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SCHLOSS Rebecca Hartkopf Sweet liberty: the final days of slavery in Martinique
SCHLOSS Rebecca Hartkopf Sweet liberty: the final days of slavery in Martinique

Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press (2009)
300pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
£15.00


MOITT Bernard Women and Slavery in the French Antilles, 1635-1848
MOITT Bernard Women and Slavery in the French Antilles, 1635-1848

Indiana University Press (2001)
217pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
£14.00


BECKLES Dr Hilary and SHEPHERD Verene Caribbean Slave Society and Economy - A Student Reader
BECKLES Dr Hilary and SHEPHERD Verene Caribbean Slave Society and Economy - A Student Reader

The New Press , New York (1991)
x + 480pp. Fine in fine D/W.
£12.00


BUSH Barbara Slave Women in Caribbean Society, 1650-1838
BUSH Barbara Slave Women in Caribbean Society, 1650-1838

James Currey (1990)
xiii + 190pp. Fine in card covers.
£10.00


HIGMAN B.W. Slave populations of the British Caribbean 1807-1834.
HIGMAN B.W. Slave populations of the British Caribbean 1807-1834.

John Hopkins Uni. Press (1995)
xxxiii + 781pp. Clean in creased card covers.
Academic study.
£8.00


HOARE Prince Memoirs of Granville Sharp, Esq.: Composed from his Own Manuscripts, and Other Authentic Documents in the Possession of his Family and of the African Institution
HOARE Prince Memoirs of Granville Sharp, Esq.: Composed from his Own Manuscripts, and Other Authentic Documents in the Possession of his Family and of the African Institution
HOARE Prince Memoirs of Granville Sharp, Esq.: Composed from his Own Manuscripts, and Other Authentic Documents in the Possession of his Family and of the African Institution

London: Printed for Henry Colburn and Co (1820)
xxxii + 524pp + xxxiii. 1st ed., fine in original half calf, front board detached and marbled boards with some loss.
Granville Sharp (1735-1813) was a British campaigner for the abolition of the slave trade. He founded the St George's Bay Company, a forerunner of the Sierra Leone Company to settle black people there.
£750.00


COLERIDGE Rev. W.H. Charges delivered to the Clergy of the Diocese of Barbados and the Leeward Islands; - together with prayers on certain public occasions;  and addresses to candidates for Holy Orders:  to young persons offering themselves for confirmation within that Diocese:  and at the consecration of a chapel and burial ground in the city of Caracas.
COLERIDGE Rev. W.H. Charges delivered to the Clergy of the Diocese of Barbados and the Leeward Islands; - together with prayers on certain public occasions;  and addresses to candidates for Holy Orders:  to young persons offering themselves for confirmation within that Diocese:  and at the consecration of a chapel and burial ground in the city of Caracas.
COLERIDGE Rev. W.H. Charges delivered to the Clergy of the Diocese of Barbados and the Leeward Islands; - together with prayers on certain public occasions; and addresses to candidates for Holy Orders: to young persons offering themselves for confirmation within that Diocese: and at the consecration of a chapel and burial ground in the city of Caracas.

London (1835)
x + 324pp + 44pp + 4 hand coloured folding maps. 1st ed., clean in original worn and faded cloth with original paper label.
Includes chapters on Antigua and British Guiana with maps of each. A scarce work with details of the final abolition of slavery. The author was uncle of H.N. Coleridge.
£250.00


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


COLERIDGE Rev. W.H. Charges delivered to the Clergy of the Diocese of Barbados and the Leeward Islands; - together with prayers on certain public occasions;  and addresses to candidates for Holy Orders:  to young persons offering themselves for confirmation within that Diocese:  and at the consecration of a chapel and burial ground in the city of Caracas.
COLERIDGE Rev. W.H. Charges delivered to the Clergy of the Diocese of Barbados and the Leeward Islands; - together with prayers on certain public occasions;  and addresses to candidates for Holy Orders:  to young persons offering themselves for confirmation within that Diocese:  and at the consecration of a chapel and burial ground in the city of Caracas.COLERIDGE Rev. W.H. Charges delivered to the Clergy of the Diocese of Barbados and the Leeward Islands; - together with prayers on certain public occasions;  and addresses to candidates for Holy Orders:  to young persons offering themselves for confirmation within that Diocese:  and at the consecration of a chapel and burial ground in the city of Caracas.
COLERIDGE Rev. W.H. Charges delivered to the Clergy of the Diocese of Barbados and the Leeward Islands; - together with prayers on certain public occasions; and addresses to candidates for Holy Orders: to young persons offering themselves for confirmation within that Diocese: and at the consecration of a chapel and burial ground in the city of Caracas.

London (1835)
x + 324pp + 44pp + 4 hand coloured folding maps. 1st ed., fine in original cloth with later paper label.
Includes chapters on Antigua and British Guiana with maps of each. A rare work with details of the final abolition of slavery. The author was uncle of H.N. Coleridge.
£280.00


STURGE Joseph and HARVEY Thomas The West Indies in 1837; - being the journal of a visit to Antigua, Montserrat, Dominica, St Lucia, Barbadoes, and Jamaica; undertaken for the purpose of ascertaining the actual condition of the negro population of those islands.
STURGE Joseph and HARVEY Thomas The West Indies in 1837; - being the journal of a visit to Antigua, Montserrat, Dominica, St Lucia, Barbadoes, and Jamaica; undertaken for the purpose of ascertaining the actual condition of the negro population of those islands.
STURGE Joseph and HARVEY Thomas The West Indies in 1837; - being the journal of a visit to Antigua, Montserrat, Dominica, St Lucia, Barbadoes, and Jamaica; undertaken for the purpose of ascertaining the actual condition of the negro population of those islands.

London (1838)
ix + 476pp + two folding maps. 1st ed., a clean copy rebound in modern cloth
An important work on slavery.
£175.00


HINTON John Howard Memoir of William Knibb, Missionary in Jamaica
HINTON John Howard Memoir of William Knibb, Missionary in Jamaica
HINTON John Howard Memoir of William Knibb, Missionary in Jamaica

Houlston and Stoneman, London (1847)
x + 562pp + 6pp Publisher's catalogue and engraved portrait frontispiece. 1st ed., fine in old half calf.
Wiliam Knibb was a Baptist missionary in Jamaica from 1823.
£300.00


CROPPER James Relief for West-Indian distress: shewing the inefficiency of protecting duties on East-India sugar, and pointing out other modes of certain relief.
CROPPER James Relief for West-Indian distress: shewing the inefficiency of protecting duties on East-India sugar, and pointing out other modes of certain relief.CROPPER James Relief for West-Indian distress: shewing the inefficiency of protecting duties on East-India sugar, and pointing out other modes of certain relief.
CROPPER James Relief for West-Indian distress: shewing the inefficiency of protecting duties on East-India sugar, and pointing out other modes of certain relief.

London (1823)
36pp. 1st ed., fine in later full calf with marbled end papers. Bookplate of Aaron J. Matalon.
£120.00


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.
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]
£125.00


ANON On protection to West-India sugar. - Second Edition, corrected and enlarged, and containing an answer to a pamphlet entitled
ANON On protection to West-India sugar. - Second Edition, corrected and enlarged, and containing an answer to a pamphlet entitled
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.
£175.00


CARIBNET Journal of the Caribbean Studies International Network. - Issue 1
CARIBNET Journal of the Caribbean Studies International Network. - Issue 1

University of London (1998)
118 large pp. Fine in card covers.
Includes article on 'Resistance against slave labour: forced migration, maroon society and the struggle in the Caribbean by W. Heilbron.
£15.00


SLAVERY Brief remarks on the Slave Registry Bill; - and upon a special report of the African Institution, recommending that measure.
SLAVERY Brief remarks on the Slave Registry Bill; - and upon a special report of the African Institution, recommending that measure.
SLAVERY Brief remarks on the Slave Registry Bill; - and upon a special report of the African Institution, recommending that measure.

London (1816)
67pp + table. 1st ed., in later quarter cloth with marbled boards. Fine.
'Denies the central Government's right to regulate the colonies' internal affairs. Denies that illegal importations of slaves had been taking place. Holds that the island slave laws were salutary and were faithfully carried out.' (Ragatz)
£120.00


MONTGOMERY James The West Indies and other poems.
MONTGOMERY James The West Indies and other poems.

London (1814)
160pp. 4th ed., fine in original decorated full calf. A very fine copy.
Long poem written in honour of the abolition of the African slave trade by the British Legislature in 1807.
£50.00


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.
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.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.
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.
£1,200.00


STERNE Henry Statement of Facts, Submitted to the Right Hon.Lord Glenelg, His Majesty
STERNE Henry Statement of Facts, Submitted to the Right Hon.Lord Glenelg, His Majesty
STERNE Henry Statement of Facts, Submitted to the Right Hon.Lord Glenelg, His Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies...with an Exposure of the Present System of Jamaica Apprenticeship

London: Printed by J.C. Chappell (1837)
xii + 282pp + vii + folding genealogical table. 1st ed., foxing to title page and first few pages otherwise clean in original boards (detached)
Describes injustices to former slaves under the Apprenticeship system.
£160.00


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1835 (1 Aug) St Vincent EL to London with boxed step type SHIP LETTER DOVER and London ds. Rated 1/4d. 3pp letter from Mr McFee (at Cane Garden) to T.A. Curtis in London concerning the sugar estate, 'a very short crop indeed but one of the best from the Island in proportion to our strength, 165 apprentices' and 'The Colonial Office sent out instructions by the last Packet but only requiring more time to be given to the apprentices. Our Legislature granted them 19 more working days in all 134 days a year. I fear the term of apprenticeship will soon be done away with altogether and perhaps the sooner the better for the proprietors.
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CONNEAU Capt. Theophilus A Slaver's Log Book: Or, 20 Years' Residence in Africa. Robert Hale Ltd 1977 370pp. 1st U.K. ed., very fine in fine D/W.
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