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Old and antiquarian books on the Caribbean for sale.
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|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The Author's unpublished original manuscript.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.
|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.
|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.
|FERMOR Patrick Leigh The traveller's tree. - A journey through the Caribbean islands.|
John Murray (1951)
403pp + plates. Reprint, clean in original green cloth.
One of the best written travel books on the Caribbean with fine photo plates.
|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.
|ASPINALL Algernon E. The pocket guide to the West Indies.|
Sifton, Praed & Co (1923)
479pp + ads., plates and folding maps, fine in original cloth.
|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.
|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.
|PATON William A. Down the islands. - A voyage to the Caribbees.|
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York (1887)
xiii + 301 large pp + plates + publisher's ads. 1st ed., clean in original pictorial cloth.
Fine descriptions of many of the islands illustrated by photos and very attractive engraved views. Much on Antigua, Barbados, Martinique, St Kitts and St Lucia. A classic early work on the Caribbean. Cundall 2357.
|MACMILLAN Allister The West Indies Illustrated. - Historical and descriptive, commercial and industrial, facts, figures and resources.|
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.
|MITCHELL Sir Harold Europe in the Caribbean: The Policies of Great Britain, France and the Netherlands Towards Their West Indian Territories in the Twentieth Century|
W & R Chambers Ltd (1963)
xv + 211pp + plates and folding map. 1st ed., fine in slightly worn D/W.
|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.
|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.|
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.
|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.
|1884 Report of the Royal Commission appointed in December 1882, to inquire into the Public Revenues, Expenditure, Debts, and Liabilities of the islands of Jamaica, Grenada, St Vincent, Tobago and St Lucia; and the Leeward Islands.|
H.M.S.O., London (1884)
4 parts bound in modern cloth. 246 + 203 + 193 + 23 + folding maps and charts. Small neat 'National Liberal Club' h/s on title page. Fine condition. Includes large folding map of Jamaica.
A very detailed report with transcripts of depositions from many sources giving a fascinating incite into the problems faced by the islands.
|HARLOW V.T. Colonising Expeditions to the West Indies and Guiana, 1623-1667|
The Hakluyt Society (1925)
xcv, , 262pp + plates and maps. 1st ed., very fine in original cloth.
|OLIVER Vere Langford Caribbeana. Vol. 1 Part 7. - Being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography and antiquities of the British West Indies.|
pp 289-336 + 2 loose plates. Clean in worn original card covers.
|OLIVER Vere Langford Caribbeana. Vol. III Title, Contents and Index. - Being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography and antiquities of the British West Indies.|
Coloured frontispiece + xii + pp 385-428. Clean in worn original card covers.
|OLIVER Vere Langford Caribbeana. Vol. III Part I. - Being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography and antiquities of the British West Indies.|
48pp + loose plate. Clean in worn original card covers.
|OLIVER Vere Langford Caribbeana. Vol. III Part 4. - Being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography and antiquities of the British West Indies.|
pp 145-192 but lacking pp 188-9. Clean in worn original card covers.