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

Notes on Antigua books:-

Possibly the most important book on the history of Antigua is V.L. Oliver's 'History of the island of Antigua' published in 3 large vols. in 1894.  A reprint of this is available from a colleague of mine in Canada.  For details see http://www.candoo.com/olivers/index.html  You can order direct from me if you prefer at the same price. 

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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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


HANNAH Rev J. The Story of the Wreck of the Maria Mail Boat: - with a memoir of Mrs Hincksman, the only survivor.
HANNAH Rev J. The Story of the Wreck of the Maria Mail Boat: - with a memoir of Mrs Hincksman, the only survivor.HANNAH Rev J. The Story of the Wreck of the Maria Mail Boat: - with a memoir of Mrs Hincksman, the only survivor.
HANNAH Rev J. The Story of the Wreck of the Maria Mail Boat: - with a memoir of Mrs Hincksman, the only survivor.

Wesleyan Conference Office London (1890 (circa))
96pp + 3 plates and engraved frontispiece. Occasional stains otherwise clean in original cloth.
Description of the loss of the mail boat Maria off the coast of Antigua in 1826.
£45.00


COLERIDGE Rev. W.H. Charges delivered to the Clergy of the Diocese of Barbados and the Leeward Islands; - together with prayers on certain public occasions;  and addresses to candidates for Holy Orders:  to young persons offering themselves for confirmation within that Diocese:  and at the consecration of a chapel and burial ground in the city of Caracas.
COLERIDGE Rev. W.H. Charges delivered to the Clergy of the Diocese of Barbados and the Leeward Islands; - together with prayers on certain public occasions;  and addresses to candidates for Holy Orders:  to young persons offering themselves for confirmation within that Diocese:  and at the consecration of a chapel and burial ground in the city of Caracas.COLERIDGE Rev. W.H. Charges delivered to the Clergy of the Diocese of Barbados and the Leeward Islands; - together with prayers on certain public occasions;  and addresses to candidates for Holy Orders:  to young persons offering themselves for confirmation within that Diocese:  and at the consecration of a chapel and burial ground in the city of Caracas.
COLERIDGE Rev. W.H. Charges delivered to the Clergy of the Diocese of Barbados and the Leeward Islands; - together with prayers on certain public occasions; and addresses to candidates for Holy Orders: to young persons offering themselves for confirmation within that Diocese: and at the consecration of a chapel and burial ground in the city of Caracas.

London (1835)
x + 324pp + 44pp + 4 hand coloured folding maps. 1st ed., fine in original cloth with later paper label.
Includes chapters on Antigua and British Guiana with maps of each. A rare work with details of the final abolition of slavery. The author was uncle of H.N. Coleridge.
£280.00


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


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


LUFFMAN Johann Kurze Beschreibung der Insel Antigua : nebst Nachrichten von den Sitten und Gebräuchen der dasigen Einwohner, so wie von der Nahrung, Kleidung, Arbeit und Bestrafung der Sklaven.
LUFFMAN Johann Kurze Beschreibung der Insel Antigua : nebst Nachrichten von den Sitten und Gebräuchen der dasigen Einwohner, so wie von der Nahrung, Kleidung, Arbeit und Bestrafung der Sklaven.LUFFMAN Johann Kurze Beschreibung der Insel Antigua : nebst Nachrichten von den Sitten und Gebräuchen der dasigen Einwohner, so wie von der Nahrung, Kleidung, Arbeit und Bestrafung der Sklaven.
LUFFMAN Johann Kurze Beschreibung der Insel Antigua : nebst Nachrichten von den Sitten und Gebräuchen der dasigen Einwohner, so wie von der Nahrung, Kleidung, Arbeit und Bestrafung der Sklaven.

Leipzig (1790)
[6] + 118pp + [3] + folding map. 1st ed. Hand stamp on half title and one page loose otherwise fine in modern paper covers.
£300.00


FRENCH George The History of Col Parke
FRENCH George The History of Col Parke
FRENCH George The History of Col Parke's Administration whilst he was Captain-General and Chief Governor of the Leeward Islands; With an account of the Rebellion in Antegoa: Wherein he, with several others, were Murther'd on the 7th of December, 1710

London (1717)
x + 427pp. 1st ed., title page repaired otherwise clean in modern quarted calf binding.
Parke was appointed to the Leeward Islands by Queen Anne through the influence of the churchills. His reforms to the administration of the islands met with violent resistance in Antigua. Parke was murdered by the insurgents but his killers went unpunished as his death coincided with the return of a Tory government in sympathy with the settlers. Rare.
£275.00


ANTIGUA An Act to Establish a Supreme Court, - and to define its jurisdiction.  Henry T. Irving.
ANTIGUA An Act to Establish a Supreme Court, - and to define its jurisdiction. Henry T. Irving.

Antigua (1873)
4 large pp. Some worm damage with slight loss of text.
An early printed document from Antigua.
£40.00


MARRAT Rev. J. In the Tropics; - or, scenes and incidents of West Indian life.
MARRAT Rev. J. In the Tropics; - or, scenes and incidents of West Indian life.
MARRAT Rev. J. In the Tropics; - or, scenes and incidents of West Indian life.

Wesleyan Conference Office, London (1881)
145pp + folding map and ads. 2nd ed. very fine in fine original red pictorial cloth.
Descriptions of life in Wesleyan Missions in Antigua, Barbados, Br. Guiana and Tobago with attractive engraved plates.
£65.00


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BURROWS Peter C. British Empire Civil Censorship Devices. World War II. British West Indies and Falkland Islands. Section 6 C.C.S.G. 2010 200 large pp (approx.) 1st ed., fine in spiral ring binding. Chapters on each island illustrating all known handstamps and censor labels. A revision of Chris Miller's book.
£17

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ANJO Jose Pictures of the Visit of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to the Leeward Islands, Antigua, September 28th 1920 Jose Anjo, St John's, Antigua 1920 Booklet containing 19 postcards, one detached. Fine in card covers.
£175

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PECO Shirley Heights, Antigua, B.W.I. - 25439 Old Antigua postcard, circa 1930, fine unused.
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1869 (11 Jan) Antigua cover to Nova Scotia with 1d vermilion (SG7) pair and strip of 3 tied by A02 cancels. Rated '4' in red and with Antigua, St Thomas and Wilmot N.S. cds b/stamps. Fine.
£975

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