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AYRE John The Caribbean in Sepia: A History in Photographs, 1840-1900
AYRE John The Caribbean in Sepia: A History in Photographs, 1840-1900

Every Generation Media (2012)
303pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers. The contents bound upside down.
Very fine work on early photography in the Caribbean. Includes profiles of the photographers.
£120.00


HUTCHINSON William F. Under the Southern Cross. A guide to the Sanitariums and other Charming Places in the West Indies and Spanish Main.
HUTCHINSON William F. Under the Southern Cross. A guide to the Sanitariums and other Charming Places in the West Indies and Spanish Main.

Providence (1892)
231pp + plates and adverts. Fine in original pictorial cloth.
Many attractive line drawings in text. Chapters on many of the islands.
£40.00


DOBSON David Scottish Emigration to Colonial America, 1607-1785
DOBSON David Scottish Emigration to Colonial America, 1607-1785

University of Georgia Press (2004)
266pp. Fine in card covers.
Includes information on the West Indies.
£18.00


ALCEDO, Antonio de and THOMPSON, George A. (translator and editor) The Geographical and Historical Dictionary of America and the West Indies. Containing an entire translation of the Spanish work. With large additions and compilations from modern voyages and travels, and from original and authentic information.
ALCEDO, Antonio de and THOMPSON, George A. (translator and editor) The Geographical and Historical Dictionary of America and the West Indies. Containing an entire translation of the Spanish work. With large additions and compilations from modern voyages and travels, and from original and authentic information.
ALCEDO, Antonio de and THOMPSON, George A. (translator and editor) The Geographical and Historical Dictionary of America and the West Indies. Containing an entire translation of the Spanish work. With large additions and compilations from modern voyages and travels, and from original and authentic information.

London Printed for James Carpenter, and others (1812)
5 vols. 1st ed., ex Ramsgate Monastery library with small h/s's on inside covers otherwise without any marks. Original boards with later spines and paper labels. Light foxing throughout. Front end paper of vol. 4 missing. Complete text without the atlas.
First edition in English, first published in Madrid as "Diccionario geografico-historico de las Indias Occidentales America: es a saber: de los reynos del Peru, Nueva Espana, Tierra Firme, Chile, y Nuevo reyno de Granada" from 1786 to 1789. A series of folding maps of the Americas by Aaron Arrowsmith was published to accompany this. Sabin 368.
£600.00


CARMICHAEL (A.C.) Mrs Domestic manners and social condition of the white, coloured, and Negro population of the West Indies
CARMICHAEL (A.C.) Mrs Domestic manners and social condition of the white, coloured, and Negro population of the West Indies

London: Whittaker, Treacher and Co (1833)
2 vols. 1st ed., viii, (3) - 336pp, (2 blank): iv, (3) - 338pp, complete thus, with the half title in the first volume (none issued to the second) and blank leaf in volume one. 8vo, original cloth backed boards with printed paper spine labels, uncut. Very clean.
"The writer was the wife of a planter and resided in St Vincent and Trinidad for five and a half years commencing in 1821. The writer is extremely pro-colonial, whitewashes the estate owners of all charges brought against them and finds little that is good in the negro character." Ragatz
£850.00


McQUADE James The cruise of the Montauk - to Bermuda, the West Indies and Florida.
McQUADE James The cruise of the Montauk - to Bermuda, the West Indies and Florida.

Thomas R. Knox & Co., New York (1884)
xv + 441pp + engraved plates. Very clean in original pictorial cloth, front hinge shaken.
Description of cruise calling at Bermuda, St Kitts, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, Trinidad, Curacao, Jamaica and Cuba, illustrated with attractive wood engravings.
£60.00


WEST INDIES The West Indies and Caribbean Year Book 1941-2.
WEST INDIES The West Indies and Caribbean Year Book 1941-2.

Thomas Skinner & Co, London (1942)
497 large pp + folding map and ads. 1st ed., clean in worn original orange cloth binding.
Very useful guide with lists of estate owners and officials and with many maps and photo illustrations plus good gazetteer.
£40.00


ANON Caribbean Tourist Trade. - A regional approach.
ANON Caribbean Tourist Trade. - A regional approach.

Anglo-American Caribbean Commission (1945)
171pp + folding map. 1st ed., clean in worn and chipped card covers.
Descriptions of the tourist attractions on the islands.
£8.00


RHONE Trevor Old Story Time and Smile Orange
RHONE Trevor Old Story Time and Smile Orange

Longman Publishing Group (2010)
155pp. Fine in card covers.
£6.00


WELSH Louise Yonder Awa: Poetry from the Empire Cafe
WELSH Louise Yonder Awa: Poetry from the Empire Cafe

Collective Architecture Ltd (2014)
48pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
£24.00


BETTON W.G. MELBURNE A handbook or descriptive reader on the British West Indies
BETTON W.G. MELBURNE A handbook or descriptive reader on the British West Indies

Liverpool (1897)
40pp. 1st ed., fine in original blue cloth boards.
Rare - not recorded by Mitchell.
£50.00


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.
£10.00


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.
£165.00


PATON William A. Down the islands. - A voyage to the Caribbees.
PATON William A. Down the islands. - A voyage to the Caribbees.

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York (1887)
xiii + 301 large pp + plates + publisher's ads. 1st ed., clean in original pictorial cloth.
Fine descriptions of many of the islands illustrated by photos and very attractive engraved views. Much on Antigua, Barbados, Martinique, St Kitts and St Lucia. A classic early work on the Caribbean. Cundall 2357.
£75.00


FOLLETT Helen Islands on guard.
FOLLETT Helen Islands on guard.
FOLLETT Helen Islands on guard.

Chas. Scribner's Sons, New York (1943)
170 large pp. 1st ed., clean in original pictorial cloth.
Guide to the islands with fine photo illustrations giving details of the U.S. bases and effects of the war.
£10.00


BAYLEY F.W.N. Four Years
BAYLEY F.W.N. Four Years
BAYLEY F.W.N. Four Years' Residence in the West Indies

London: William Kidd (1830)
xiii + 693pp + plates. 1st ed., very clean in contemporary half calf with marbled boards.
£450.00


ALCOCK Frederick West Indies Scenery.
ALCOCK Frederick West Indies Scenery.

Andrew Reid & Co (1910 (circa))
93pp including 22 colour plates. 1st ed. Clean in slightly stained card covers. 10 x 7.5"
£36.00


ELKINTON Thomas A Cruise among the Windward Islands: Being ten letters published to a friend, 1885
ELKINTON Thomas A Cruise among the Windward Islands: Being ten letters published to a friend, 1885

Leopold Classic Library (n.d.)
71pp. Facsimile reprint of 1885 ed. Fine in card covers.
£8.00


OBER Frederick A. Camps in the Caribbees: The Adventures of a Naturalist in the Lesser Antilles
OBER Frederick A. Camps in the Caribbees: The Adventures of a Naturalist in the Lesser Antilles

Lightning Source (n.d.)
93pp. Reprint of C19th edition. Clean in card covers.
£6.00


ALLSOPP Richard Dictionary of Caribbean English Usage - with a French and Spanish supplement.
ALLSOPP Richard Dictionary of Caribbean English Usage - with a French and Spanish supplement.

Uni of West Indies Press (2003)
lxxviii + 697pp. Very fine in card covers.
£22.00


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ROYAL PHILATELIC SOCIETY The Postage Stamps, Envelopes, Wrappers, Post Cards, and Telegraph Stamps of the British Colonies in the West Indies together with British Honduras and the Colonies in South America. The Philatelic Society, London 1891 180PP + [1] + 32 plates. 1st ed., fine in old half calf retaining original card covers.
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H.M.S. YORK American & West Indies Station 1934-1936 Souvenir photo album formed by a sailor on the cruise. Fine condition. (237 photos) Includes some views of many of the islands plus some of Central and South America.
120

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CANADIAN NATIONAL STEAMSHIPS R.M.S. Lady Boats Old postcard, used in 1930 on board the Lady Somers. Corner crease.
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1910 cover from soldier in 2nd W.I. Regiment serving in Sierre Leone sent to England with 1d cancelled on arrival in U.K. with PLYMOUTH PAQUEBOT machine cancel. Embossed West India Regiment monagram on reverse.
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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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