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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.

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

Institute of Jamaica (1927)
51pp., bound with, Biographical Annals of Jamaica. A brief history of the colony arranged as a guide to the Jamaica Portrait Gallery: with chronological outlines of Jamaica history and 'Catalogue of the Portraits in the Jamaica Gallery of the Institute of Jamaica,' plus Philip Sherlock, 'The Aborigines of Jamaica.' All in card covers bound in later green cloth. All browned and some with worm damage.
£40.00


JACKSON Robert M.D. A Treatise on the Fevers of Jamaica, with some Observations on the Intermitting Fever of America, and an Appendix, containing some hints on the means of preserving the health of soldiers in hot climates.
JACKSON Robert M.D. A Treatise on the Fevers of Jamaica, with some Observations on the Intermitting Fever of America, and an Appendix, containing some hints on the means of preserving the health of soldiers in hot climates.
JACKSON Robert M.D. A Treatise on the Fevers of Jamaica, with some Observations on the Intermitting Fever of America, and an Appendix, containing some hints on the means of preserving the health of soldiers in hot climates.

Printed for Robert Campbell, Philadelphia (1795)
1795 1st American edition. Half title, xi, 276 + 19 [4, ads] pp. 12mo, contemporary very worn full calf, front hinge weak. Contents uniformly browned and stained.
£80.00


CUNDALL Frank Biographical Annals of Jamaica. - A brief history of the colony arranged as a guide to the Jamaica Portrait Gallery: with chronological outlines of Jamaica history.
CUNDALL Frank Biographical Annals of Jamaica. - A brief history of the colony arranged as a guide to the Jamaica Portrait Gallery: with chronological outlines of Jamaica history.

Institute of Jamaica (1904)
56pp, 1st ed. Water stain on last ten pages otherwise clean in original card covers.
£12.00


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


BARRET Mr A reply to the speech of Doctor Lushington in the House of Commons on June 12, 1827, on the condition of the free colured people of Jamaica.
BARRET Mr A reply to the speech of Doctor Lushington in the House of Commons on June 12, 1827, on the condition of the free colured people of Jamaica.
BARRET Mr A reply to the speech of Doctor Lushington in the House of Commons on June 12, 1827, on the condition of the free colured people of Jamaica.

London (1828)
[1] + 58pp. 1st ed., fine in later quarter calf.
The author, a member of the Jamaican Assembly known as a supporter of the claims of the free people of colur, denies Lushington's charge that "the state of the free colured people is nearly, of not absolutely, one of slavery." (Ragatz)
£60.00


NEMBHARD Mabel Nembhard of Jamaica.
NEMBHARD Mabel Nembhard of Jamaica.

Privately published (1900 (circa))
21pp. 1st ed., clean with original red card front cover. Back cover missing.
Family history.
£24.00


ANON Jamaica via the Great White Fleet.
ANON Jamaica via the Great White Fleet.

United Fruit Company Steamship Lines (1913)
47pp. 1st ed., clean in original card covers. Vertical crease but apart from cover only showing as a bend.
Guide to the island with many photo illustrations.
£18.00


CLARK J. and DENDY W., PHILLIPPO J.M. The Voice of Jubilee: - a narrative of the Baptist Mission, Jamaica, from its commencement;  with biographical notices of its fathers and founders.
CLARK J. and DENDY W., PHILLIPPO J.M. The Voice of Jubilee: - a narrative of the Baptist Mission, Jamaica, from its commencement; with biographical notices of its fathers and founders.

John Snow, London (1865)
xx + 359 + [2]pp. 1st ed., very clean in modern maroon cloth.
£135.00


HITCHCOCK A.S. Plants of the Bahamas, Jamaica and Grand Cayman.
HITCHCOCK A.S. Plants of the Bahamas, Jamaica and Grand Cayman.

Missouri Botanical Garden (1893)
Contemporary reprint of scientific papers bound in card covers in later library cloth binding. Pages 47 - 179 + 4 plates, complete thus. Original card cover loose and browned.
£60.00


THOMAS Herbert T. Untrodden Jamaica.
THOMAS Herbert T. Untrodden Jamaica.

Aston W. Gardner & Co (1890)
90pp + plates. 1st ed., occasional tone spots throughout, small ink stain on one page otherwise good in original pictorial boards.
Very scarce.
£190.00


HENDERSON John Jamaica - Peeps at many lands.
HENDERSON John Jamaica - Peeps at many lands.

A. & C. Black (1909)
87pp + 12 colour plates of paintings by A.S. Forrest. 2nd ed., very fine in pictorial cloth.
Attractive views of the island.
£45.00


CUNDALL Frank Catalogue of the portraits in the Jamaica History Gallery of the Institute of Jamaica.
CUNDALL Frank Catalogue of the portraits in the Jamaica History Gallery of the Institute of Jamaica.

Institute of Jamaica (1914)
30 + iv + plates. 1st ed., some foxing throughout, worm damage to binding. Some pen annotations to text. Crudely rebound in boards lacking original card covers.
£25.00


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

London, The Religious Tract Society (1846)
192pp. 1st ed., bound with 'Our Song Birds' and 'Life of Julius Caesar' both published by the Religious Tract Society. Fine in old half calf with marbled boards.
History of Jamaica with chapters on slavery and its abolition.
£60.00


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


GOSSE Philip Henry A naturalist
GOSSE Philip Henry A naturalist
GOSSE Philip Henry A naturalist's sojourn in Jamaica.

London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans (1851)
508pp + 8 tinted or coloured plates. 1st ed., clean in modern half calf.
An important early work with most attractive illustrations.
£250.00


SAMUEL Rev. Peter The Wesleyan - Methodist Missions, - in Jamaica and Honduras, delineated:  containing a description of the principal stations.  Together with a consecutive account of the rise and progress of the work of God at each.
SAMUEL Rev. Peter The Wesleyan - Methodist Missions, - in Jamaica and Honduras, delineated:  containing a description of the principal stations.  Together with a consecutive account of the rise and progress of the work of God at each.
SAMUEL Rev. Peter The Wesleyan - Methodist Missions, - in Jamaica and Honduras, delineated: containing a description of the principal stations. Together with a consecutive account of the rise and progress of the work of God at each.

London (1850)
320pp + 33 litho plates. 1st ed., fine in original cloth with faded spine. Minor stains and spotting to plates as usual. Former owner's name in m/s on title page. 8vo.
The author was a missionary in Jamaica for 12 years. Very fine tinted litho plates, mostly of Mission houses in Jamaica.
£750.00


KING David The State and Prospects of Jamaica: - With Appended Remarks On Its Advantages for the Cure of Pulmonary Diseases: And Suggestions to Invalids and Others Going to That Colony.
KING David The State and Prospects of Jamaica: - With Appended Remarks On Its Advantages for the Cure of Pulmonary Diseases: And Suggestions to Invalids and Others Going to That Colony.
KING David The State and Prospects of Jamaica: - With Appended Remarks On Its Advantages for the Cure of Pulmonary Diseases: And Suggestions to Invalids and Others Going to That Colony.

London: Johnstone and Hunter (1850)
xii + 235pp + publisher's catalogue. 1st ed., clean in original faded green cloth.
£180.00


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


JAMAICA Jamaica Disturbances. - Copy of a despatch from the Right Hon. Edward Cardwell M.P. to Lieut-Gen. Sir H.K. Storks, G.C.B., G.C.M.G., Captain-General and Governor in Chief of the Island of Jamaica.
JAMAICA Jamaica Disturbances. - Copy of a despatch from the Right Hon. Edward Cardwell M.P. to Lieut-Gen. Sir H.K. Storks, G.C.B., G.C.M.G., Captain-General and Governor in Chief of the Island of Jamaica.

H.M.S.O. (1866)
7 large pp. 1st ed., clean in paper covers.
£12.00


ANON Jamaica, the land of streams and woods. 1913-1914.
ANON Jamaica, the land of streams and woods. 1913-1914.

Jamaica Tourist Association (1913)
ix + 103pp + folding map. 1st ed., clean in original paper covers.
Guide book with many interesting old adverts and front and rear.
£60.00


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