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

There are a huge number of books written on Cuba, mostly on the period after 1953.  Books on Cuba from the nineteenth century are not so easy to come by.

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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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


QUISENBERRY Anderson C. Lopez
QUISENBERRY Anderson C. Lopez's Expeditions to Cuba 1850-1851.

Filson Club publication no. 21, Louisville (1906)
172 large pp + 12 plates. 1st ed., very fine in original card covers.
£40.00


JOHNSON Buzz Antonio Maceo. Man of action, Statesman and Revolutionary. - A tribute to the Bonze Titan, Cuban Revolutionary.
JOHNSON Buzz Antonio Maceo. Man of action, Statesman and Revolutionary. - A tribute to the Bonze Titan, Cuban Revolutionary.

CSC Publication (n.d.)
56pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
£15.00


HILL Robert T. Cuba and Porto Rico, with the Other Islands of the West Indies
HILL Robert T. Cuba and Porto Rico, with the Other Islands of the West Indies

London, T. Fisher Unwin (1898)
xix + 429pp + plates + coloured map. 1st U.K. ed., clean in slightly worn pictorial cloth.
£40.00


O
O'KELLY James J. The Mambi-Land or adventures of a Herald Correspondent in Cuba.

Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co (1874)
359pp + engraved frontispiece. 1st ed., minor foxing to end papers otherwise clean in worn original decorated cloth, spine freyed at top and tail.
£150.00


DANA Richard Henry To Cuba and back. - A vacation voyage.
DANA Richard Henry To Cuba and back. - A vacation voyage.

London (1859)
xii + 256pp + 24pp September 1859 publisher's catalogue. 1st ed., couple of small 'Institute of Commonwealth Studies' otherwise clean in worn original blue cloth.
Describes the author's impressions of the island. A classic work.
£40.00


GALLENGA A. The Pearl of the Antilles.
GALLENGA A. The Pearl of the Antilles.
GALLENGA A. The Pearl of the Antilles.

London: Chapman and Hall (1873)
202pp. 1st ed., foxing to title page otherwise clean in original maroon cloth, binding cracked but pages not loose.
Description of Cuba.
£95.00


PEREZ Louis A. and SCOTT Rebecca J. The Archives of Cuba/Los Archivos De Cuba.
PEREZ Louis A. and SCOTT Rebecca J. The Archives of Cuba/Los Archivos De Cuba.

University of Pittsburgh Press (2003)
xvi + 217pp. 1st ed., new in cloth boards.
£27.00


CHILCOTE Ronald H. and LUTJENS Sheryl Cuba, 1953-1978: A Bibliographic Guide to the Literature
CHILCOTE Ronald H. and LUTJENS Sheryl Cuba, 1953-1978: A Bibliographic Guide to the Literature

Kraus International Publications (1986)
2 vols. 1387pp. est ed., very fine in fine original blue cloth.
£125.00


S.S. SPENCER Havana Price Current - Vol. 57, No 64.
S.S. SPENCER Havana Price Current - Vol. 57, No 64.

Havana (1875)
2pp. Locally printed. Clean. 9 x 11"
£15.00


HUMBOLDT A. The Island of Cuba, - translated from the Spanish with notes and preliminary essay by J.S. Thrasher.
HUMBOLDT A. The Island of Cuba, - translated from the Spanish with notes and preliminary essay by J.S. Thrasher.

Derby & Jackson, New York (1856)
397pp + folding map + publisher's catalogue. Fine in worn original pink cloth, frayed at top of spine.
£175.00


JAY W.M.L. My winter in Cuba.
JAY W.M.L. My winter in Cuba.

E.P. Dutton & Co., New York (1871)
vi + 296pp + adverts. 1st ed., clean in original green decorated cloth. Octavo.
Description of the domestic side of Cuban life as seen by the author.
£120.00


KIMBALL R.B. Cuba and the Cubans; - comprising a history of the island of Cuba, its present social, political and domestic condition;  also its relation to England and the United States.
KIMBALL R.B. Cuba and the Cubans; - comprising a history of the island of Cuba, its present social, political and domestic condition;  also its relation to England and the United States.
KIMBALL R.B. Cuba and the Cubans; - comprising a history of the island of Cuba, its present social, political and domestic condition; also its relation to England and the United States.

New York (1850)
255pp + map + publisher's catalogue. 1st ed., minor tone spotting to title page and map and light browning throughout. Some pencil marks in margins. Original worn green blindstamped cloth.
£225.00


MACKIE J.M. From Cape Cod to Dixie and the Tropics.
MACKIE J.M. From Cape Cod to Dixie and the Tropics.

New York (1864)
422pp. 1st ed., lightly browned throughout otherwise clean in worn original cloth.
Includes chapters on the Bahamas, Bermuda and Cuba.
£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


TURNBULL D. Travels in the West. - Cuba with notices on Porto Rico, and the Slave Trade.
TURNBULL D. Travels in the West. - Cuba with notices on Porto Rico, and the Slave Trade.

Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans (1840)
xvi + 574pp + publisher's catalogue + frontispiece map. 1st ed., title page and frontispiece browned and small biro marks on title page otherwise very clean in modern quarter calf with new end papers.
Key work on Cuba and the slave trade especially in relation to America, produced by the British Consul at Havana.
£190.00


UNDERHILL E.B. The West Indies: - Their Social and Religious Condition.
UNDERHILL E.B. The West Indies: - Their Social and Religious Condition.
UNDERHILL E.B. The West Indies: - Their Social and Religious Condition.

Jackson, Walford and Hodder (1862)
x + 493pp. 1st ed., lacking front end papers and prelim., title page with tone spots, in worn original green pictorial cloth, corners bumped.
Sections on Bahamas, Cuba, Trinidad, Haiti and Jamaica. The tour described in the book was undertaken at the request of the Treasurer and Committee of the Baptist Missionary Society following emancipation.
£75.00


VALDES N.P. and LIEUWEN E. The Cuban revolution. - A research study guide (1959-1969).
VALDES N.P. and LIEUWEN E. The Cuban revolution. - A research study guide (1959-1969).

Uni. of New Mexico (1971)
230pp. 1st ed., fine in D/W.
Bibliography of 4000 works arranged thematically.
£15.00


STEELE J.W. Cuban sketches.
STEELE J.W. Cuban sketches.

G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York (1881)
220pp + publisher's ads. 1st ed., clean in modern red cloth binding.
Good description of life on the island.
£65.00


RECKFORD B. Does Fidel eat more than your father? - Cuban Opinion.
RECKFORD B. Does Fidel eat more than your father? - Cuban Opinion.

Andre Deutsch (1971)
191pp. 1st ed., clean in D/W.
A Jamaican playwright investigates Cuba.
£7.00


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