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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.

Bajan Things is a new blog on Barbados history with some very good, well researched, articles.

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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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.

Frank Cass & Co (1968)
ix + 476pp + two folding maps. Facsimile reprint of 1838 ed., fine in stained D/W with staining to end papers.
An important work on slavery.
£25.00


STOUTE Edward Barbados: Yesterday and Today: a Collection of Photographs of Old Barbados (Parkinson
STOUTE Edward Barbados: Yesterday and Today: a Collection of Photographs of Old Barbados (Parkinson's Barbados No. 1)

Barbadian Heritage Publications Trust, Christ Church, Barbados (1979)
56 large pp. 1st ed., clean in card covers.
£8.00


HARTLAND Maj. M. A concise and illustrated Military History of Barbados. - 1627 - 2007.
HARTLAND Maj. M. A concise and illustrated Military History of Barbados. - 1627 - 2007.

Miller Publishing Co., Barbados (2007)
148 large pp. 1st ed., new in card covers.
Profusely illustrated history of the West India regiments and Barbados Volunteer Force. Highly recommended.
£10.00


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


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


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


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


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 Anthony The West Indies and the Spanish Main.
TROLLOPE Anthony 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


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


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


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.
£6.00


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

National Conservation Commission (1983)
14pp, fine in card covers.
£4.00


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.
£8.00


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.
£5.00


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


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QUEBEC STEAMSHIP COMPANY Bermuda Quebec Steamship Co 1892 (circa) 32pp. Fine in card covers. Views of Bermuda and the Windward Islands including some not seen elsewhere.
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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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