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ASPINALL Algernon E. West Indian Tales of Old
ASPINALL Algernon E. West Indian Tales of Old

Duckworth & Co (1912)
xi + 260pp + plates and publisher's catalogue. 1st ed., clean in worn and marked original cloth.
Includes chapters on English Harbour, Antigua, Brimstone Hill, St Kitts and Governor Parke of the Leeward Islands.
£40.00


ST JOHNSTON Sir Reginald From a Colonial Governor
ST JOHNSTON Sir Reginald From a Colonial Governor
ST JOHNSTON Sir Reginald From a Colonial Governor's Note-Book.

Hutchinson & Co, London (1936)
285pp + plates. 1st ed., minor tone spotting to first few pages otherwise clean in original blue cloth.
The author recounts his time in office as Acting Governor of the Falkland Is., Administrator in Dominica and St Kitts and Governor of the Leeward Islands.
£70.00


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


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


MATHESON D.L. The Thomas Warner Story.
MATHESON D.L. The Thomas Warner Story.

St Kitts (1973)
24pp. 1st ed., clean in card covers. Together with two contemporary postcards showing his tomb.
Compiled to commemorate Thomas Warner's landing in St Kitts 350 years previous
£8.00


INNISS Sir Probyn Whither bound St. Kitts-Nevis?
INNISS Sir Probyn Whither bound St. Kitts-Nevis?

Antigua Printing & Publishing Ltd (1983)
99pp. 1st ed., clean in card covers.
Historical study.
£12.00


A RESIDENT Sketches and Recollections of the West Indies.
A RESIDENT Sketches and Recollections of the West Indies.
A RESIDENT Sketches and Recollections of the West Indies.

London (1828)
xii + 330pp + publisher's catalogue. 1st ed., fine in later half calf with marbled boards.
Written by an Englishman who visited Dominica in the 1790's where he served in public office. Gives a good description of island life and the military actions against the Maroons and the French including their attack on Roseau in 1805 and the mutiny of the 8th West India Regiment at Prince Ruperts Bay. Later he visited Montserrat and St Kitts. Very scarce.
£475.00


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


ST CHRISTOPHER An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord 1813 - Being the First after Bissextile or Leap Year.  Calculated for the Meridian of St Christopher:  and serving (with little variation), for all the other Leeward Islands.
ST CHRISTOPHER An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord 1813 - Being the First after Bissextile or Leap Year. Calculated for the Meridian of St Christopher: and serving (with little variation), for all the other Leeward Islands.

St Christopher: Printed by Thomas R. Howe, at his Office in Basseterre and sold by his Correpondents in the several islands. (1812)
[15] + 32pp, partially interleaved. 1st ed., some manuscript notes on blank pages otherwise very clean in contemporary marbled card covers. First 13pp and cover have been clipped at top right corner.
Includes information on Length of Roads around St Christopher, Courts in the Leeward Islands, List of Officers in the Leewards, the Council and Assembly in St Christopher, Justices of the Peace, Windward and Leeward Regimental Officers and Officers of the Forts, accounts of sugar shipped from Basseterre and Nevis. Very rare.
£1,500.00


GRAINGER James The Sugar-Cane: A Poem. In Four Books, With Notes.
GRAINGER James The Sugar-Cane: A Poem. In Four Books, With Notes.
GRAINGER James The Sugar-Cane: A Poem. In Four Books, With Notes.

Dublin: Printed by William Sleater, on Cork-Hill. (1766)
Half title and frontispiece + ix + 180pp. 1st Irish ed., fine in original full calf with new spine. A couple of small h/s's for Belvedere College Dublin on half title and Preface page and some light tone spotting.
The author went to St Kitts in 1759 as a practising physician. A most attractive copy of this rare work.
£450.00


DE FOREST DAY Susan The Cruise of the Scythian.
DE FOREST DAY Susan The Cruise of the Scythian.

F. Tennyson Neely (1899)
297pp + plates. 1st ed., fine in worn original pictorial cloth.
Good descriptions of Barbados, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Nevis, Saba, St Kitts and St Lucia.
£80.00


ST CHRISTOPHER An Act to authorize the employment of convicts - on Works of Public Utility without the walls of the Common Gaol. No 706
ST CHRISTOPHER An Act to authorize the employment of convicts - on Works of Public Utility without the walls of the Common Gaol. No 706

St Christopher (1852)
2 large pp. Overall toning. 8 x 12½in
A rare locally printed Act of Parliament.
£50.00


ST CHRISTOPHER An Act to authorize the appointment of Commissioners - and to empower them to construct a New Church in the Parish of Saint George, Basseterre, capable of accomodating One Thousand Fice Hundred Persons, for said purposes to grant the sum of Three Thousand Six Hundred and Fifty Five pounds, and to repeal an act intituled inAn Act to authorize the Vestry of the Parish of Saint George, Basseterre, to take down the Church of the said Parish, and to build a new church in a convenient situation within the Churchyard of the said Parish of Saint George, Basseterre.  No. 720
ST CHRISTOPHER An Act to authorize the appointment of Commissioners - and to empower them to construct a New Church in the Parish of Saint George, Basseterre, capable of accomodating One Thousand Fice Hundred Persons, for said purposes to grant the sum of Three Thousand Six Hundred and Fifty Five pounds, and to repeal an act intituled inAn Act to authorize the Vestry of the Parish of Saint George, Basseterre, to take down the Church of the said Parish, and to build a new church in a convenient situation within the Churchyard of the said Parish of Saint George, Basseterre. No. 720

St Christopher (1855)
2 large pp. Overall toning. 8 x 12½in
A rare locally printed Act of Parliament.
£50.00


ST CHRISTOPHER An Act to provide Summary Redress in cases of Minor Trespasses. - No 721
ST CHRISTOPHER An Act to provide Summary Redress in cases of Minor Trespasses. - No 721

St Christopher (1855)
2 large pp. Overall toning. 8 x 12½in
A rare locally printed Act of Parliament.
£50.00


ST CHRISTOPHER An Act further to encourage the immigratlon of Agricultural labourers. - No 732
ST CHRISTOPHER An Act further to encourage the immigratlon of Agricultural labourers. - No 732

St Christopher (1856)
1 large pp. Overall toning. 8 x 12½in
A rare locally printed Act of Parliament. Adding Cape Verde Islands to the places from which immigrants may be obtained.
£60.00


McQUADE J. The cruise of the Montauk - to Bermuda, the West Indies and Florida.
McQUADE J. The cruise of the Montauk - to Bermuda, the West Indies and Florida.
McQUADE J. The cruise of the Montauk - to Bermuda, the West Indies and Florida.

Thomas R. Know & Co., New York (1885)
xv + 441pp + engraved plates. Tone spotting to frontispiece otherwise very clean in original pictorial cloth, front hinge shaken.
Description of cruise calling at Bermuda, St Kitts, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, Trinidad, Curacao, Jamaica and Cuba, illustrated with attractive wood engravings.
£90.00


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

New York (1890)
xiii + 301 large pp + plates + publisher's ads. Slightly shaken in original maroon 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


OLIVER V.L. The monumental inscriptions of the British West Indies.
OLIVER V.L. The monumental inscriptions of the British West Indies.
OLIVER V.L. The monumental inscriptions of the British West Indies.

Dorchester (1927)
267 large pp. 1st ed., fine in original cloth.
Record of inscriptions on headstones found in graveyards of Antigua, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago and Br Guiana plus military graveyards throughout all the islands. An important work.
£120.00


OLIVER V.L. The registers of St Thomas, Middle Island, St Kitts. - Baptisms 1729 to 1814, marriages 1729 to 1832, burials 1729 to 1802.
OLIVER V.L. The registers of St Thomas, Middle Island, St Kitts. - Baptisms 1729 to 1814, marriages 1729 to 1832, burials 1729 to 1802.
OLIVER V.L. The registers of St Thomas, Middle Island, St Kitts. - Baptisms 1729 to 1814, marriages 1729 to 1832, burials 1729 to 1802.

Mitchell Hughes & Clarke (1915)
64 large pp. 1st ltd. ed. of 200 copies. Fine in original red cloth.
Supplement to Caribbeana, Vol. IV.
£275.00


CAINES C. Letters on the cultivation of the Otaheite Cane; - the manufacture of sugar and rum;  the saving of melasses;  the care and preservation of stock;  with the attention and anxiety which is due to negroes.  To these topics are added , a few other particulars analogous to the subject of the letters;  and also a speech on the slave trade, the most important feature in West Indian cultivation.
CAINES C. Letters on the cultivation of the Otaheite Cane; - the manufacture of sugar and rum;  the saving of melasses;  the care and preservation of stock;  with the attention and anxiety which is due to negroes.  To these topics are added , a few other particulars analogous to the subject of the letters;  and also a speech on the slave trade, the most important feature in West Indian cultivation.
CAINES C. Letters on the cultivation of the Otaheite Cane; - the manufacture of sugar and rum; the saving of melasses; the care and preservation of stock; with the attention and anxiety which is due to negroes. To these topics are added , a few other particulars analogous to the subject of the letters; and also a speech on the slave trade, the most important feature in West Indian cultivation.

London (1801)
xv + 301pp + folding table. 1st ed., fine in full calf, rebacked and with later spine and end papers.
The author was a well known planter in St Kitts and gives a detailed account of sugar estate management. In a speech delivered before the General Assembly of the Leeward Islands in March 1798, and here published, he urges the immediate abolition of the slave trade on the grounds that the planters would profit by the cessation of importations of untrained and unruly Africans.
£900.00


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WEST INDIES West Indian civil censorship devices in World War II. Roses Caribbean handbook no. 2 1977 102 large pp, 1st ed., fine in card covers. Ltd. ed. of 250.
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LOPEZ Don Juan Carta de la isla de San Christoval Madrid 1780 16 x 15" Engraved chart with hand coloured outline. Clean and attractive. MCS 48 A scarce and sought after map showing good detail of towns and forts.
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1902 photograph of St Kitts from the sea attached to back of Leewards 1d postal stationery card, fine unused. Unusual.
£75

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1903 St Kitts Nevis vals. to 2/6d plus 1920-2 vals to 2d, all with Nevis postmarks. Mostly fine used. Cat over £100 (15)
£25

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