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Below is a list of my stock of old secondhand and antiquarian books on the island of Antigua for sale.  

Notes on Antigua books:-

Possibly the most important book on the history of Antigua is V.L. Oliver's 'History of the island of Antigua' published in 3 large vols. in 1894.  A reprint of this is available from a colleague of mine in Canada.  For details see http://www.candoo.com/olivers/index.html  You can order direct from me if you prefer at the same price. 

Postage and packing is extra but costs are kept to a minimum.  On overseas orders I can offer cheap shipping per airmail M Bag service where total weight is over 1.5kg (3lbs) Cost will be advised after you have submitted your order and before payment is taken.


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WENTWORTH Trelawney The West India Sketch book
WENTWORTH Trelawney The West India Sketch bookWENTWORTH Trelawney The West India Sketch book
WENTWORTH Trelawney The West India Sketch book

London: Printed for Whittaker & Co (1834)
2 vols. x + [2] + 324pp + vi + [2] + 391pp + two coloured engraved frontispieces + 10 plates. 1st ed., fine in later half green calf with new end papers. One map with small corner piece missing affecting margin only.
An animated account of a several years residence and much travel in the West Indies in the latter part of the 1820's. The author...visited Tortola, St Thomas, St Croix, St Kitts, Nevis, Antigua, Barbados, Montserrat, St Vincent and St Lucia... Presents delightful descriptions of the outward journey, of plantation sociey and industries, of island court procedure, shops, auctions, christmas celebrations and amateur theatricals, in a racy manner.' (Ragatz)
£1,200.00


JANE Charles W.E. Shirley Heights. The Story of the Redcoats in Antigua
JANE Charles W.E. Shirley Heights. The Story of the Redcoats in Antigua

Nelson's Dockyard, Antigua (1982)
62pp. 1st ed., clean in foxed card covers.
£8.00


ROSS Paul Circle of Light: Antigua and Barbuda
ROSS Paul Circle of Light: Antigua and Barbuda

Macmillan Caribbean (1998)
107pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
Photographic portrayal of the island.
£8.00


GASPAR David Barry Bondsmen and rebels. - A study of Master-Slave relations in Antigua with implications for Colonial British America.
GASPAR David Barry Bondsmen and rebels. - A study of Master-Slave relations in Antigua with implications for Colonial British America.
GASPAR David Barry Bondsmen and rebels. - A study of Master-Slave relations in Antigua with implications for Colonial British America.

John Hopkins Uni Press (1985)
338pp, 1st ed., minor foxing otherwise clean in original cloth. Also signed letter from author.
Fine historical study.
£14.00


COLERIDGE Rev. W.H. Charges delivered to the Clergy of the Diocese of Barbados and the Leeward Islands; - together with prayers on certain public occasions;  and addresses to candidates for Holy Orders:  to young persons offering themselves for confirmation within that Diocese:  and at the consecration of a chapel and burial ground in the city of Caracas.
COLERIDGE Rev. W.H. Charges delivered to the Clergy of the Diocese of Barbados and the Leeward Islands; - together with prayers on certain public occasions;  and addresses to candidates for Holy Orders:  to young persons offering themselves for confirmation within that Diocese:  and at the consecration of a chapel and burial ground in the city of Caracas.COLERIDGE Rev. W.H. Charges delivered to the Clergy of the Diocese of Barbados and the Leeward Islands; - together with prayers on certain public occasions;  and addresses to candidates for Holy Orders:  to young persons offering themselves for confirmation within that Diocese:  and at the consecration of a chapel and burial ground in the city of Caracas.
COLERIDGE Rev. W.H. Charges delivered to the Clergy of the Diocese of Barbados and the Leeward Islands; - together with prayers on certain public occasions; and addresses to candidates for Holy Orders: to young persons offering themselves for confirmation within that Diocese: and at the consecration of a chapel and burial ground in the city of Caracas.

London (1835)
x + 324pp + 44pp + 4 hand coloured folding maps. 1st ed., fine in original cloth with later paper label.
Includes chapters on Antigua and British Guiana with maps of each. A rare work with details of the final abolition of slavery. The author was uncle of H.N. Coleridge.
£280.00


BAIRD Robert Impressions and Experiences of the West Indies and North America in 1849
BAIRD Robert Impressions and Experiences of the West Indies and North America in 1849
BAIRD Robert Impressions and Experiences of the West Indies and North America in 1849

William Blackwood & Sons (1850)
2 vols. bound in one, vi + 329pp + iv + 315pp + two tinted frontispieces. 1st ed., remarkably clean copy with no foxing, bound in modern quarter calf with marbled boards.
Vol 1 gives the author's impressions as he travelled through the Caribbean islands with good sections on Antigua, Cuba, Jamaica, St Kitts Nevis and St Thomas while Vol 2 is concerned with the U.S.A.
£175.00


STURGE Joseph and HARVEY Thomas The West Indies in 1837; - being the journal of a visit to Antigua, Montserrat, Dominica, St Lucia, Barbadoes, and Jamaica; undertaken for the purpose of ascertaining the actual condition of the negro population of those islands.
STURGE Joseph and HARVEY Thomas The West Indies in 1837; - being the journal of a visit to Antigua, Montserrat, Dominica, St Lucia, Barbadoes, and Jamaica; undertaken for the purpose of ascertaining the actual condition of the negro population of those islands.
STURGE Joseph and HARVEY Thomas The West Indies in 1837; - being the journal of a visit to Antigua, Montserrat, Dominica, St Lucia, Barbadoes, and Jamaica; undertaken for the purpose of ascertaining the actual condition of the negro population of those islands.

London (1838)
ix + 476pp + two folding maps. 1st ed., a clean copy rebound in modern cloth
An important work on slavery.
£175.00


ANDREWS Evangeline Walker Journal of a Lady of Quality; Being the Narrative of a Journey from Scotland to the West Indies, North Carolina, and Portugal, in the Years 1774 to 1776
ANDREWS Evangeline Walker Journal of a Lady of Quality; Being the Narrative of a Journey from Scotland to the West Indies, North Carolina, and Portugal, in the Years 1774 to 1776

Yale University Press, New Haven (1923)
341pp + plates. 3rd printing, clean in worn original half cloth with marbled papers.
Good section on Antigua and St Kitts.
£20.00


LUFFMAN Johann Kurze Beschreibung der Insel Antigua : nebst Nachrichten von den Sitten und Gebräuchen der dasigen Einwohner, so wie von der Nahrung, Kleidung, Arbeit und Bestrafung der Sklaven.
LUFFMAN Johann Kurze Beschreibung der Insel Antigua : nebst Nachrichten von den Sitten und Gebräuchen der dasigen Einwohner, so wie von der Nahrung, Kleidung, Arbeit und Bestrafung der Sklaven.LUFFMAN Johann Kurze Beschreibung der Insel Antigua : nebst Nachrichten von den Sitten und Gebräuchen der dasigen Einwohner, so wie von der Nahrung, Kleidung, Arbeit und Bestrafung der Sklaven.
LUFFMAN Johann Kurze Beschreibung der Insel Antigua : nebst Nachrichten von den Sitten und Gebräuchen der dasigen Einwohner, so wie von der Nahrung, Kleidung, Arbeit und Bestrafung der Sklaven.

Leipzig (1790)
[6] + 118pp + [3] + folding map. 1st ed. Hand stamp on half title and one page loose otherwise fine in modern paper covers.
£300.00


LANAGHAN Mrs Antigua and the Antiguans: - a full account of the colony and its inhabitants.
LANAGHAN Mrs Antigua and the Antiguans: - a full account of the colony and its inhabitants.

Macmillan Caribbean (1991)
2 vols. 345 + 355pp. Facsimile reprint of 1844 first ed. Some foxing on page edges only otherwise fine in fine D/W's.
£36.00


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


OLIVER Vere Langford Caribbeana. Vol. 1 Part 7. - Being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography and antiquities of the British West Indies.
OLIVER Vere Langford Caribbeana. Vol. 1 Part 7. - Being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography and antiquities of the British West Indies.
OLIVER Vere Langford Caribbeana. Vol. 1 Part 7. - Being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography and antiquities of the British West Indies.

London (1910)
pp 289-336 + 2 loose plates. Clean in worn original card covers.
Rare.
£40.00


FENGER Frederic A. The Cruise of Diablesse.
FENGER Frederic A. The Cruise of Diablesse.

Yachting Inc. (1926)
xv + 315pp + plates. 1st ed., with tipped in letter from the author to Dr Cecil Westland Pilcher, the marine artist and medico, fine in original blue decorated cloth.
Account of travels through the Caribbean islands with good sections on Barbuda and Saba.
£36.00


FRENCH George The History of Col Parke
FRENCH George The History of Col Parke
FRENCH George The History of Col Parke's Administration whilst he was Captain-General and Chief Governor of the Leeward Islands; With an account of the Rebellion in Antegoa: Wherein he, with several others, were Murther'd on the 7th of December, 1710

London (1717)
x + 427pp. 1st ed., title page repaired otherwise clean in modern quarted calf binding.
Parke was appointed to the Leeward Islands by Queen Anne through the influence of the churchills. His reforms to the administration of the islands met with violent resistance in Antigua. Parke was murdered by the insurgents but his killers went unpunished as his death coincided with the return of a Tory government in sympathy with the settlers. Rare.
£275.00


PATON William A. Down the islands. - A voyage to the Caribbees.
PATON William A. Down the islands. - A voyage to the Caribbees.PATON William A. Down the islands. - A voyage to the Caribbees.
PATON William A. Down the islands. - A voyage to the Caribbees.

London Kegan Paul, Trench & Co (1888)
xiii + 301 large pp + plates. Mostly clean in worn original maroon cloth with faded spine.
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.
£80.00


OLIVER Vere Langford The History of the Island of Antigua, one of the Leeward Caribbees in the West Indies, from the first settlement in 1635 to the present time.
OLIVER Vere Langford The History of the Island of Antigua, one of the Leeward Caribbees in the West Indies, from the first settlement in 1635 to the present time.OLIVER Vere Langford The History of the Island of Antigua, one of the Leeward Caribbees in the West Indies, from the first settlement in 1635 to the present time.OLIVER Vere Langford The History of the Island of Antigua, one of the Leeward Caribbees in the West Indies, from the first settlement in 1635 to the present time.OLIVER Vere Langford The History of the Island of Antigua, one of the Leeward Caribbees in the West Indies, from the first settlement in 1635 to the present time.OLIVER Vere Langford The History of the Island of Antigua, one of the Leeward Caribbees in the West Indies, from the first settlement in 1635 to the present time.
OLIVER Vere Langford The History of the Island of Antigua, one of the Leeward Caribbees in the West Indies, from the first settlement in 1635 to the present time.

London (1894-9)
3 vols., folio. 1st ltd. ed., no 138 of 150 copies. Fine in original cloth. 21 plates, 5 maps (2 hand-coloured).
An important and rare work.
£3,500.00


GLEADALL Mary An Antiguan Trading Company. - Geo. W. Bennett, Bryson & Co. Ltd.
GLEADALL Mary An Antiguan Trading Company. - Geo. W. Bennett, Bryson & Co. Ltd.

Published by the author (2012)
vi + 280 large pp. 1st ed., new in card covers.
Much more than just a company history this work traces the history of Antigua. Fascinating colour illustrations throughout using old photographs, postcards and ephemera.
£15.00


ANTIGUA An Act to Establish a Supreme Court, - and to define its jurisdiction.  Henry T. Irving.
ANTIGUA An Act to Establish a Supreme Court, - and to define its jurisdiction. Henry T. Irving.

Antigua (1873)
4 large pp. Some worm damage with slight loss of text.
An early printed document from Antigua.
£40.00


ANTIGUA Colony of Antigua-Barbuda. - Triennium report on the education department for the years 1961-3
ANTIGUA Colony of Antigua-Barbuda. - Triennium report on the education department for the years 1961-3

Govt. Printing Office, Antigua (1965)
33pp. 1st ed., clean in card covers.
£3.00


ANTIGUA Report of the Antigua constitutional conference.
ANTIGUA Report of the Antigua constitutional conference.

H.M.S.O. (1966)
22pp. 1st ed., small punch hole through top left, clean in paper covers.
£4.00


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1936 The Antigua Magnet 2 January 1936. St John's Antigua 4pp newspaper. Overall browning and splitting along folds. 20 x 18" Includes article on the decline of masquarading which was descending into vulgarity.
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JOSE ANJO Antigua W.I. The Central Sugar Factory. No. 210 Antigua postcard used in 1909 showing railway engine moving sugar cane. Used in 1911 in Scotland
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1930 (circa) boxed 'YOU SHOULD VISIT ANTIGUA THE IDEAL SUMMER RESORT' slogan (SL1) on cover to U.S.A.
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