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THOMAS Hugh The slave trade. - The history of the Atlantic slave trade 1440-1870.
THOMAS Hugh The slave trade. - The history of the Atlantic slave trade 1440-1870.

Picador (1997)
925pp + plates. Clean in D/W. Spine of D/W faded.
An important history on the subject.
£9.00


GOSNER Pamela Caribbean Baroque: Historic Architecture of the Spanish Antilles.
GOSNER Pamela Caribbean Baroque: Historic Architecture of the Spanish Antilles.

Passeggiata Press (1996)
xix + 425 large pp. 1st ed., minor foxing mostly to page edges otherwise clean in card covers.
£30.00


FROUDE James A. The English in the West Indies - or the bow of Ulysses.
FROUDE James A. The English in the West Indies - or the bow of Ulysses.

Longmans, Green & Co., London (1890 (circa))
viii + 328pp + publishers catalogue + engraved frontispiece and 8 plates. Later ed., clean in original worn pictorial cloth.
Much on Dominica, Jamaica and Trinidad.
£20.00


DAWES Neville Prolegomena to Caribbean Literature
DAWES Neville Prolegomena to Caribbean Literature

Institute of Jamaica (1977)
38pp. 1st ed., clean in worn card covers.
£15.00


ASPINALL Algernon E. West Indian Tales of Old
ASPINALL Algernon E. West Indian Tales of Old

Duckworth & Co (1912)
xi + 260pp + plates and publisher's catalogue. 1st ed., clean in worn and marked original cloth.
Includes chapters on English Harbour, Antigua, Brimstone Hill, St Kitts and Governor Parke of the Leeward Islands.
£40.00


KRISE Thomas W. Caribbeana: An Anthology of English Literature of the West Indies, 1657-1777
KRISE Thomas W. Caribbeana: An Anthology of English Literature of the West Indies, 1657-1777

University of Chicago Press (1999)
xii + 358pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
£8.00


THOMAS J.J. Froudacity. - West Indian fables by James Anthony Froude explained.
THOMAS J.J. Froudacity. - West Indian fables by James Anthony Froude explained.

New Beacon Books (1969)
195pp. Paperback. Small light h/s on f.e.p. ottherwise fine.
£4.00


SMITH M.G. The Plural Society in the British West Indies
SMITH M.G. The Plural Society in the British West Indies

Sangster's Bookstores Ltd (1974)
xix + 359pp. 2nd ed., clean in worn card covers.
£6.00


ST JOHNSTON Sir Reginald From a Colonial Governor
ST JOHNSTON Sir Reginald From a Colonial Governor
ST JOHNSTON Sir Reginald From a Colonial Governor's Note-Book.

Hutchinson & Co, London (1936)
285pp + plates. 1st ed., minor tone spotting to first few pages otherwise clean in original blue cloth.
The author recounts his time in office as Acting Governor of the Falkland Is., Administrator in Dominica and St Kitts and Governor of the Leeward Islands.
£70.00


NAIPAUL V.S. The Overcrowded Barracoon and Other Articles
NAIPAUL V.S. The Overcrowded Barracoon and Other Articles

Andre Deutsch (1972)
286pp. 1st ed., f.e.p. toned otherwise fine in very good D/W.
£7.00


TYLDEN Major Geoffrey The Armed Forces of the British West Indies. 1650 to 1958. - With an Appendix on the Armed Forces of the Falkland Islands and St Helena.
TYLDEN Major Geoffrey The Armed Forces of the British West Indies. 1650 to 1958. - With an Appendix on the Armed Forces of the Falkland Islands and St Helena.TYLDEN Major Geoffrey The Armed Forces of the British West Indies. 1650 to 1958. - With an Appendix on the Armed Forces of the Falkland Islands and St Helena.TYLDEN Major Geoffrey The Armed Forces of the British West Indies. 1650 to 1958. - With an Appendix on the Armed Forces of the Falkland Islands and St Helena.
TYLDEN Major Geoffrey The Armed Forces of the British West Indies. 1650 to 1958. - With an Appendix on the Armed Forces of the Falkland Islands and St Helena.

The Author's unpublished original manuscript. (1959)
173pp + photographs. Typed manuscript with some manuscript corrections crudely bound in card covers.
The author, who died in 1970, wrote three works on South African military history and was a regular contributor to the Society for Army Historical Research. There are chapters on each of the islands, campaigns in which the West India Regiment took part and British Garrisons stationed on the islands.
£1,500.00


TRUMAN George and JACKSON John, LONGSTRETH Thos. B. Narrative of a Visit to the West Indies: In 1840 and 1841
TRUMAN George and JACKSON John, LONGSTRETH Thos. B. Narrative of a Visit to the West Indies: In 1840 and 1841
TRUMAN George and JACKSON John, LONGSTRETH Thos. B. Narrative of a Visit to the West Indies: In 1840 and 1841

Philadelphia: Merrihew and Thompson (1844)
130pp. 1st ed., title page with small hole, some light foxing otherwise fine in original blind stamped cloth.
Effects of emancipation on the islands.
£200.00


LOWE Joseph An Inquiry Into the State of the British West Indies
LOWE Joseph An Inquiry Into the State of the British West Indies

London: Printed for C. and R. Baldwin (1808)
4th ed., xix + 176pp. Fine in modern quarter calf with marbled boards.
Considers the value of the West Indies to Great Britain especially the sugar trade.
£160.00


STARR Ida M.H. Gardens of the Caribbeees. - Sketches of a cruise to the West Indies and the Spanish Main.
STARR Ida M.H. Gardens of the Caribbeees. - Sketches of a cruise to the West Indies and the Spanish Main.

L.C. Page & Co., Boston (1904)
2 vols. 310 + 266pp + plates. 1st ed., clean in faded pictorial cloth.
£42.00


ASPINALL Algernon E. The pocket guide to the West Indies.
ASPINALL Algernon E. The pocket guide to the West Indies.

Sifton, Praed & Co (1923)
479pp + ads., plates and folding maps, fine in original cloth.
£15.00


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

Frank Cass & Co (1968)
iv + 395pp. Facsimile reprint of 2nd ed., fine in original green cloth, spine a little faded.
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.
£24.00


WARDLAW C.W. Green havoc. - In the lands of the Caribbean.
WARDLAW C.W. Green havoc. - In the lands of the Caribbean.

W. Blackwood & Sons (1935)
318pp + plates. 1st ed., very fine in very good D/W.
The writer toured the islands to discover the extent of devastation caused to the banana crop by disease.
£45.00


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


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


STARK James H. Stark
STARK James H. StarkSTARK James H. StarkSTARK James H. StarkSTARK James H. Stark
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


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REGO Michael R. Colonial Bank in the West Indies B.W.I.S.C. 2017 72 large pp. 1st ed., new in card covers. The history of the Colonial Bank is intricately wound up with both the social and philatelic history of the British West Indies. This book is full of interesting illustrations of adhesives used fiscally as well as covers and cards to and from the branches of the bank in various colonies. Of interest to collectors of both philatelic and revenue material
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1898 East and West Africa Medal 1887-1900, 1 clasp: 1897-98. Awarded to Pt. N. Price, 2nd West India Regiment. The 2nd West India Regiment were involved in the Benin expedition to Akassa in 1897 and also helped to occupy the hinterland of Gold Coast and Lagos as a result of French aggression. In 1898 two companies proceeded to Kumassi.
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PECO R.M.S. Lady Rodney. Old postcard, circa 1930, fine unused.
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1910 cover from soldier in 2nd W.I. Regiment serving in Sierre Leone sent to England with 1d cancelled on arrival in U.K. with PLYMOUTH PAQUEBOT machine cancel. Embossed West India Regiment monagram on reverse.
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WALPOLE Horatio The Convention Vindicated: From The Misrepresentations Of The Enemies Of Our Peace. Roberts, London 1739 29pp. 1st ed., disbound. Tear with slight loss to title page and some light toning. The author proposes a peaceful resolution to the conflict with Spain over the colonies in America.
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