbert G. Jane
DE LISSER Herbert G. Jane's Career. A story of Jamaica.

Africana Pub. Co. (1971)
207pp. Reprint of 1914 ed., fine in original cloth.
Historical novel set in Jamaica.
£12.00


BOXER David Jamaican Art 1922-1982: Selections from the National Collectiion and works on extended loan to the National Gallery of Jamaica
BOXER David Jamaican Art 1922-1982: Selections from the National Collectiion and works on extended loan to the National Gallery of Jamaica

National Gallery of Jamaica (1983)
88 large pp. 1st ed., clean in card covers. Binding needs re-gluing.
£6.00


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 Port Au Prince et Quelques Autres Villes D
ANON Port Au Prince et Quelques Autres Villes D'Haiti.

Port au Prince (1934)
111 large pp + plates and adverts. 1st ed., mostly clean apart from some light foxing in modern cloth retaining original card covers.
Includes good section on the 1933 carnival.
£24.00


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


MORTON Henry Jackson Henry Morton: St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John: Danish West Indian sketchbook and diary 1843-44
MORTON Henry Jackson Henry Morton: St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John: Danish West Indian sketchbook and diary 1843-44

Dansk Vestindisk Selskab & St. Croix Landmark Society (1975)
184 large pp. 1st ed., fine in fine D/W.
£15.00


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


REPUBLIC BANK From Colonial to Republic: One hundred and fifty years of business and banking in Trinidad and Tobago, 1837-1987
REPUBLIC BANK From Colonial to Republic: One hundred and fifty years of business and banking in Trinidad and Tobago, 1837-1987

Paria Publishing Co (1987)
xx11 + 206 large pp. 1st ed., clean in original cloth. 17 x 11"
Well illustrated history of banking and money on the island. An impressive tome.
£65.00


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


PAIEWONSKY Isidor Eyewitness Accounts of Slavery in the Danish West Indies
PAIEWONSKY Isidor Eyewitness Accounts of Slavery in the Danish West Indies

Fordham University Press (1987)
ix + 166pp. 1st ed., signed by author on title page, fine in good D/W.
Many illustrations.
£15.00


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


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