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WEST INDIES The West India Committee Circular
WEST INDIES The West India Committee Circular

London (1956)
12 issues for the year bound in green library cloth. 326pp + adverts. Fine and scarce.
Details of activities in the Caribbean with some good photo views and many good adverts. mostly for apparatus for the sugar industry.
£32.00


WEST INDIES The West India Committee Circular
WEST INDIES The West India Committee Circular

London (1958)
12 issues for the year bound in green library cloth. 352pp + adverts. Fine and scarce.
Details of activities in the Caribbean with some good photo views and many good adverts. mostly for apparatus for the sugar industry.
£32.00


CAMPBELL John Candid and Impartial Considerations on the Nature of the Sugar Trade; The Comparative Importance of the British and French Islands in the West-Indies: with The Value and Consequence of St. Lucia and Granada, truly stated.
CAMPBELL John Candid and Impartial Considerations on the Nature of the Sugar Trade; The Comparative Importance of the British and French Islands in the West-Indies: with The Value and Consequence of St. Lucia and Granada, truly stated.CAMPBELL John Candid and Impartial Considerations on the Nature of the Sugar Trade; The Comparative Importance of the British and French Islands in the West-Indies: with The Value and Consequence of St. Lucia and Granada, truly stated.CAMPBELL John Candid and Impartial Considerations on the Nature of the Sugar Trade; The Comparative Importance of the British and French Islands in the West-Indies: with The Value and Consequence of St. Lucia and Granada, truly stated.
CAMPBELL John Candid and Impartial Considerations on the Nature of the Sugar Trade; The Comparative Importance of the British and French Islands in the West-Indies: with The Value and Consequence of St. Lucia and Granada, truly stated.

London: Printed for R. Baldwin in Pater-noster Row. (1763)
228pp + 3 hand coloured folding maps. 1st ed., minor tears to two of the maps without loss, later end papers otherwise fine in old full calf binding with recent spine.
This work is a classic in the field of colonial and Caribbean literature, embodying as it does one of the clearest statements of eighteenth century philosophy regarding the relations which should exist between a metropole and its outlying possessions. (Ragatz) Written just after Britain had acquired Grenada and St Lucia from France following the Peace of Paris.
£900.00


U.S. BOARD ON GEOGRAPHIC NAMES British West Indies and Bermuda; official standard names approved by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names
U.S. BOARD ON GEOGRAPHIC NAMES British West Indies and Bermuda; official standard names approved by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names

Washington (1955)
157 large pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
Detailed listing of towns, villages, places and islands
£40.00


RAGATZ Lowell A guide for the study of British Caribbean history, 1763-1834, - including the abolition and emancipation movements.
RAGATZ Lowell A guide for the study of British Caribbean history, 1763-1834, - including the abolition and emancipation movements.

Govt. Printing Office, Washington (1932)
725pp. 1st ed., very clean in original blue cloth.
Fine bibliography with helpful notes on the importance and usefulness of the books listed. Highly recommended.
£20.00


WILLIAMS Eric From Columbus to Castro: The History of the Caribbean, 1492-1969.
WILLIAMS Eric From Columbus to Castro: The History of the Caribbean, 1492-1969.

Andre Deutsch (1970)
576pp + plates. 1st ed., very fine in fine D/W.
£12.00


SPURDLE Frederick G. Early West Indian Government; Showing the Progress of Government in Barbados, Jamaica, and the Leeward Islands, 1600-1783
SPURDLE Frederick G. Early West Indian Government; Showing the Progress of Government in Barbados, Jamaica, and the Leeward Islands, 1600-1783

Privately Published, Palmerston North, New Zealand (1962)
275pp. 1st ed., fine in fine D/W.
£20.00


BARTY-KING Hugh and MASSEL Anton Rum.  Yesterday and today.
BARTY-KING Hugh and MASSEL Anton Rum. Yesterday and today.

Heineman (1983)
264pp + plates. 1st ed., fine in D/W.
Fine history of rum production with chapters on many of the West Indian islands and much on slavery. Recommended.
£9.00


BARCLAYS BANK British West Indies
BARCLAYS BANK British West Indies
BARCLAYS BANK British West Indies

London (1952)
64pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
Brief guide to the islands with short sections on each island and good B7 W photo illustrations.
£14.00


BARCLAYS BANK The British Caribbean
BARCLAYS BANK The British Caribbean
BARCLAYS BANK The British Caribbean

Barclays Bank (1960 (circa))
105pp. Fine in spiral ring binding.
Economic overview of the islands with fine colour and B & W photo plates
£16.00


CUNDALL Frank Bibliography of the West Indies (excluding Jamaica)
CUNDALL Frank Bibliography of the West Indies (excluding Jamaica)

Martino Fine Books (n.d.)
179pp. Facsimile reprint, fine in original cloth.
£20.00


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


LOWENTHAL David The West Indies Federation: Perspectives on a New Nation (American Geographical Society)
LOWENTHAL David The West Indies Federation: Perspectives on a New Nation (American Geographical Society)

Columbia University Press, New York (1961)
142pp. 1st ed., signed by author on compliments slip, fine in D/W.
£10.00


ST VINCENT 1877-1997 100th Anniversary Diocese of the Windward Islands.
ST VINCENT 1877-1997 100th Anniversary Diocese of the Windward Islands.

St Vincent (1977)
48 large pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
Chapters on each island
£8.00


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


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


ANON Windward Islands 1902.
ANON Windward Islands 1902.ANON Windward Islands 1902.
ANON Windward Islands 1902.

Quebec Steamship Company Ltd (1902)
40pp. Clean in stained card covers.
Advertising brochure with photo views of the islands and descriptions of each one.
£50.00


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


COZIER Tony Benson & Hedges West Indies Cricket Annual 1990
COZIER Tony Benson & Hedges West Indies Cricket Annual 1990

Benson & Hedges (1990)
88 large pp. Clean in card covers.
£8.00


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BRITNOR Leonard E. British West Indies postal rates up to 1900. B.W.I.S.C. 1977 1st ed., 52pp, clean in original card covers. Well illustrated and containing much useful information. Sought after work.
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SECCOMBE Thomas Strong Soldier of the Second West India regiment in Zouave uniform From Army and Navy Drolleries 1875 Chromolithograph print, 8 x 10" Fine.
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ANON H.M.S. York - tour of the West Indies in 1931. Old real photo sepia tinted postcard, 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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CAMERON John The Wreck Of The West India Steam-Ship Tweed S.P.C.K., London 1847 100pp. 1st ed., original blind-stamped cloth lightly rubbed. A fine copy with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. The Tweed was an R.M.S.P. which had sailed from Southampton in 1846 with mails for the West Indies.
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