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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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BOURNE Gloria The Settler
BOURNE Gloria The Settler's Handbook for the U.S. Virgin Islands

Douglas S. Burns Productions (1987)
114pp. 8th ed., clean in card covers.
£6.00


PARISER Harry S. The Adventure Guide to the Virgin Islands
PARISER Harry S. The Adventure Guide to the Virgin Islands

MPC Hunter (1989)
206pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
£4.00


VIRGIN ISLANDS The Virgin Islands. A description of the commercial value of the Danish West Indies
VIRGIN ISLANDS The Virgin Islands. A description of the commercial value of the Danish West Indies

National Bank of Commerce in New York (1917)
34pp + plates. Small library h/s on cover but without any other marks. Clean in card covers.
£15.00


JARVIS J. Antonio and MARTIN Rufus Virgin Islands Picture Book
JARVIS J. Antonio and MARTIN Rufus Virgin Islands Picture Book

Dorrance & Co (1948)
xi + 113pp + plates. 1st ed., fine in original cloth.
£30.00


HENNINGSEN Henning The Danish West Indies in old pictures.
HENNINGSEN Henning 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.
£22.00


DOWNING E.C. 50 Years - Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the transfer of the Virgin Islands from Denmark to the United States of America, March 31, 1967
DOWNING E.C. 50 Years - Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the transfer of the Virgin Islands from Denmark to the United States of America, March 31, 1967

St Thomas Friends of Denmark Society (1967)
72 large pp. 1st ed., fine in orange card covers.
Historical articles on different aspects of life in the Virgin Islands by various authors.
£8.00


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

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


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., a little tight foxing otherwise fine in original pictorial cloth.
Many photo plates.
£75.00


THOMAS Richard Caddy Letters from the Virgin Islands: - illustrating life and manners in the West Indies.
THOMAS Richard Caddy Letters from the Virgin Islands: - illustrating life and manners in the West Indies.
THOMAS Richard Caddy 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., fine in original blind stamped cloth with new spine and label retaining original end papers.
Written anonymously by an English Colonial official and describing island life. Very scarce.
£525.00


WENTWORTH Trelawney The West India Sketch book
WENTWORTH Trelawney The West India Sketch bookWENTWORTH Trelawney The West India Sketch book
WENTWORTH Trelawney The West India Sketch book

London: Printed for Whittaker & Co (1834)
2 vols. x + [2] + 324pp + vi + [2] + 391pp + two coloured engraved frontispieces + 10 plates. 1st ed., fine in later half green calf with new end papers. One map with small corner piece missing affecting margin only.
An animated account of a several years residence and much travel in the West Indies in the latter part of the 1820's. The author...visited Tortola, St Thomas, St Croix, St Kitts, Nevis, Antigua, Barbados, Montserrat, St Vincent and St Lucia... Presents delightful descriptions of the outward journey, of plantation sociey and industries, of island court procedure, shops, auctions, christmas celebrations and amateur theatricals, in a racy manner.' (Ragatz)
£1,200.00


LEWIS Gordon K. The Virgin Islands: A Caribbean Lilliput
LEWIS Gordon K. The Virgin Islands: A Caribbean Lilliput

Northwestern Uni Press (1972)
382pp. 1st ed., pen inscription on end paper and foxing to page edges otherwise clean in original cloth.
£20.00


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


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


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


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


Related items available in Philatelic Books
HIGGINS & GAGE World Postal Stationery Catalogue Classic Philatelics, California 1979 An almost complete set which I am offering by individual countries. Prices from 5 - 20 depending on number of pages. Always supplied with a photocopy of the preliminary pages of notes. Please advise which country you need.
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Related items available in Maps, Prints, Photographs Ephemera
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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Related items available in Old Picture Postcards
MAISON DANOISE St Thomas, V.I., seen from Government Hill Old St Thomas postcard, circa 1910, fine unused.
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Related items available in Stamps and Covers
1901 Virgin Islands 1d postal card (H/G5), used in 1902 to soldier in St Thomas with 'A91' obliterator and light TORTOLA cds plus fine ST THOMAS arrival mark. No message.
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Related items available in Miscellaneous books
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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