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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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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


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


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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RINGSTROM S. and TESTER H.E. The Private Ship Letter Stamps of the World. Part 1. The Caribbean. Trelleborg 1976 166 large pp + 8pp priced catalogue. 1st ed., fine in D/W. Includes tipped in facsimile reprint sheets of the La Guiara locals. Well illustrated study of these issues. Includes chapters on the St Thomas - La Guaira _ Puerto Cabello issues, Hamburg American Packet Co, Trinidad Lady McLeod and St Lucia Steamship Co.
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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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LIGHTBOURN'S SERIES A Main Street, View, St Thomas, D.W.I. Old St Thomas postcard, circa 1908, fine condition.
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1929 (25 Sep) First flight cover Trinidad - St Thomas, Virgin Islands per Pan Am with St Thomas b/stamp. Fine. 159 flown. Ex Wike.
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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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