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Below is a list of my stock of old secondhand and antiquarian books on the Virgin Islands comprising Tortola and the U.S. Virgin Islands of St Croix, St John and St Thomas for sale.

Much has been written on the former Danish West Indies, now the U.S. Virgin Islands but very little has been written on the British Virgin Islands.  


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PHILLIPS Thomas A Journal of a Voyage made in the Hanibal of London, Ann. 1693, 1694, from England to Cape Monseradoe, in Africa, and thence along the coast of Guiney to Whidaw, the Island of St Thomas, and so forward to Barbadoes. - With a cursory account of the country, the people, their manners, forts, trade, &c.
PHILLIPS Thomas A Journal of a Voyage made in the Hanibal of London, Ann. 1693, 1694, from England to Cape Monseradoe, in Africa, and thence along the coast of Guiney to Whidaw, the Island of St Thomas, and so forward to Barbadoes. - With a cursory account of the country, the people, their manners, forts, trade, &c.
PHILLIPS Thomas A Journal of a Voyage made in the Hanibal of London, Ann. 1693, 1694, from England to Cape Monseradoe, in Africa, and thence along the coast of Guiney to Whidaw, the Island of St Thomas, and so forward to Barbadoes. - With a cursory account of the country, the people, their manners, forts, trade, &c.

Extract from Churchill's Collected Voyages & Travels, London (1746)
69 large pp, 1st ed., folio. Fine in modern quarter calf with marbled boards.
Description of carrying slaves from Africa to the Caribbean with good description of St Thomas and a few observations on Barbados.
£175.00


BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS Proposals for constitutional advance: - Report by the constitutional commissioners, Sir Colville Deverell and Mr Harvey L. da Costa.
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS Proposals for constitutional advance: - Report by the constitutional commissioners, Sir Colville Deverell and Mr Harvey L. da Costa.

HMSO (1974)
26pp. Fine in paper covers.
£4.00


JADAN D. A guide to the natural history of St John.
JADAN D. A guide to the natural history of St John.

Virgin Islands Conservation Society (1971)
73 large pp. 1st ed., clean in stained card covers.
Well illustrated guide to the islands wildlife and flora.
£9.00


LEWISOHN F. Divers information on the romantic history of St Croix. - From the time of Columbus until today.
LEWISOHN F. Divers information on the romantic history of St Croix. - From the time of Columbus until today.

St Croix Landmarks Society (1964)
72pp. Reprint in card covers.
Well illustrated articles on the island's history.
£4.00


NEWMAN E.M. The Virgin Islands of the United States of America. - The Mentor No 161
NEWMAN E.M. The Virgin Islands of the United States of America. - The Mentor No 161

Mentor Assoc. (1918)
6pp + 6 loose sepia photo plates. 7 x 10in
Views of street scenes and formal lowering of the Danish flag.
£15.00


YORK N. Islands of beauty and bounty. - A historical profile of the Danish West Indies.
YORK N. Islands of beauty and bounty. - A historical profile of the Danish West Indies.

St Croix (1986)
46pp. 1st ed., signed by author on title page, clean in card covers.
£10.00


DE BOOY Theodore and FARIS John T. The Virgin Islands. - Our New Possessions and the British Islands.
DE BOOY Theodore and FARIS John T. The Virgin Islands. - Our New Possessions and the British Islands.

J.B. Lippincott Co (1918)
292pp + plates and maps. 1st ed., clean in original cloth.
Many photo plates.
£75.00


LARSEN Jens Virgin Islands Story. - A history of the Lutheran State Church, other churches, slavery, education, and culture in the Danish West Indies, now the Virgin Islands.
LARSEN Jens Virgin Islands Story. - A history of the Lutheran State Church, other churches, slavery, education, and culture in the Danish West Indies, now the Virgin Islands.
LARSEN Jens Virgin Islands Story. - A history of the Lutheran State Church, other churches, slavery, education, and culture in the Danish West Indies, now the Virgin Islands.

Muhlenberg Press (1950)
xii + 250pp + plates. 1st ed., clean in original cloth in very worn D/W.
£40.00


BALLOU Maturin M. Equatorial America. - Descriptive of a visit to St Thomas, Martinique, Barbadoes and the principal capitals of south america.
BALLOU Maturin M. Equatorial America. - Descriptive of a visit to St Thomas, Martinique, Barbadoes and the principal capitals of south america.

Houghton, Mifflin & Co (1892)
x + 371pp. 1st ed., clean in original cloth.
£40.00


PORY J. John Pory
PORY J. John Pory's lost description of Plymouth Colony in the earliest days of the Pilgrim Fathers. - Together with contemporary accounts of English Colonization elsewhere in New England and in the Bermudas. Edited with an introduction and notes by Champlin Burrage.

Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston & New York (1918)
xxiv + 65pp + folding plates. Ltd. ed., no. 135 of 365 copies. Very fine in original green cloth in worn slip case.
Includes folding facsimiles of Capt. John Smith's issue of Norwood's map as published in 1624 and also Norwood's map published in 1626.
£375.00


WEINSTEIN E.A. Cultural aspects of delusion. - A psychiatric study of the Virgin Islands.
WEINSTEIN E.A. Cultural aspects of delusion. - A psychiatric study of the Virgin Islands.

Free Press of Glencoe (1962)
215pp. 1st ed., fine in D/W.
£16.00


HENNINGSEN H. The Danish West Indies in old pictures.
HENNINGSEN H. The Danish West Indies in old pictures.

American-Danish Friendship Festival (1967)
1st ed., clean in card covers.
Old images of the islands, some taken from old postcards.
£30.00


TAYLOR C.E. Leaflets from the Danish West Indies: - descriptive of the social, political, and commercial condition of these islands.  With a sketch of the author and a biographical sketch written by PH Linet.
TAYLOR C.E. Leaflets from the Danish West Indies: - descriptive of the social, political, and commercial condition of these islands.  With a sketch of the author and a biographical sketch written by PH Linet.
TAYLOR C.E. Leaflets from the Danish West Indies: - descriptive of the social, political, and commercial condition of these islands. With a sketch of the author and a biographical sketch written by PH Linet.

Wm Dawson & Sons, London (1888)
ix + 228pp + coloured plate + tinted frontispiece and engraved plate of author + ads. 1st ed., some tone spotting otherwise clean in original slightly worn decorated blue cloth.
Historical notes on St Thomas and St John illustrated with many engraved views. Very scarce.
£550.00


THOMAS R.C. Letters from the Virgin Islands: - illustrating life and manners in the West Indies.
THOMAS R.C. Letters from the Virgin Islands: - illustrating life and manners in the West Indies.
THOMAS R.C. Letters from the Virgin Islands: - illustrating life and manners in the West Indies.

John Van Voorst, London (1843)
x + 286pp + map and publisher's catalogue. 1st ed., presentation copy from the publisher, 'To his respected friend William Yarrell, Esq. from John van Voorst' on half title. Fine in modern blue cloth.
Written anonymously by an English Colonial official and describing island life. Very scarce.
£575.00


ARBER E. and BRADLEY A.G. Travels and Works of Captain John Smith. - President of Virginia, and Admiral of New England 1580 - 1631
ARBER E. and BRADLEY A.G. Travels and Works of Captain John Smith. - President of Virginia, and Admiral of New England 1580 - 1631

Edinburgh: John Grant (1910)
2 vols. cxxxvi + 984pp + plates and folding maps. 1st ed., very fine in fine original maroon cloth.
Includes important section on Bermuda.
£120.00


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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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ST CROIX Kort over Dansk Vestindien. Udgivet af Foreningen. De danske Atlanterhavsoer. Association The Danish Atlantic Islands 1907 Folding coloured map backed on to card 12.5 x 7." Hand stamp of Danish West Indies police force at top left. Some damp staining. Very scarce.
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BOB A la procession de Westend (Antilles). Le Club St Agnes et le Club St Gerard Old U.S. Virgin Islands postcard, circa 1920, fine unused. Produced by Belgium church
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1899 British Virgin Islands registered cover to Nova Scotia with 4d franking tied by 'A91' obliterator. Sent via St Thomas with Danish West Indies registered h/s applied and St Thomas cds b/stamp. Fine.
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CURRER-BRIGGS N. English adventurers and Virginian Settlers. The co-ordinated use of seventeenth century British and American records by Genealogists. Phillimore 1969 3 vols. 837pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
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