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Below is a list of my stock of old secondhand and antiquarian books on Jamaica for sale.

A large library of books on Jamaica can be formed.  The bibliography of books on Jamaica by Frank Cundall is worth acquiring and fortunately a reprint has been published.  This book is not in stock at the moment though.

Postage and packing is extra but costs are kept to a minimum.  On overseas orders I can offer cheap shipping per airmail M Bag service where total weight is over 1.5kg (3lbs) Cost will be advised after you have submitted your order and before payment is taken.


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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


TROLLOPE Anthony The West Indies and the Spanish Main.
TROLLOPE Anthony The West Indies and the Spanish Main.
TROLLOPE Anthony The West Indies and the Spanish Main.

Chapman & Hall, London (1860)
iv + 371pp + folding map. 4th ed., clean in worn original blind stamped cloth.
Written by the author while on Post Office business in the West Indies to re-organise the Colonial Post Offices and to undertake postal treaties with the Spanish colonies. Much on Jamaica also chapters on Barbados, Bermuda, Cuba, Trinidad and St Thomas.
£120.00


GREY Earl The Colonial Policy of Lord John Russell
GREY Earl The Colonial Policy of Lord John Russell
GREY Earl The Colonial Policy of Lord John Russell's Administration.

Richard Bentley, London (1853)
2 vols. xxvii + 447pp + xii + 508pp. 2nd revised and enlarged ed., clean in modern half calf with marbled boards and new end papers. Faint library h/s on title pages only.
Good sections on Guiana, Jamaica, St Lucia and Trinidad and sections on other countries within the Commonwealth.
£200.00


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


PULLEN BURY B. Jamaica as it is , 1903.
PULLEN BURY B. Jamaica as it is , 1903.

T. Fisher Unwin, London (1903)
xiv + 240pp + plates and map. 1st ed., lacking end papers otherwise mostly clean with just minor foxing in original slightly worn original cloth.
£36.00


ROBERTSON E. Arnot The Spanish Town Papers: Some Sidelights on the American War of Independence.
ROBERTSON E. Arnot The Spanish Town Papers: Some Sidelights on the American War of Independence.

Cresset Press (1959)
199pp + plates. 1st ed., fine in worn D/W.
£5.00


METCALF George Royal Government and Political Conflict in Jamaica 1729-1783
METCALF George Royal Government and Political Conflict in Jamaica 1729-1783

Longmans (1965)
xii + 256pp + plates. 1st ed., with bookplate of Lesley Lewis, fine in fine D/W.
£24.00


PHILLIPPO James M. Jamaica:  its past and present state.
PHILLIPPO James M. Jamaica: its past and present state.

John Snow, London (1843)
xvi + 485pp + 8 of 10 engraved plates. 1st ed. mostly clean but with some foxing on plates in original blue cloth, rebacked with some loss of original spine. Sadly missing two plates.
The author was a Baptist missionary who spent 20 years in Jamaica. Geographical, historical and social surveys are included but greatest value lies in his description of the religious state of the island.
£40.00


BLACK Clinton V. Spanish Town: The Old Capital
BLACK Clinton V. Spanish Town: The Old Capital

Parish Council Of St. Catherine, Spanish Town, Jamaica (1960)
63pp. 1st ed., fine in fine D/W.
£24.00


BUCKLEY David The Right To Be Proud: A Brief Guide To Jamaican Heritage Sites
BUCKLEY David The Right To Be Proud: A Brief Guide To Jamaican Heritage Sites

Jamaica (2005)
60pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
£15.00


PALMER George W.J. Montego Bay. Its People & its Lodge. A history of the Friendly Lodge 383, Montego Bay, Jamaica, 1818-2000.
PALMER George W.J. Montego Bay. Its People & its Lodge. A history of the Friendly Lodge 383, Montego Bay, Jamaica, 1818-2000.

Published by the author (2003)
xv + 280pp. 1st ed., signed by author on title page, new in card covers.
£15.00


HART Richard Time for a Change: Constitutional, Political and Labour Developments in Jamaica and Other Colonies in the Caribbean Region, 1944-1955
HART Richard Time for a Change: Constitutional, Political and Labour Developments in Jamaica and Other Colonies in the Caribbean Region, 1944-1955

Arawak Publications (2004)
xviii + 348pp. 1st ed., signed by author on title page, clean in card covers.
£10.00


HIGMAN B.W. Montpelier, Jamaica: A Plantation Community in Slavery and Freedom 1739-1912
HIGMAN B.W. Montpelier, Jamaica: A Plantation Community in Slavery and Freedom 1739-1912

The Press University of the West Indies (1998)
xv + 384pp. 1st ed., fine in fine D/W.
£55.00


RANSTON Jackie Belisario: Sketches of Character - A Historical biography of a Jamaican artist
RANSTON Jackie Belisario: Sketches of Character - A Historical biography of a Jamaican artist

The Mill Press, Kingston (2008)
xix + 409 large pp. 1st ed., fine in fine D/W.
A fine work on C18th-C19th Jamaican life.
£70.00


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


PRICE George Jamaica and the Colonial Office: Who Caused the Crisis?
PRICE George Jamaica and the Colonial Office: Who Caused the Crisis?PRICE George Jamaica and the Colonial Office: Who Caused the Crisis?
PRICE George Jamaica and the Colonial Office: Who Caused the Crisis?

London: Published for the author by Sampson, Low, Son, and Marston (1866)
xii + 180pp + folding coloured plate. 1st ed., water stains on front and rear end papers and on last 4 pages of text otherwise very clean in original worn blindstamped cloth.
Very scarce.
£295.00


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


[EGERTON Charles Calvert] The Journal of an Unfortunate Prisoner, on board the British Prison Ship Loyalist, in Jamaica, - from November 1, 1812 to April 5, 1813. Together with some interesting occurrences on his passage home.
[EGERTON Charles Calvert] The Journal of an Unfortunate Prisoner, on board the British Prison Ship Loyalist, in Jamaica, - from November 1, 1812 to April 5, 1813. Together with some interesting occurrences on his passage home.
[EGERTON Charles Calvert] The Journal of an Unfortunate Prisoner, on board the British Prison Ship Loyalist, in Jamaica, - from November 1, 1812 to April 5, 1813. Together with some interesting occurrences on his passage home.

Baltimore: Printed for the author (n.d.)
82pp. 1st ed., small piece missing from lower margin of first 8pp and last page torn with considerable loss. Otherwise clean in old worn half calf.
Concerning the war of 1812. Rare.
£180.00


SHIPLEY Sir Arthur E. Islands West Indian - Aegean
SHIPLEY Sir Arthur E. Islands West Indian - Aegean

Hopkinson & Co., London (1924)
xii + 139pp + plates. 1st ed., clean in original faded cloth.
Chapters on Barbados, British Guiana, Jamaica, Trinidad and Greek Islands.
£6.00


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JAMAICA Group of souvenir original photographs probably sold by a cruise line, circa 1930, all 3.5 x 2.75" (11)
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H.S. DUPERLY No 22 Port Antonio. Greetings from Jamaica Old Jamaican postcard, circa 1905, fine unused.
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