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

Frank Cass & Co (1968)
iv + 395pp. Facsimile reprint of 2nd ed., fine in original green cloth, spine a little faded.
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.
£24.00


WARD C.J. Worlds Fair.  Jamaica at Chicago. - An account descriptive of the colony of Jamaica with historical and other appendices.
WARD C.J. Worlds Fair. Jamaica at Chicago. - An account descriptive of the colony of Jamaica with historical and other appendices.

Wm. J. Pell, New York (1893)
95pp + folding map. 1st ed., ex Manchester Geographical Society library with small h/s on title page otherwise clean in original blue decorated cloth, shaken.
Good description of all the parishes of the island with attractive photo illustrations.
£20.00


COLONIAL OFFICE Accounts and Papers: Thirty-Nine Volumes. Colonies - Jamaica. Session 1 February - 10 August 1866. Vol LI.
COLONIAL OFFICE Accounts and Papers: Thirty-Nine Volumes. Colonies - Jamaica. Session 1 February - 10 August 1866. Vol LI.

House of Commons (1866)
Includes, 'Copy of the Correspondence in relation to the Removal of Mr G.W. Gordon from the Magistracy in Jamaica.' (42pp) Copies of a letter from Dr Underhill (58pp) Copy or Extracts of correspondence between the Board of Admiralty and Admiral Hope on the conduct of naval officers in the recent deplorable occurrences in Jamaica (30pp) Copy of a despatch from Edward Cardwell to Sir H.K. Storks (262pp) Further Papers relative to the disturbances in Jamaica (45 + 27 + 279 + 106pp) Clean in modern quarter cloth. A few small library h/s's of 'The Law Society' otherwise clean.
£250.00


1884 Report of the Royal Commission appointed in December 1882, to inquire into the Public Revenues, Expenditure, Debts, and Liabilities of the islands of Jamaica, Grenada, St Vincent, Tobago and St Lucia; and the Leeward Islands.
1884 Report of the Royal Commission appointed in December 1882, to inquire into the Public Revenues, Expenditure, Debts, and Liabilities of the islands of Jamaica, Grenada, St Vincent, Tobago and St Lucia; and the Leeward Islands.

H.M.S.O., London (1884)
4 parts bound in modern cloth. 246 + 203 + 193 + 23 + folding maps and charts. Small neat 'National Liberal Club' h/s on title page. Fine condition. Includes large folding map of Jamaica.
A very detailed report with transcripts of depositions from many sources giving a fascinating incite into the problems faced by the islands.
£300.00


LUCAS E.V. A Fronded Isle and Other Essays.
LUCAS E.V. A Fronded Isle and Other Essays.

Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company Inc (1928)
vi + 215pp. 1st U.S. ed., fine in original quarter cloth.
A collection of travel essays. The "fronded isle" referred to is Jamiaca
£10.00


Lawrence-Archer James Henry MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS OF THE BRITISH WEST INDIES From the Earliest Date with Genealogical and Historical Annotations from Original Local and Other Sources Illustrative of the Histories and Genealogies of the Seventeenth Century.
Lawrence-Archer James Henry MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS OF THE BRITISH WEST INDIES From the Earliest Date with Genealogical and Historical Annotations from Original Local and Other Sources Illustrative of the Histories and Genealogies of the Seventeenth Century.

Chatto & Windus, London (1875)
xii + 442 large pp. Thick royal quarto (9 x 12") 1st ed., fine clean copy in worn original cloth, lacking label to spine.
An important genealogical work. Mostly on Jamaica but with short chapters on most of the islands.
£100.00


LESBERG Sandy The People & Places of Jamaica.
LESBERG Sandy The People & Places of Jamaica.

Haddington House Book (1976)
125 large pp. 1st ed., clean in D/W.
Book of photos by Nicolai Canetti.
£6.00


Le Page R B and De Camp David  Jamaican Creole: Creole Language Studies Number I.
Le Page R B and De Camp David Jamaican Creole: Creole Language Studies Number I.

Macmillan & Co (1960)
182pp. 1st ed., clean in good D/W.
An historical introduction to Jamaican Creole.
£50.00


CARIBNET Journal of the Caribbean Studies International Network. - Issue 2
CARIBNET Journal of the Caribbean Studies International Network. - Issue 2

University of London (1999)
213 large pp. Fine in card covers.
Includes article on Edward Long and pre emancipation Jamaica.
£15.00


MARWICK William William and Louisa Anderson. A Record of their Life and Work in Jamaica and Old Calabar.
MARWICK William William and Louisa Anderson. A Record of their Life and Work in Jamaica and Old Calabar.

Edinburgh: Andrew Elliot (1897)
viii + 664pp + plates and two maps. 1st ed., clean apart from small stain on page edges only, in original brown cloth.
Description of missionary work in Jamaica and Old Calabar.
£75.00


HALL Douglas Free Jamaica, 1838-1865.  An economic history.
HALL Douglas Free Jamaica, 1838-1865. An economic history.

Caribbean Uni Press (1976)
xi + 290pp. Reprint of 1959 ed., library h/s's on title page and last page otherwise in fine condition in unmarked card covers.
£12.00


FIRTH C.H. The narrative of General Venables - with an appendix of papers relating to the expedition to the West Indies and the conquest of Jamaica, 1654-1655.
FIRTH C.H. The narrative of General Venables - with an appendix of papers relating to the expedition to the West Indies and the conquest of Jamaica, 1654-1655.
FIRTH C.H. The narrative of General Venables - with an appendix of papers relating to the expedition to the West Indies and the conquest of Jamaica, 1654-1655.

Longmans, Green & Co (1900)
180pp. 1st ed., clean in slightly worn original cloth.
A scarce work on military history.
£35.00


LUCKOCK Benjamin Jamaica. Enslaved and free.
LUCKOCK Benjamin Jamaica. Enslaved and free.
LUCKOCK Benjamin Jamaica. Enslaved and free.

London, The Religious Tract Society (1846 (circa))
vi + 192pp. 1st ed., clean in original blindstamped cloth.
History of Jamaica with chapters on slavery and its abolition.
£50.00


CUNDALL Frank Chronological Outlines of Jamaica History 1492-1926
CUNDALL Frank Chronological Outlines of Jamaica History 1492-1926
CUNDALL Frank Chronological Outlines of Jamaica History 1492-1926

Institute of Jamaica (1927)
51pp., 1st ed., bound in modern cloth retaining original card covers.
£25.00


 Report of the Standing Committee of the Chamber of Commerce, Jamaica, - upon the present condition of that colony, the causes of its depression, and the remedial measures necessary to restore its prosperity
Report of the Standing Committee of the Chamber of Commerce, Jamaica, - upon the present condition of that colony, the causes of its depression, and the remedial measures necessary to restore its prosperity

London (1847)
23pp. Fine in modern green cloth.
Scarce.
£85.00


BRATHWAITE Edward The Development of Creole Society in Jamaica 1770-1820
BRATHWAITE Edward The Development of Creole Society in Jamaica 1770-1820

Oxford University Press (1978)
374pp. Fine in card covers.
£15.00


CUNDALL Frank Jamaica in 1896: A Handbook of Information for Intending Settlers and Others.
CUNDALL Frank Jamaica in 1896: A Handbook of Information for Intending Settlers and Others.
CUNDALL Frank Jamaica in 1896: A Handbook of Information for Intending Settlers and Others.

Institute of Jamaica (1896)
viii + 85pp + folding map. 1st ed., clean in worn and damaged card covers, rebound in modern cloth.
A scarce work.
£60.00


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


ANON Historical Sketch of Jamaica. - Communicated in a letter from a friend in the West Indies.
ANON Historical Sketch of Jamaica. - Communicated in a letter from a friend in the West Indies.

The National Register (1816)
3pp article in complete issue of magazine (16pp). Lightly browned.
£7.00


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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