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STEWART John A View of the Past and Present State of Jamaica; - with remarks on the moral and physical condition of slaves, and on the abolition of slavery in the colonies.
STEWART John A View of the Past and Present State of Jamaica; - with remarks on the moral and physical condition of slaves, and on the abolition of slavery in the colonies.
STEWART John A View of the Past and Present State of Jamaica; - with remarks on the moral and physical condition of slaves, and on the abolition of slavery in the colonies.

Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd (1823)
xiii + 363pp. 1st ed., browning to pages otherwise mostly clean in modern half calf.
The author holds that the planters have at times been unfairly accused but that their advocates have also been too prone to vindicate indiscriminately. Approves of abolition but is opposed to sudden emancipation. Supports the work of the sectarists and religious toleration. (Ragatz)
£375.00


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


WHITELEY Henry Verbatim Reprint of a Pamphlet, published by Messrs Hatchard and Son entitled, Three Months in Jamaica, in 1832: - comprising a residence of seven weeks on a sugar plantation.
WHITELEY Henry Verbatim Reprint of a Pamphlet, published by Messrs Hatchard and Son entitled, Three Months in Jamaica, in 1832: - comprising a residence of seven weeks on a sugar plantation.

J. Hatchard & Son, London (1833)
24pp, pamphlet in old cloth binding, crudely repaired. Contents clean.
Anti slavery pamphlet with detail of slave punishments and maltreatment.
£60.00


STEDMAN Cap. J.G. Narrative of a five years
STEDMAN Cap. J.G. Narrative of a five yearsSTEDMAN Cap. J.G. Narrative of a five yearsSTEDMAN Cap. J.G. Narrative of a five years
STEDMAN Cap. J.G. Narrative of a five years' expedition against the revolted negroes of Surinam - in Guiana on the wild coast of South America from the years 1772 to 1777. Elucidating the history of that country and describing its productions..

London (1806)
2 vols. 4to, 2 engraved titles both with handcoloured vignettes of ships at sea and 81 coloured engravings including 3 plates engraved by William Blake. 2nd ed., large paper copy. Very fine in contemporary tree calf, rebacked with old backs laid down, red and black letter pieces.
(Watermarks on paper: text 1796, plates, 1794, J. Whatman paper). The Large Paper copy of which only a few were printed was published coloured at 5.5s as opposed to the plain issue on ordinary paper at 3.3s. Abbey 719, Sabin 91075
£14,000.00


RICHARD Henry Memoirs of Joseph Sturge.
RICHARD Henry Memoirs of Joseph Sturge.
RICHARD Henry Memoirs of Joseph Sturge.

London: S.W. Partridge (1864)
xix + 622pp + frontispiece with tipped in sepia photo. 1st ed., clean in original full calf, with new spine.
Biography of the missionary with much on his time in the West Indies including a chapter on his opposition to the apprentice system.
£195.00


ANON The Jamaica Movement, For Promoting the Enforcement of the Slave-Trade Treaties, - and The Suppression of the Slave-Trade; with Statements of Fact, Convention, and Law: Prepared at the Request of The Kingston Committee.
ANON The Jamaica Movement, For Promoting the Enforcement of the Slave-Trade Treaties, - and The Suppression of the Slave-Trade; with Statements of Fact, Convention, and Law: Prepared at the Request of The Kingston Committee.
ANON The Jamaica Movement, For Promoting the Enforcement of the Slave-Trade Treaties, - and The Suppression of the Slave-Trade; with Statements of Fact, Convention, and Law: Prepared at the Request of The Kingston Committee.

London: Charles Gilpin (1850)
430pp. 1st ed., lacking front end paper otherwise very fine in original blind stamped cloth, spine faded.
£295.00


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, preparatory to an appeal about to be made by the author, to the Commons of Great Britain, seeking redress for grievances of a most serious tendency, commited upon him, under the administration of his Excellency, the Marquis of Sligo, the late governor, and Sir Joshua Rowe, the present lord chief justice of the island of Jamaica, with an exposure of the present system of Jama

London: Printed by J.C. Chappell (1837)
xii + 282pp + folding genealogical table + vii. 1st ed., clean in original silk covered boards. End papers damaged and last page of text with loss of some margin.
Attacks the state of justice and treatment of the freed slaves in Jamaica from 1834-36. The work contains details of numerous trials and inquests relating to miscarriages of justice, including documentation of severe flogging of freed slaves. Cundall 59.
£275.00


ANON The Case of the Free-Labour British Colonies: Submitted to the British Legislature and British Nation for an Impartial Re-Hearing
ANON The Case of the Free-Labour British Colonies: Submitted to the British Legislature and British Nation for an Impartial Re-Hearing

London: James Madden (1852)
xvi + 155pp. 1st ed., fine in original card covers with modern spine.
Mostly on British Guiana and Jamaica. Very scarce.
£195.00


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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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