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|LOWE Joseph An Inquiry Into the State of the British West Indies |
London: Printed for C. and R. Baldwin (1808)
4th ed., xix + 176pp. Fine in modern quarter calf with marbled boards.
Considers the value of the West Indies to Great Britain especially the sugar trade.
|ANON A Statement of the Claims of the West India Colonies to a Protecting Duty Against East India Sugar.|
Whitmore and Fenn, London (1823)
iv + 120pp. 1st ed., fine in modern half calf.
The West India colonists were possessed of vested rights like other British subjects, that they were entitled to the same restrictive duties on foreign produce that British agriculturists and manufacturers at home enjoyed, that the advantages accruing to the mother country from her relations with the West Indies were greater than those arising from her having trading posts in the East and that it would be inexpedient to hazard the prosperity of the former in the speculative hope of uncertain and distant advantages which might be obtained from the latter. The belief that an equalization of East and West India sugar duies would lower the cost to consumers in Great Britain and would at the same time increase the export of British manufactures to India was neither justified by the experience of the past nor reasonable expectations of the future. (Ragatz)
|CLARKE Simon H. Some Considerations on the present distressed state of the British West India Colonies, their claims on the Government for relief, and the advantage to the nation of supporting them, particularly against the competition of East India Sugar. - By a West Indian.|
London: Printed for C. & J. Rivington (1823)
63pp. 1st ed., fine in modern half calf.
|MARRYAT Joseph A Reply to the Arguments contained in various publications, recommending an equalization of the duties on East & West Indian Sugar.|
London : Printed for J.M. Richardson (1823)
111pp. 1st ed., fine in modern half calf. Bookplate of Aaron J. Matalon.
Marryat was the founder of a large commercial house with interests in the trade of Trinidad. 'Opposes equalization and attempts to prove that East India sugar was a slave, not a free-grown, product. Presents arguments on both sides very fully.' [Ragatz p.308]
|ANON On protection to West-India sugar. - Second Edition, corrected and enlarged, and containing an answer to a pamphlet entitled 'A Reply,' & & by Joseph Marryat.|
London : Printed for J.M. Richardson (1823)
159pp. Fine apart from title page which has been repaired with tissue and suffered some loss, in modern half calf. Bookplate of Aaron J. Matalon.
Marryat was the founder of a large commercial house with interests in the trade of Trinidad. Rare.
|BECKFORD William A Descriptive Account of the Island of Jamaica: - with remarks upon the cultivation of the sugar cane, throughout the different seasons of the year, and chiefly considered in a picturesque point of view; also Observations and Reflections upon what would probably be the consequences of an Abolition of the Slave Trade, and of the Emancipation of the Slaves.|
London: Printed for T. and J. Egerton (1790)
2 vols. 8vo. lx + 404 + 405pp. 1st ed., very fine in modern quarter calf with marbled boards.
Written while in Fleet Prison while incarcerated for debt following heavy losses in the hurricane of 1780. The author was sympathetic to the negroes and urged amelioration but opposed abolition and emancipation.
|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.
|JAMAICA Copies or Extracts of further communications... relative to the agricultural state of that Colony.|
17 large pp. 1st ed., clean in paper covers.
Includes reports from estates on the new labour system and summary on the effects of the change on each of the estates in St Thomas in the East parish.
|JAMAICA Copy of memorial ...by planters, merchants and others interested in Jamaica.|
5 large pp. 1st ed., clean in paper covers.
Complaints following emancipation at difficulties of procuring labour for the plantations. The planters claiming that much of the problem was caused by bad council given by stipendairy magistrates and Baptist missionaries.
|MACDONNELL A. Colonial Commerce; - comprising an inquiry into the principles upon which discriminating duties should be levied on sugar, the growth respectively of the West India Possessions, of the East Indies, and of foreign countries.|
John Murray, London (1828)
xix + 302pp + 16pp publisher's catalogue. 1st ed., very fine in original grey boards retaining original paper label.
An important early work on sugar.
|SUTTON P. Dual legacies in the contemporary Caribbean: continuing aspects of British and French Dominion.|
Frank Cass (1986)
x + 266pp. 1st ed., fine in D/W.
Effects of colonial rule on the Caribbean islands. Essays by various authors with much on the sugar economy.
|HARRISON Michelle King Sugar. - Jamaica, the Caribbean and the World Sugar Economy.|
Latin American Bureau (2001)
168pp. Paperback. Very fine.
|DAVIES J.G. The principles of cane sugar manufacture. - (Together with a description of the machinery)|
Norman Rodger, London (1938)
144pp + plates and ads. 1st ed., fine in original grey cloth.
Illustrated guide with interesting adverts for sugar machinery.
|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.|
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.
|ROUGHLEY T. The Jamaica Planter's Guide; - or, a system for planting and managing a sugar estate, or other plantations in that island, and throughout the British West Indies in general. Illustrated with interesting anecdotes.|
London: printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown (1823)
8vo, x + 420pp + 4pp adverts., half title. 1st ed., very fine in original boards and retaining original paper label, rebacked.
A very important work giving one of the best early accounts of sugar culture. Much on treatment of slaves. Very scarce.
|CHEMIN DUPONTES P. Les Petites Antilles - etude sur leur evolution economique.|
viii + 362pp + map. 1st ed., minor toning but mostly clean, loose in original paper covers.
Economic history of the West Indies with much on the sugar trade and discussion of the then current economic crisis in the islands.
|ANON Motor Fuel from Molasses.|
Walter E. Lummus Co., Boston, U.S.A. (1924)
62pp + publisher's ad. 1st ed., University of London bookplate on inside cover but with only two small handstamps also on inside cover. Fine in pictorial boards.
The company had an agent in Cuba. Very scarce.
|BADLEY G. Barbados. The Sugar Story|
Herbert Publishing (2008)
109 large pp. 1st ed., new in pictorial card covers.
History of Barbados from the perspective of the island's sugar industry. Profusely illustrated with reproductions of early drawings and picture postcards.