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

A large library of books on Jamaica can be formed.  The bibliography of books on Jamaica by Frank Cundall is worth acquiring and fortunately a reprint has been published.  This book is not in stock at the moment though.

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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LONG Edward Earthquake at Port Royal in Jamaica in 1692
LONG Edward Earthquake at Port Royal in Jamaica in 1692

Gentleman's Magazine (1785)
2pp article extracted from the magazine.
£5.00


CARNEGIE James Some aspects of Jamaica
CARNEGIE James Some aspects of Jamaica's Politics. - 1918 - 1938.

Institute of Jamaica (1973)
194pp + plates. 1st ed., fine in worn D/W.
£35.00


RENNY Robert An history of Jamaica. - With observations on the climate, scenery, trade, productions, negroes, slave trade, diseases of Europeans, customs, manners and dispositions of the inhabitants.
RENNY Robert An history of Jamaica. - With observations on the climate, scenery, trade, productions, negroes, slave trade, diseases of Europeans, customs, manners and dispositions of the inhabitants.
RENNY Robert An history of Jamaica. - With observations on the climate, scenery, trade, productions, negroes, slave trade, diseases of Europeans, customs, manners and dispositions of the inhabitants.

J. Cawthorn, London (1807)
xx + 333pp + [2] publisher's catalogue + large folding map. 1st ed. 4to, lacking half title, repair to title page, some sporadic light brown staining throughout. Modern half calf with marbled boards.
Very scarce.
£525.00


STEWART John A View of the Past and Present State of Jamaica; - with remarks on the moral and physical condition of slaves, and on the abolition of slavery in the colonies.
STEWART John A View of the Past and Present State of Jamaica; - with remarks on the moral and physical condition of slaves, and on the abolition of slavery in the colonies.
STEWART John A View of the Past and Present State of Jamaica; - with remarks on the moral and physical condition of slaves, and on the abolition of slavery in the colonies.

Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd (1823)
xiii + 363pp. 1st ed., browning to pages otherwise mostly clean in modern half calf.
The author holds that the planters have at times been unfairly accused but that their advocates have also been too prone to vindicate indiscriminately. Approves of abolition but is opposed to sudden emancipation. Supports the work of the sectarists and religious toleration. (Ragatz)
£375.00


BLACK Clinton V. Spanish Town. The Old Capital
BLACK Clinton V. Spanish Town. The Old Capital

Parish Council of St Catherine, Jamaica (1960)
63pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
£8.00


KAPPEL Philip Jamaica gallery.
KAPPEL Philip Jamaica gallery.

Little Brown & Co., Boston (1960)
56 large pp. 1st ed., fine in worn D/W.
Contains 25 full page etchings depicting typical island life drawn by the author.
£6.00


BINNEY Marcus Jamaica
BINNEY Marcus Jamaica's Heritage: An Untapped Resource

The Mill Press, Kingston (1991)
88 large pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
£18.00


JOHNSON Anthony Ocho Rios, St. Ann-Portrait of the Garden Parish
JOHNSON Anthony Ocho Rios, St. Ann-Portrait of the Garden Parish

Teejay Limited, Kingston, Jamaica (1995)
184 large pp. 1st ed., fine in D/W.
£30.00


WASHINGTON EVES C. Jamaica at the Colonial and Indian Exhibition, London, 1886
WASHINGTON EVES C. Jamaica at the Colonial and Indian Exhibition, London, 1886

Spottiswood and Co., London (1886)
xii + 100pp + plates and folding map. 1st ed., clean in original worn decorated cloth.
Very scarce
£200.00


GOSSE Philip Henry A naturalist
GOSSE Philip Henry A naturalist
GOSSE Philip Henry A naturalist's sojourn in Jamaica.

London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans (1851)
508pp + 8 tinted or coloured plates. 1st ed., clean in very worn full calf prize binding.
An important early work with most attractive illustrations.
£175.00


MARKS Jeannette Family of the Barrett: A Colonial Romance
MARKS Jeannette Family of the Barrett: A Colonial Romance

The Macmillan Company (1938)
xix + 709pp + plates. 1st ed., slight damp staining and toning in worn and faded original cloth. A good reading copy.
The family were some of the first settlers to Jamaica in 1655
£12.00


SOLA PINTO Geoffrey de Jamaican Houses, a vanishing legacy.
SOLA PINTO Geoffrey de Jamaican Houses, a vanishing legacy.

(1983)
40 large pp + 40 plates. Clean in D/W.
£14.00


KING Jacqueline A. The Bi-Centennial Handbook 1779 - 1979
KING Jacqueline A. The Bi-Centennial Handbook 1779 - 1979

Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (1979)
vi + 210 large pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
£18.00


JACOBS H.P. Sixty Years of Change, 1806-1866. - Progress and Reaction in Kingston and the countryside.
JACOBS H.P. Sixty Years of Change, 1806-1866. - Progress and Reaction in Kingston and the countryside.

Institute of Jamaica (1973)
122pp + plates. 1st ed., fine in good D/W.
£32.00


ROBINSON Carey The fighting maroons of Jamaica.
ROBINSON Carey The fighting maroons of Jamaica.

William Collins and Sangster (Jamaica) Ltd (1971)
160pp + plates. Clean in worn D/W.
£12.00


STYCOS J. Malone and BACK Kurt W. The control of human fertility in Jamaica
STYCOS J. Malone and BACK Kurt W. The control of human fertility in Jamaica

Cornell University Press (1964)
xii + 377pp. 1st ed., minor foxing to page edges otherwise clean in worn D/W.
Birth control
£12.00


CHRISTIANI & NIELSEN Development of Harbour Facilities in Kingston with a proposal for a Free Port. - A report prepared for the Industrial Development Corporation
CHRISTIANI & NIELSEN Development of Harbour Facilities in Kingston with a proposal for a Free Port. - A report prepared for the Industrial Development Corporation

(1954)
58 + 16 + 21 + drawings and plans. Bound in blue cloth. Fine.
Detailed report including proposed new harbour facilities and information on existing free ports around the world.
£75.00


BACON E.M. The new Jamaica. - Describing the island, explaining its conditions of life and growth and discussing its mercantile relations and potential importance.
BACON E.M. The new Jamaica. - Describing the island, explaining its conditions of life and growth and discussing its mercantile relations and potential importance.
BACON E.M. The new Jamaica. - Describing the island, explaining its conditions of life and growth and discussing its mercantile relations and potential importance.

Walbridge & Co, New York (1890)
243pp + plates and two folding maps. Original pictorial cloth fine apart from bumped corners and shaken binding.
Attractive woodcut illusts. accompany good guided tour of island. A scarce work.
£60.00


STARK James H. Stark
STARK James H. Stark
STARK James H. Stark's Jamaica Guide (illustrated) - Containing a description of everything relating to Jamaica of which the visitor or resident may desire information.

Boston (1902)
viii + 209pp + plates, folding maps and ads. 1st ed., clean in worn pictorial cloth.
Fine early guide with good photo illustrations and some engraved views.
£60.00


CUNDALL Frank Studies in Jamaican History.
CUNDALL Frank Studies in Jamaican History.
CUNDALL Frank Studies in Jamaican History.

Sampson Low, Marston and Co (1900)
78pp + plates. 1st ed., some light foxing otherwise clean in worn and marked pictorial cloth.
A scarce work with attractive line drawings.
£50.00


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ANON Destruction of Kingston, Ja. by Earthquake & Fire Jan 14th 1907. King Street showing Victoria Market. No 16 Old Jamaica postcard, used in 1923 to Belgium
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