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There is a surprisingly rich resource of books on the West Indies.  Only a few books on the Caribbean are commonly found in bookshops but there are an enormous range of titles in existence.  There is a fine online bibliography of West Indies books, mostly sorted by author, compiled by Don Mitchell at http://books.ai

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JAMAICA Ministry of Education & Social Welfare Directory
JAMAICA Ministry of Education & Social Welfare Directory

Kingston (1953)
46pp. Clean in card covers.
£5.00


COTNER Janet A Motoring Guide to St Kitts
COTNER Janet A Motoring Guide to St Kitts

Heidelberg Press (1981)
42pp + 4pp insert. Fine in card covers.
£15.00


JAMAICA TOURIST ASSOCIATION Jamaica Official Guide
JAMAICA TOURIST ASSOCIATION Jamaica Official Guide

Kingston (1915)
ix + 97pp + errata slip tipped in dated October 1st 1915 + adverts. and folding map. 1st ed., fine in paper covers.
Includes large folding map of the island by Colin Liddell dated 1895.
£60.00


DICKSON Roy The Jamaica Directory of Personalities, 1981-82
DICKSON Roy The Jamaica Directory of Personalities, 1981-82

The Gleaner Co (1982)
386pp + folding map. 1st ed., fine in worn D/W.
£30.00


DUNCAN Rev. Peter A Narrative of the Wesleyan Mission to Jamaica  - With Occasional Remarks on the State of Society.
DUNCAN Rev. Peter A Narrative of the Wesleyan Mission to Jamaica  - With Occasional Remarks on the State of Society.
DUNCAN Rev. Peter A Narrative of the Wesleyan Mission to Jamaica - With Occasional Remarks on the State of Society.

London: Partridge and Oakey (1849)
xii + 399pp. 1st ed., a fine clean copy in original blind stamped cloth which has loss to top of spine. Uncut.
£150.00


GODET Theodore L. Bermuda:  its history, geology, climate, products, agriculture, commerce, and government, from the earliest period to the present time;  with hints to invalids.
GODET Theodore L. Bermuda:  its history, geology, climate, products, agriculture, commerce, and government, from the earliest period to the present time;  with hints to invalids.GODET Theodore L. Bermuda:  its history, geology, climate, products, agriculture, commerce, and government, from the earliest period to the present time;  with hints to invalids.GODET Theodore L. Bermuda:  its history, geology, climate, products, agriculture, commerce, and government, from the earliest period to the present time;  with hints to invalids.GODET Theodore L. Bermuda:  its history, geology, climate, products, agriculture, commerce, and government, from the earliest period to the present time;  with hints to invalids.
GODET Theodore L. Bermuda: its history, geology, climate, products, agriculture, commerce, and government, from the earliest period to the present time; with hints to invalids.

Smith, Elder & Co., London (1860)
xv + 271pp + 16pp publisher's catalogue at rear. 1st ed., contemporary m/s endorsement on title page and on a couple of internal pages otherwise clean in worn original blind stamped cloth, front and rear hinges loose.
Very scarce.
£225.00


BUSHELL John J. A little story about Bermuda. - Written for those who desire a brief and accurate narrative.
BUSHELL John J. A little story about Bermuda. - Written for those who desire a brief and accurate narrative.
BUSHELL John J. A little story about Bermuda. - Written for those who desire a brief and accurate narrative.

Bermuda Furnishing & Supply Co., Hamilton (1905 (circa))
50pp. 1st ed., clean in original worn card covers.
Guide book with 24pp of multi view colour illustrations.
£40.00


PIM Commander Bedford Special Number Of
PIM Commander Bedford Special Number Of 'The Popular Magazine Of Anthropology ' The Negro And Jamaica Read Before The Anthropological Society Of London, February 1, 1866.

Trubner & Co., London (1866)
vii + 72pp. 1st ed., a little contemporary ink underlining otherwise very clean in modern quarter calf.
Report of speech delivered in London following the 1865 Morant Bay Rebellion in support of Governor Eyre.
£125.00


METHODIST CHURCH For Ever Beginning. - Two Hundred Years of Methodism in the Western Area.
METHODIST CHURCH For Ever Beginning. - Two Hundred Years of Methodism in the Western Area.METHODIST CHURCH For Ever Beginning. - Two Hundred Years of Methodism in the Western Area.
METHODIST CHURCH For Ever Beginning. - Two Hundred Years of Methodism in the Western Area.

Literature Department of the Methodist Church (Jamaica District) (1960)
vi + 96pp. 1st ed., clean in worn D/W.
Well illustrated history with much on Jamaica and the Turks & Caicos Islands.
£50.00


CARTY Brenda Anguilla beyond the beaches
CARTY Brenda Anguilla beyond the beaches

North Ridge Publishing Co (1993)
29pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
History and guide to the island.
£8.00


LANDES, Gaston, Professeur au Lycée Saint-Pierre de la Martinique Colonies et Pays de Protectorats : Martinique
LANDES, Gaston, Professeur au Lycée Saint-Pierre de la Martinique Colonies et Pays de Protectorats : Martinique

PARIS, Imp. Alcan-Lévy - Exposition Universelle 1900, Les colonies françaises (1900)
149pp. 1st ed., clean in slightly worn pictorial card covers.
£60.00


PILGRIM John H. Snippets of St Lucia
PILGRIM John H. Snippets of St Lucia's History

The Standard, Castries, Saint Lucia (1960)
40pp. 1st ed., pages browned otherwise clean in card covers.
Very scarce.
£36.00


MITCHELL Carleton Islands to Windward: Cruising the Caribbees
MITCHELL Carleton Islands to Windward: Cruising the Caribbees

D. Van Nostrand Co (1955)
xvi + 295 large pp + plates. 2nd ed., clean in worn and faded original cloth.
Chapters on most of the islands.
£14.00


LYNN Bruce G. The Grenadines. Undiscovered Islands of the Caribbean.
LYNN Bruce G. The Grenadines. Undiscovered Islands of the Caribbean.

Dukane Press (1968)
Clean in worn D/W. Colour photos of island life.
£4.00


MARRYAT Joseph A Reply to the Arguments contained in various publications, recommending an equalization of the duties on East & West Indian Sugar.
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, disbound retaining half title.
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]
£75.00


BERMUDA Souvenir Album of Bermuda.
BERMUDA Souvenir Album of Bermuda.
BERMUDA Souvenir Album of Bermuda.

Wm. Weiss & Co (1911)
48 large pp. Light toning to first and last pages otherwise fine in original blue cloth.
Fine quality photo views of the islands.
£85.00


BERMUDA Glimpses of the Summer Isles
BERMUDA Glimpses of the Summer Isles
BERMUDA Glimpses of the Summer Isles

The Albertype Co., Brooklyn (1910 (circa))
Souvenir booklet containing 15pp of photographs by Louis Mowbray, Art Photographer, St George's. Fine condition in card covers.
£85.00


GRANTHAM F.W. Picturesque Bermuda
GRANTHAM F.W. Picturesque Bermuda
GRANTHAM F.W. Picturesque Bermuda

Charles J. Mitchell Co., Ltd, Canada (1910 (circa))
20 large pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
2pp of text and 18pp of photo views of the islands.
£60.00


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