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

Notes on Barbados books:-

One of the earliest histories of the island is Frere's 'A short history of Barbados' published in 1768.  Important later works include Poyer's 'The history of Barbados' published in 1808 and Schomburgk's 'History of Barbados' published in 1848.

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ALLEYNE Warren Barbados at War 1939-1945. - An historical account.
ALLEYNE Warren Barbados at War 1939-1945. - An historical account.

Barbados (1999)
40pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
Well illustrated history with much on U Boat war.
£6.00


SHIPLEY Sir Arthur E. Islands West Indian - Aegean
SHIPLEY Sir Arthur E. Islands West Indian - Aegean

Hopkinson & Co., London (1924)
xii + 139pp + plates. 1st ed., clean in original faded cloth.
Chapters on Barbados, British Guiana, Jamaica, Trinidad and Greek Islands.
£6.00


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


TREVES Sir Frederick The Cradle of the Deep. - An account of a voyage to the West Indies.
TREVES Sir Frederick The Cradle of the Deep. - An account of a voyage to the West Indies.

London: Smith, Elder & Co (1913)
xii + 378pp + plates. Clean in slightly worn original cloth.
An important work with good sections on Barbados, Jamaica and St Kitts Nevis.
£15.00


PATON William A. Down the islands. - A voyage to the Caribbees.
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.
£75.00


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


STARK James H. Stark
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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


SCHOMBURGK R.H. The history of Barbados. - Comprising a geographical and statistical description of the island:  a sketch of the historical events since the settlement;  and an account of its geology and natural productions.
SCHOMBURGK R.H. The history of Barbados. - Comprising a geographical and statistical description of the island: a sketch of the historical events since the settlement; and an account of its geology and natural productions.

Frank Cass & Co Ltd. (1971)
xx + 722pp + 9 tinted plates. Facsimile reprint of 1848 ed., fine in D/W.
An important and scholarly study of the island's history.
£75.00


PHILLIPS Thomas A Journal of a Voyage made in the Hanibal of London, Ann. 1693, 1694, from England to Cape Monseradoe, in Africa, and thence along the coast of Guiney to Whidaw, the Island of St Thomas, and so forward to Barbadoes. - With a cursory account of the country, the people, their manners, forts, trade, &c.
PHILLIPS Thomas A Journal of a Voyage made in the Hanibal of London, Ann. 1693, 1694, from England to Cape Monseradoe, in Africa, and thence along the coast of Guiney to Whidaw, the Island of St Thomas, and so forward to Barbadoes. - With a cursory account of the country, the people, their manners, forts, trade, &c.
PHILLIPS Thomas A Journal of a Voyage made in the Hanibal of London, Ann. 1693, 1694, from England to Cape Monseradoe, in Africa, and thence along the coast of Guiney to Whidaw, the Island of St Thomas, and so forward to Barbadoes. - With a cursory account of the country, the people, their manners, forts, trade, &c.

Extract from Churchill's Collected Voyages & Travels, London (1746)
69 large pp, 1st ed., folio. Fine in modern quarter calf with marbled boards.
Description of carrying slaves from Africa to the Caribbean with good description of St Thomas and a few observations on Barbados.
£175.00


COLONIAL OFFICE Papers relating to the late disturbances in Barbados.
COLONIAL OFFICE Papers relating to the late disturbances in Barbados.

H.M.S.O. (1876)
xii + 247 large pp. 1st ed., clean in original paper covers. Small h/s on cover and on title page.
Fascinating detailed eye witness reports on the state of the island and distress of the people.
£300.00


ANON Harrison
ANON Harrison's Cave, Barbados.

Caves Authority, Barbados (n.d.)
16pp. Clean in card covers.
Guide book.
£6.00


BRINKLEY Frances Kay The Military Tradition of Barbados as exhibited in the Challenor Room.
BRINKLEY Frances Kay The Military Tradition of Barbados as exhibited in the Challenor Room.

Barbados Museum & Historical Society (1982)
35pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
£9.00


ANON Farley Hill National Park.
ANON Farley Hill National Park.

National Conservation Commission (1983)
14pp, fine in card covers.
£7.00


WESSEL G.A. and LEACOCK S. Barbados and George Washington.
WESSEL G.A. and LEACOCK S. Barbados and George Washington.

Advocate & Co Ltd (1958)
24pp, fine in card covers.
£14.00


URBAN Sylvanus Historical Chronicle; accounts from the West Indies taken from the Gazette, &c.
URBAN Sylvanus Historical Chronicle; accounts from the West Indies taken from the Gazette, &c.

Gentleman's Magazine (September 1743)
1pp article in complete issue of the magazine. Disbound. Fine.
Extract of letter from Barbados reporting shipwreck and letter from Jamaica on bad state of trade caused by Spanish privateers.
£7.00


ANON Twenty four views of Barbados.
ANON Twenty four views of Barbados.

(1910 (circa))
Album containing photo views of the island with some good views of Bridgetown. Clean. 10 x 7"
£75.00


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


WEDEMEYER A.J.D. On Sapphire Seas, - or cruising in the Tropics.  A souvenir of the special cruise of the S.S. Madiana to Bermuda, the West Indies and Demerara, in February and March, nineteen hundred and two.
WEDEMEYER A.J.D. On Sapphire Seas, - or cruising in the Tropics. A souvenir of the special cruise of the S.S. Madiana to Bermuda, the West Indies and Demerara, in February and March, nineteen hundred and two.

Ernest Hart Printing Co., New York (1903)
112pp. 1st ed., mostly clean in worn and faded original illustrated blue cloth. 7 x 10." With the bookplate of Dorothy A. Bernhardt and inscribed on f.e.p. 'Compliments of Herman Bernhardt to Master Herbert Bernhardt.'
Illustrated with many photo plates with good chapters on Barbados and Guiana and including a detailed account of the wreck of the steamship Madiana on the North Rock of Bermuda. There are two photo plates which show the Bernhardt's as passengers on board.
£175.00


ANON Barbados. Island in the Sun.
ANON Barbados. Island in the Sun.

Carib Publicity Co Ltd (n.d.)
64pp. Illustrated guide book, circa 1960, fine in card covers.
£18.00


ANON Barbados.
ANON Barbados.

Photo Precision Ltd (1960 (circa))
40pp. Clean in card covers.
Tourist guide with many colour photos including ill fated North Point surf resort.
£18.00


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1991 (21 June) Alford Collection of G.B., Bahamas, Barbados and Bermuda. Ivy, Shreeve & Mader 150pp. Clean in slightly damaged card covers.
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BARBADOS Two old original photographs taken by a cruise passenger on board R.M.S. Tagus in about 1910. Views of diving boys and a street in Bridgetown. 4.25 x 3.5" (2)
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PECO Fresh Water Bay, Bridgetown, Barbados, B.W.I. 25849 Old Barbados postcard, circa 1930, fine unused.
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1914 Barbados Belgium Relief Fund d label on piece tied by oval 'R.M.S.P. S.S. OROTAVA 9 OCT 1914 POSTED ON THE HIGH SEAS' cachet in purple. Minor corner crease and perf toning. This handstamp unrecorded by Rego.
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BARRATT John Cromwell's Wars at Sea. Pen & Sword 2006 208pp + plates. est ed., fine in fine D/W. Includes section on Barbados.
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