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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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PIM Commander Bedford Special Number Of
PIM Commander Bedford Special Number Of 'The Popular Magazine Of Anthropology ' The Negro And Jamaica Read Before The Anthropological Society Of London, February 1, 1866.

Trubner & Co., London (1866)
vii + 72pp. 1st ed., a little contemporary ink underlining otherwise very clean in modern quarter calf.
Report of speech delivered in London following the 1865 Morant Bay Rebellion in support of Governor Eyre.
£125.00


METHODIST CHURCH For Ever Beginning. - Two Hundred Years of Methodism in the Western Area.
METHODIST CHURCH For Ever Beginning. - Two Hundred Years of Methodism in the Western Area.METHODIST CHURCH For Ever Beginning. - Two Hundred Years of Methodism in the Western Area.
METHODIST CHURCH For Ever Beginning. - Two Hundred Years of Methodism in the Western Area.

Literature Department of the Methodist Church (Jamaica District) (1960)
vi + 96pp. 1st ed., clean in worn D/W.
Well illustrated history with much on Jamaica and the Turks & Caicos Islands.
£50.00


CARTY Brenda Anguilla beyond the beaches
CARTY Brenda Anguilla beyond the beaches

North Ridge Publishing Co (1993)
29pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
History and guide to the island.
£8.00


LANDES, Gaston, Professeur au Lycée Saint-Pierre de la Martinique Colonies et Pays de Protectorats : Martinique
LANDES, Gaston, Professeur au Lycée Saint-Pierre de la Martinique Colonies et Pays de Protectorats : Martinique

PARIS, Imp. Alcan-Lévy - Exposition Universelle 1900, Les colonies françaises (1900)
149pp. 1st ed., clean in slightly worn pictorial card covers.
£60.00


PILGRIM John H. Snippets of St Lucia
PILGRIM John H. Snippets of St Lucia's History

The Standard, Castries, Saint Lucia (1960)
40pp. 1st ed., pages browned otherwise clean in card covers.
Very scarce.
£36.00


MITCHELL Carleton Islands to Windward: Cruising the Caribbees
MITCHELL Carleton Islands to Windward: Cruising the Caribbees

D. Van Nostrand Co (1955)
xvi + 295 large pp + plates. 2nd ed., clean in worn and faded original cloth.
Chapters on most of the islands.
£14.00


LYNN Bruce G. The Grenadines. Undiscovered Islands of the Caribbean.
LYNN Bruce G. The Grenadines. Undiscovered Islands of the Caribbean.

Dukane Press (1968)
Clean in worn D/W. Colour photos of island life.
£4.00


MARRYAT Joseph A Reply to the Arguments contained in various publications, recommending an equalization of the duties on East & West Indian Sugar.
MARRYAT Joseph A Reply to the Arguments contained in various publications, recommending an equalization of the duties on East & West Indian Sugar.

London : Printed for J.M. Richardson (1823)
111pp. 1st ed., fine, disbound retaining half title.
Marryat was the founder of a large commercial house with interests in the trade of Trinidad. 'Opposes equalization and attempts to prove that East India sugar was a slave, not a free-grown, product. Presents arguments on both sides very fully.' [Ragatz p.308]
£75.00


BERMUDA Souvenir Album of Bermuda.
BERMUDA Souvenir Album of Bermuda.
BERMUDA Souvenir Album of Bermuda.

Wm. Weiss & Co (1911)
48 large pp. Light toning to first and last pages otherwise fine in original blue cloth.
Fine quality photo views of the islands.
£85.00


BERMUDA Glimpses of the Summer Isles
BERMUDA Glimpses of the Summer Isles
BERMUDA Glimpses of the Summer Isles

The Albertype Co., Brooklyn (1910 (circa))
Souvenir booklet containing 15pp of photographs by Louis Mowbray, Art Photographer, St George's. Fine condition in card covers.
£85.00


GRANTHAM F.W. Picturesque Bermuda
GRANTHAM F.W. Picturesque Bermuda
GRANTHAM F.W. Picturesque Bermuda

Charles J. Mitchell Co., Ltd, Canada (1910 (circa))
20 large pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
2pp of text and 18pp of photo views of the islands.
£60.00


RIEDEL Ernest C. A Pictorial Trip to Bermuda.
RIEDEL Ernest C. A Pictorial Trip to Bermuda.

Furness Bermuda Line (1930 (circa))
32pp. Fine in original card covers.
£45.00


TROLLOPE Anthony The West Indies and the Spanish Main.
TROLLOPE Anthony The West Indies and the Spanish Main.
TROLLOPE Anthony The West Indies and the Spanish Main.

Chapman & Hall, London (1860)
iv + 371pp + folding map. 4th ed., clean in worn original blind stamped cloth.
Written by the author while on Post Office business in the West Indies to re-organise the Colonial Post Offices and to undertake postal treaties with the Spanish colonies. Much on Jamaica also chapters on Barbados, Bermuda, Cuba, Trinidad and St Thomas.
£120.00


HART Richard From Occupation to Independence. - A short history of the peoples of the English speaking Caribbean region.
HART Richard From Occupation to Independence. - A short history of the peoples of the English speaking Caribbean region.

Pluto Press (1998)
x + 189pp. 1st ed. Foxing to page edges otherwise clean in original cloth.
£16.00


PHILPOTT Stuart B. West Indian Migration: The Montserrat Case: The Monserrat Case (LSE Monographs on Social Anthropology)
PHILPOTT Stuart B. West Indian Migration: The Montserrat Case: The Monserrat Case (LSE Monographs on Social Anthropology)

Athlone Press (1973)
210pp. 1st ed., foxing on page edges only otherwise fine in D/W.
£6.00


CRATON Michael A-Z of Bahamas Heritage (Macmillan Caribbean A-Zs)
CRATON Michael A-Z of Bahamas Heritage (Macmillan Caribbean A-Zs)

Macmillan (2011)
viii + 416pp. Fine in card covers.
£9.00


KNIGHT Franklin W. UNESCO General History of the Caribbean - Volume III: Slave Societies of the Caribbean
KNIGHT Franklin W. UNESCO General History of the Caribbean - Volume III: Slave Societies of the Caribbean

UNESCO Publishing (1997)
xvi + 379pp. 1st ed., some foxing to card covers and first and last few pages otherwise clean in card covers.
£25.00


HENRY Paget and BUHLE Paul C.L.R. James
HENRY Paget and BUHLE Paul C.L.R. James's Caribbean

Duke Uni Press (1992)
xvi + 288pp. 1st ed., foxed throughout otherwise clean in card covers.
£5.00


GREY Earl The Colonial Policy of Lord John Russell
GREY Earl The Colonial Policy of Lord John Russell
GREY Earl The Colonial Policy of Lord John Russell's Administration.

Richard Bentley, London (1853)
2 vols. xxvii + 447pp + xii + 508pp. 2nd revised and enlarged ed., clean in modern half calf with marbled boards and new end papers. Faint library h/s on title pages only.
Good sections on Guiana, Jamaica, St Lucia and Trinidad and sections on other countries within the Commonwealth.
£200.00


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