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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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GARDNER W.J. A History of Jamaica from Its Discovery By Christopher Columbus to the Year 1872.  - Including an Account of its Trade and Agriculture; Sketches of the Manners, Habits, and Customs of all Classes of its Inhabitants
GARDNER W.J. A History of Jamaica from Its Discovery By Christopher Columbus to the Year 1872. - Including an Account of its Trade and Agriculture; Sketches of the Manners, Habits, and Customs of all Classes of its Inhabitants

Frank Cass (1971)
510pp + folding map. Facsimile reprint of the 1873 ed., fine in D/W.
£30.00


NEWMAN A.J. The Times Geography & History Of Jamaica With Maps & Charts: The Island and Its People
NEWMAN A.J. The Times Geography & History Of Jamaica With Maps & Charts: The Island and Its People

Kingston, The Jamaica Times (1954 (circa))
140pp + folding map & adverts. 6th ed., clean in worn card covers.
£15.00


KIRKPATRICK W. A short history of over one hundred years of the public water supply in the Kingston and Liguanea area 1849-1961
KIRKPATRICK W. A short history of over one hundred years of the public water supply in the Kingston and Liguanea area 1849-1961

Kingston (1961)
66pp. 2nd ed., fine in faded green cloth.
Some photo illustrations.
£24.00


BRYCE Wyatt Reference Book of Jamaica
BRYCE Wyatt Reference Book of Jamaica

Kingston (1946)
xxiv + 404pp + folding demographic map of the island. 1st ed., contents clean in worn pictorial cloth, front hinge loose.
Detailed directory and much factual information. Very scarce.
£90.00


OLLEY Philip P. Guide to Jamaica.
OLLEY Philip P. Guide to Jamaica.

Kingston, Jamaica (1953)
330pp + 5 folding maps. Clean in original card covers.
Well illustrated.
£9.00


DUNCAN Rev. Peter A Narrative of the Wesleyan Mission to Jamaica  - With Occasional Remarks on the State of Society.
DUNCAN Rev. Peter A Narrative of the Wesleyan Mission to Jamaica  - With Occasional Remarks on the State of Society.
DUNCAN Rev. Peter A Narrative of the Wesleyan Mission to Jamaica - With Occasional Remarks on the State of Society.

London: Partridge and Oakey (1849)
xii + 399pp. 1st ed., a fine clean copy in original blind stamped cloth which has loss to top of spine. Uncut.
£150.00


PIM Commander Bedford Special Number Of
PIM Commander Bedford Special Number Of 'The Popular Magazine Of Anthropology ' The Negro And Jamaica Read Before The Anthropological Society Of London, February 1, 1866.

Trubner & Co., London (1866)
vii + 72pp. 1st ed., fine in modern quarter calf.
Report of speech delivered in London following the 1865 Morant Bay Rebellion in support of Governor Eyre.
£125.00


METHODIST CHURCH For Ever Beginning. - Two Hundred Years of Methodism in the Western Area.
METHODIST CHURCH For Ever Beginning. - Two Hundred Years of Methodism in the Western Area.METHODIST CHURCH For Ever Beginning. - Two Hundred Years of Methodism in the Western Area.
METHODIST CHURCH For Ever Beginning. - Two Hundred Years of Methodism in the Western Area.

Literature Department of the Methodist Church (Jamaica District) (1960)
vi + 96pp. 1st ed., clean in worn D/W.
Well illustrated history with much on Jamaica and the Turks & Caicos Islands.
£50.00


SALEWICZ Chris and BOOT Adrian Firefly. Noel Coward in Jamaica.
SALEWICZ Chris and BOOT Adrian Firefly. Noel Coward in Jamaica.

Victor Gollancz (1999)
127pp. 1st ed., very fine in fine D/W.
£5.00


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.

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


PINTO Geoffrey de Sola Jamaican Houses: A Vanishing Legacy
PINTO Geoffrey de Sola Jamaican Houses: A Vanishing Legacy

De Sola Pinto Publishers (1993)
40 large pp. Clean in worn card covers.
£7.00


CLARK Brigadier S.F. The Royal Tour Outward Bound. Part One
CLARK Brigadier S.F. The Royal Tour Outward Bound. Part One

Pitkin Pictorials (1954)
32pp. 1st ed., clean in card covers.
Includes 6pp on Bermuda and 8pp on Jamaica.
£6.00


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


CAMPBELL Mavis C. The Maroons of Jamaica.  - 1655-1796
CAMPBELL Mavis C. The Maroons of Jamaica. - 1655-1796

Bergin & Garvey Publishers (1988)
vi + 296pp. 1st ed., foxing to page edges otherwise clean in discoloured original boards.
£40.00


GREY Earl The Colonial Policy of Lord John Russell
GREY Earl The Colonial Policy of Lord John Russell
GREY Earl The Colonial Policy of Lord John Russell's Administration.

Richard Bentley, London (1853)
2 vols. xxvii + 447pp + xii + 508pp. 2nd revised and enlarged ed., clean in modern half calf with marbled boards and new end papers. Faint library h/s on title pages only.
Good sections on Guiana, Jamaica, St Lucia and Trinidad and sections on other countries within the Commonwealth.
£200.00


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


PULLEN BURY B. Jamaica as it is , 1903.
PULLEN BURY B. Jamaica as it is , 1903.

T. Fisher Unwin, London (1903)
xiv + 240pp + plates and map. 1st ed., lacking end papers otherwise mostly clean with just minor foxing in original slightly worn original cloth.
£36.00


JAMAICA Friends of the Georgian Society of Jamaica 2010 Tour
JAMAICA Friends of the Georgian Society of Jamaica 2010 Tour

F.G.S.J. (2010)
26 large pp. Fine in D/W.
Colour photos and line drawings of Georgian architecture in Jamaica.
£15.00


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