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RUTTER Owen At the Three Sugar Loaves and Crown.  A brief history of the firm of Messrs. Davison, Newman & Company - now incorporated with the West Indian Produce Association Limited.
RUTTER Owen At the Three Sugar Loaves and Crown. A brief history of the firm of Messrs. Davison, Newman & Company - now incorporated with the West Indian Produce Association Limited.

Davison, Newman & Co (1938)
39pp + plates. 1st ed., clean in original boards.
History of London shop established in 1650 selling West Indian produce. Chapter on Rose Hall Estate in St Thomas in the Vale, Jamaica.
£18.00


ANDRE Eugene A Naturalist in the Guianas.
ANDRE Eugene A Naturalist in the Guianas.
ANDRE Eugene A Naturalist in the Guianas.

Smith, Elder & Co., London (1904)
xiv + 310pp + plates and folding map. 1st ed., a very clean copy in original pictorial cloth, former owner's name on half title.
The author travelled from Trinidad up the Macareo River in Venezuela and then the Orinoco River to Ciudad Bolivar and beyond. Fine photo plates and including two fine chromo litho bird plates.
£40.00


RILEY Norman D. A Field Guide to the Butterflies of the West Indies.
RILEY Norman D. A Field Guide to the Butterflies of the West Indies.

Collins (1975)
224pp + 24 colour plates. 1st ed., very fine in very good D/W.
£12.00


BOND James Birds of the West Indies.
BOND James Birds of the West Indies.

Collins (1979)
256pp + plates. 4th ed., fine in pictorial boards.
£10.00


SAVAGE Ernest A. The Libraries of Bermuda, the Bahamas, The British West Indies, British Guiana, British Honduras, Puerto Rico, and the American Virgin Islands: a report to the Carnegie Corporation of New York
SAVAGE Ernest A. The Libraries of Bermuda, the Bahamas, The British West Indies, British Guiana, British Honduras, Puerto Rico, and the American Virgin Islands: a report to the Carnegie Corporation of New York

Library Association, London (1934)
xi + 103pp + plates. 1st ed., ex library with a few small h/s's and labels on end papers, bound in quarter calf retaining original card covers.
Very scarce.
£90.00


GURNEY J.J. A winter in the West Indies. - Described in familiar letters to Henry Clay, of Kentucky.
GURNEY J.J. A winter in the West Indies. - Described in familiar letters to Henry Clay, of Kentucky.

London (1841)
282pp + 2 engraved views of Jamaica + printer's ads. 3rd ed., very clean apart from the two plates which are toned as usual, in original blind stamped cloth with bumped corners not affecting pages and defect to top of spine.
Gurney was a Quaker emancipationist. Chapters on Antigua, Dominica, Jamaica, St Kitts, St Thomas, Tortola and Cuba.
£75.00


HALLIDAY Andrew The West Indies: The Natural and Physical History of the Windward and Leeward Colonies; with some account of the Moral, Social, and Political Condition of their inhabitants, immediately before and after the Abolition of Negro Slavery
HALLIDAY Andrew The West Indies: The Natural and Physical History of the Windward and Leeward Colonies; with some account of the Moral, Social, and Political Condition of their inhabitants, immediately before and after the Abolition of Negro SlaveryHALLIDAY Andrew The West Indies: The Natural and Physical History of the Windward and Leeward Colonies; with some account of the Moral, Social, and Political Condition of their inhabitants, immediately before and after the Abolition of Negro Slavery
HALLIDAY Andrew The West Indies: The Natural and Physical History of the Windward and Leeward Colonies; with some account of the Moral, Social, and Political Condition of their inhabitants, immediately before and after the Abolition of Negro Slavery

John William Parker, London (1837)
viii + 408pp + 3 folding maps and a table. 1st ed., map of Barbados slightly torn along folds but without loss, edges of leaves darkened otherwise clean in half calf with marbled boards.
The author was Deputy Inspector General of Army Hospitals and visited Barbados, British Guiana and Trinidad in 1833.
£320.00


CAMPBELL John Candid and Impartial Considerations on the Nature of the Sugar Trade; The Comparative Importance of the British and French Islands in the West-Indies: with The Value and Consequence of St. Lucia and Granada, truly stated.
CAMPBELL John Candid and Impartial Considerations on the Nature of the Sugar Trade; The Comparative Importance of the British and French Islands in the West-Indies: with The Value and Consequence of St. Lucia and Granada, truly stated.CAMPBELL John Candid and Impartial Considerations on the Nature of the Sugar Trade; The Comparative Importance of the British and French Islands in the West-Indies: with The Value and Consequence of St. Lucia and Granada, truly stated.CAMPBELL John Candid and Impartial Considerations on the Nature of the Sugar Trade; The Comparative Importance of the British and French Islands in the West-Indies: with The Value and Consequence of St. Lucia and Granada, truly stated.
CAMPBELL John Candid and Impartial Considerations on the Nature of the Sugar Trade; The Comparative Importance of the British and French Islands in the West-Indies: with The Value and Consequence of St. Lucia and Granada, truly stated.

London: Printed for R. Baldwin in Pater-noster Row. (1763)
228pp + 3 hand coloured folding maps. 1st ed., minor tears to two of the maps without loss, later end papers otherwise fine in old full calf binding with recent spine.
This work is a classic in the field of colonial and Caribbean literature, embodying as it does one of the clearest statements of eighteenth century philosophy regarding the relations which should exist between a metropole and its outlying possessions. (Ragatz) Written just after Britain had acquired Grenada and St Lucia from France following the Peace of Paris.
£900.00


U.S. BOARD ON GEOGRAPHIC NAMES British West Indies and Bermuda; official standard names approved by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names
U.S. BOARD ON GEOGRAPHIC NAMES British West Indies and Bermuda; official standard names approved by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names

Washington (1955)
157 large pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
Detailed listing of towns, villages, places and islands
£40.00


BARCLAYS BANK British West Indies
BARCLAYS BANK British West Indies
BARCLAYS BANK British West Indies

London (1952)
64pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
Brief guide to the islands with short sections on each island and good B7 W photo illustrations.
£14.00


BARCLAYS BANK The British Caribbean
BARCLAYS BANK The British Caribbean
BARCLAYS BANK The British Caribbean

Barclays Bank (1960 (circa))
105pp. Fine in spiral ring binding.
Economic overview of the islands with fine colour and B & W photo plates
£16.00


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


MITCHELL Carleton Islands to Windward: Cruising the Caribbees
MITCHELL Carleton Islands to Windward: Cruising the Caribbees

D. Van Nostrand Co (1955)
xvi + 295 large pp + plates. 2nd ed., clean in worn and faded original cloth.
Chapters on most of the islands.
£14.00


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


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


HART Richard From Occupation to Independence. - A short history of the peoples of the English speaking Caribbean region.
HART Richard From Occupation to Independence. - A short history of the peoples of the English speaking Caribbean region.

Pluto Press (1998)
x + 189pp. 1st ed. Foxing to page edges otherwise clean in original cloth.
£16.00


KNIGHT Franklin W. UNESCO General History of the Caribbean - Volume III: Slave Societies of the Caribbean
KNIGHT Franklin W. UNESCO General History of the Caribbean - Volume III: Slave Societies of the Caribbean

UNESCO Publishing (1997)
xvi + 379pp. 1st ed., some foxing to card covers and first and last few pages otherwise clean in card covers.
£25.00


HENRY Paget and BUHLE Paul C.L.R. James
HENRY Paget and BUHLE Paul C.L.R. James's Caribbean

Duke Uni Press (1992)
xvi + 288pp. 1st ed., foxed throughout otherwise clean in card covers.
£5.00


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CAPON Richard and GIBB Bill & STEWART George The Farthing BWISC 2021 102pp. 1st ed., new in card covers. The humble farthing, which not that many people will remember, was the cost of posting Printed Papers locally in some colonies of the Empire. Most were in the West Indies. This book catalogues all of these stamps and shows some very uncommon uses. The coverage extends outside the West Indies to Malta in particular and also to Fiji. There are instances where farthing stamps/labels were used as revenues in Australia, South Africa and diverse places, such as Heligoland. There are listed examples of the farthing labels used in the Highland Railways of Scotland. Places where farthing stamps were used are all covered and as a special treat there is an appendix showing some rare uses from the Ronald Rong Collection
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SECCOMBE Thomas Strong Soldier of the Second West India regiment in Zouave uniform From Army and Navy Drolleries 1875 Chromolithograph print, 8 x 10" Fine.
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CAMERON John The Wreck Of The West India Steam-Ship Tweed S.P.C.K., London 1847 100pp. 1st ed., original blind-stamped cloth lightly rubbed. A fine copy with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. The Tweed was an R.M.S.P. which had sailed from Southampton in 1846 with mails for the West Indies.
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