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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


BUCKLEY Roger Norman Slaves in Red Coats. - The British West India Regiments, 1795-1815.
BUCKLEY Roger Norman Slaves in Red Coats. - The British West India Regiments, 1795-1815.

Yale Uni Press (1979)
xi + 210pp. 1st ed., fine in slightly stained D/W.
£35.00


ANON Photos and Phantasms: Harry Johnston
ANON Photos and Phantasms: Harry Johnston's Photographs of the Caribbean.

The British Council. (1998)
63pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
£10.00


TAYLOR Stanley A.G. The Western design: An account of Cromwell
TAYLOR Stanley A.G. The Western design: An account of Cromwell's expedition to the Caribbean.

Jamaica Institute and Historical Society, Kingston, Jamaica (1965)
xiv + 243pp + 2 folding maps. 1st ed., fine in original card covers.
£45.00


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
£24.00


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.
£30.00


GOSNER Pamela Caribbean Georgian. The Great and Small Houses of the West Indies
GOSNER Pamela Caribbean Georgian. The Great and Small Houses of the West Indies

Three Continents Press (1982)
xiv + 296 large pp. 1st ed., very fine in fine D/W.
£95.00


GOSNER Pamela Caribbean Georgian. The Great and Small Houses of the West Indies
GOSNER Pamela Caribbean Georgian. The Great and Small Houses of the West Indies

Three Continents Press (1982)
xiv + 296 large pp. 1st ed., minor foxing to page edges otherwise clean in card covers.
£30.00


HART Richard Time for a Change: Constitutional, Political and Labour Developments in Jamaica and Other Colonies in the Caribbean Region, 1944-1955
HART Richard Time for a Change: Constitutional, Political and Labour Developments in Jamaica and Other Colonies in the Caribbean Region, 1944-1955

Arawak Publications (2004)
xviii + 348pp. 1st ed., signed by author on title page, clean in card covers.
£10.00


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


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


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


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


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MCKINNON William William McKinnon & Co., Ltd, Aberdeen, Escocia. Ingenieros y Fabricantes de Maquinaria para Cafe, Azucar, Arroz, Cacao Caucho. Aberdeen 1890 (circa) 215 large pp. Trade catalogue of machinery for manufacturing coffee and sugar. Fine in original boards. Text in Spanish as produced for the South American market. Profusely illustrated.
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