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Books on the military history of the Caribbean and West Indian islands from Napoleonic times to World War II.


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CRANDALL Donald R. A military history of Montserrat W.I  Attacks, fortifications, cannons, defenders 1632-1815
CRANDALL Donald R. A military history of Montserrat W.I Attacks, fortifications, cannons, defenders 1632-1815

Published by the author (2000)
xxvi + 398 large pp. 1st ed., fine in spiral ring binding.
£30.00


[EGERTON Charles Calvert] The Journal of an Unfortunate Prisoner, on board the British Prison Ship Loyalist, in Jamaica, - from November 1, 1812 to April 5, 1813. Together with some interesting occurrences on his passage home.
[EGERTON Charles Calvert] The Journal of an Unfortunate Prisoner, on board the British Prison Ship Loyalist, in Jamaica, - from November 1, 1812 to April 5, 1813. Together with some interesting occurrences on his passage home.
[EGERTON Charles Calvert] The Journal of an Unfortunate Prisoner, on board the British Prison Ship Loyalist, in Jamaica, - from November 1, 1812 to April 5, 1813. Together with some interesting occurrences on his passage home.

Baltimore: Printed for the author (n.d.)
82pp. 1st ed., small piece missing from lower margin of first 8pp and last page torn with considerable loss. Otherwise clean in old worn half calf.
Concerning the war of 1812. Rare.
£250.00


ADAMS Max Collingwood: Northumberland
ADAMS Max Collingwood: Northumberland's Heart of Oak.

Tyne Bridge Publishing (2005)
72pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
Much on Admiral Collingwood's time in the West Indies in the C18th.
£5.00


BRINKLEY Frances Kay The Military Tradition of Barbados as exhibited in the Challenor Room.
BRINKLEY Frances Kay The Military Tradition of Barbados as exhibited in the Challenor Room.

Barbados Museum & Historical Society (1982)
35pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
£6.00


KIERAN B.L. The Lawless Caymanas. - A story of slavery, freedom and the West India Regiment.
KIERAN B.L. The Lawless Caymanas. - A story of slavery, freedom and the West India Regiment.

Grand Cayman (1992)
189 large pp. 1st ed., very fine in fine D/W.
Well illustrated history with much on slavery and the West India regiment.
£30.00


FIRTH C.H. The narrative of General Venables - with an appendix of papers relating to the expedition to the West Indies and the conquest of Jamaica, 1654-1655.
FIRTH C.H. The narrative of General Venables - with an appendix of papers relating to the expedition to the West Indies and the conquest of Jamaica, 1654-1655.
FIRTH C.H. The narrative of General Venables - with an appendix of papers relating to the expedition to the West Indies and the conquest of Jamaica, 1654-1655.

Longmans, Green & Co (1900)
180pp. 1st ed., clean in slightly worn original cloth.
A scarce work on military history.
£35.00


JAMAICA Troops in Jamaica. - An account of all sums of money voted by The House of Assembly in the Island of Jamaica...in the years 1825-8...for the use of purpose of the King
JAMAICA Troops in Jamaica. - An account of all sums of money voted by The House of Assembly in the Island of Jamaica...in the years 1825-8...for the use of purpose of the King's Troops.

H.M.S.O. (1830)
3 large pp. 1st ed., clean in paper covers.
Itemised accounts for troops expenses.
£15.00


OLIVER V.L. The monumental inscriptions of the British West Indies.
OLIVER V.L. The monumental inscriptions of the British West Indies.
OLIVER V.L. The monumental inscriptions of the British West Indies.

Dorchester (1927)
267 large pp. 1st ed., fine in original cloth.
Record of inscriptions on headstones found in graveyards of Antigua, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago and Br Guiana plus military graveyards throughout all the islands. An important work.
£120.00


HARDING DAVIS R. The Cuban and Porto Rican Campaigns.
HARDING DAVIS R. The Cuban and Porto Rican Campaigns.

Charles Scribner's, New York (1898)
xiii + 360pp + folding map. 1st ed., fine apart from small tear to f.e.p. in original worn pictorial cloth.
Illustrated account of the war.
£50.00


FOLLETT H. Islands on guard.
FOLLETT H. Islands on guard.
FOLLETT H. Islands on guard.

Chas. Scribner's Sons, New York (1943)
170 large pp. 1st ed., clean in original pictorial cloth.
Guide to the islands with fine photo illusts. giving details of the U.S. bases and effects of the war. Recommended.
£25.00


GLEADALL M.E. Monumental inscriptions in the Barbados military cemetery.
GLEADALL M.E. Monumental inscriptions in the Barbados military cemetery.

Barbados (2000)
127pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
Detailed listings of great interest for historians and genealogists.
£10.00


CAULFEILD Col. J.E. One Hundred Years
CAULFEILD Col. J.E. One Hundred Years
CAULFEILD Col. J.E. One Hundred Years' History of the 2nd Batt. West India Regiment - from date of raising 1795 to 1898

London: Forster Groom & Co (1899)
221pp + list of subscribers + photo plates. 1st ed., very clean in original red and blue cloth, spine faded and with top edge slightly frayed.
Seldom seen regimental history book.
£450.00


WILLYAMS Cooper An account of the campaign in the West Indies, in the year 1794, - under the command of their excellencies Lieut. General Sir Charles Grey, K.B. and Vice Admiral Sir John Jervis, K.B. commanders in chief in the West Indies; with the reduction of the islands of Martinique, St Lucia, Guadeloupe, Marigalante, Desiada, &c. and the events that followed those unparrelled successes, and caused the loss of Guadeloupe.
WILLYAMS Cooper An account of the campaign in the West Indies, in the year 1794, - under the command of their excellencies Lieut. General Sir Charles Grey, K.B. and Vice Admiral Sir John Jervis, K.B. commanders in chief in the West Indies; with the reduction of the islands of Martinique, St Lucia, Guadeloupe, Marigalante, Desiada, &c. and the events that followed those unparrelled successes, and caused the loss of Guadeloupe.WILLYAMS Cooper An account of the campaign in the West Indies, in the year 1794, - under the command of their excellencies Lieut. General Sir Charles Grey, K.B. and Vice Admiral Sir John Jervis, K.B. commanders in chief in the West Indies; with the reduction of the islands of Martinique, St Lucia, Guadeloupe, Marigalante, Desiada, &c. and the events that followed those unparrelled successes, and caused the loss of Guadeloupe.WILLYAMS Cooper An account of the campaign in the West Indies, in the year 1794, - under the command of their excellencies Lieut. General Sir Charles Grey, K.B. and Vice Admiral Sir John Jervis, K.B. commanders in chief in the West Indies; with the reduction of the islands of Martinique, St Lucia, Guadeloupe, Marigalante, Desiada, &c. and the events that followed those unparrelled successes, and caused the loss of Guadeloupe.
WILLYAMS Cooper An account of the campaign in the West Indies, in the year 1794, - under the command of their excellencies Lieut. General Sir Charles Grey, K.B. and Vice Admiral Sir John Jervis, K.B. commanders in chief in the West Indies; with the reduction of the islands of Martinique, St Lucia, Guadeloupe, Marigalante, Desiada, &c. and the events that followed those unparrelled successes, and caused the loss of Guadeloupe.

London, printed by T. Bensley for G. Nicol (1796)
[12] + iv + 149 [2] + 62 large pp + 6 plates + plan of Fort Bourbon in Martinique and map of the island with two aquatint engravings in text. 1st ed., two plates with skilfully repaired tears, some pages with fine diagonal knife cuts in margin only, which are barely noticable. Original half calf with new spine. 13 x 18in
The author was a chaplain with the British navy at the time of the occurrence of the events described. Rare. Fine aquatint views of Martinique and Guadeloupe.
£6,000.00


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