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

Notes on Barbados books:-

One of the earliest histories of the island is Frere's 'A short history of Barbados' published in 1768.  Important later works include Poyer's 'The history of Barbados' published in 1808 and Schomburgk's 'History of Barbados' published in 1848.

Bajan Things is a new blog on Barbados history with some very good, well researched, articles.

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MITCHINSON John Charge delivered in St Michael
MITCHINSON John Charge delivered in St Michael's Cathedral, Bridgetown, Barbados, - by John, Lord Bishop of Barbados, at his visitation of that island on March 5, 1874, being the first year after his consecration.

James Parker & Co (1874)
38 + [2]pp. 1st ed., disbound.
£8.00


MACAULAY Zachary (Ed) Anti-Slavery Monthly Reporter.
MACAULAY Zachary (Ed) Anti-Slavery Monthly Reporter.

London (1830)
Vol iii, no 8 - Vol iv, no 1. No 56 - 73. pp 167 - 300, (iv), 301 - 508, 1 -24. 8vo. 1st ed., fine in slightly worn half calf with later contemporary spine. The Anti-Slavery Monthly Reporter is bound between 'Monthly Extracts from the Correspondence of the British and Foreign Bible Society for 1830 in 12 issues, pp 321-430 and 'Quarterly Extracts of the British Society for Promoting the Religious Principles of the Reformation, 5 issues for 1830.
Detailed accounts of abuse of slaves on Barbados and Jamaica also description of conditions in Haiti'Of source value for the emancipation struggle.' (Ragatz p 382).
£450.00


WESLEYAN MISSIONARY SOCIETY Papers relative to the Wesleyan Missions, - and to the State of Heathen Countries
WESLEYAN MISSIONARY SOCIETY Papers relative to the Wesleyan Missions, - and to the State of Heathen Countries
WESLEYAN MISSIONARY SOCIETY Papers relative to the Wesleyan Missions, - and to the State of Heathen Countries

London (1827)
16pp. Bound with Missionary Notices January 1827 - December 1827, 192pp. Bound with 'The Report of the Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society for the year ending December 1826, xx + 124pp. Bound with 'Contributions to the Wesleyan Mission Fund, 1826.' Clean in very worn contemporary half calf.
Reports from missions around the World with many reports on the Caribbean. Much on the re-building of the Mission Chapel in Bridgetown, Barbados.
£90.00


POYER J. The history of Barbados, - from the first discovery of the island, in the year 1605, till the accession of Lord Seaforth, 1801.
POYER J. The history of Barbados, - from the first discovery of the island, in the year 1605, till the accession of Lord Seaforth, 1801.
POYER J. The history of Barbados, - from the first discovery of the island, in the year 1605, till the accession of Lord Seaforth, 1801.

London (1808)
668 + xxix large pp. 1st ed., a very clean and attractive copy with large margins, rebound in old style grey sugar paper boards retaining original label. Lacking e.p.'s and with small library h/s's on back of title page and last page.
Written from the point of view of a West Indian, the welfare of whose colony home seemed indissolubly bound up with the institution of slavery. Very useful for the detailed account of the course of events during the latter part of the eighteenth century. (Ragatz) This is a later state of the edition with the title page corrected to show 'Barbados' and added corrections to the Erratum page.
£600.00


REGO Michael Broad Street, 100 years. Bridgetown, Barbados. - West Indies History Booklet No. 3
REGO Michael Broad Street, 100 years. Bridgetown, Barbados. - West Indies History Booklet No. 3

Published by the author (2009)
108 large pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
Well illustrated history of the principal street in the capital, giving details of all the businesses that have come and gone together with those that remain today, using views from photographs, old advertisments, billheads and postcards.
£16.00


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


HORSFORD Jim From the Caribbean to the Atlantic: - A brief history of the Barbados Railway.
HORSFORD Jim From the Caribbean to the Atlantic: - A brief history of the Barbados Railway.

Paul Catchpole Ltd. (2004)
70 large pp. 1st ed., new in pictorial card covers.
Profusely illustrated history of this railway.
£10.00


OLIVER V.L. The Monumental inscriptions in the churches and churchyards of the island of Barbados, - British West Indies.
OLIVER V.L. The Monumental inscriptions in the churches and churchyards of the island of Barbados, - British West Indies.
OLIVER V.L. The Monumental inscriptions in the churches and churchyards of the island of Barbados, - British West Indies.

London (1915)
viii + 223pp + frontispiece. 1st ltd. ed. of 200 copies, fine apart from one page which has small marginal tear in original worn cloth, spine sunned. 8 x 11in
A very rare work listing inscriptions on tombstones from each Parish church.
£200.00


SCHOMBURGK R.H. The history of Barbados. - Comprising a geographical and statistical description of the island:  a sketch of the historical events since the settlement;  and an account of its geology and natural productions.
SCHOMBURGK R.H. The history of Barbados. - Comprising a geographical and statistical description of the island:  a sketch of the historical events since the settlement;  and an account of its geology and natural productions.
SCHOMBURGK R.H. The history of Barbados. - Comprising a geographical and statistical description of the island: a sketch of the historical events since the settlement; and an account of its geology and natural productions.

London (1848)
xx + 722pp + 9 tinted plates. 1st ed., an overall clean copy with minor stains to plates and pages either side only, less than usually found, in old half calf.
An important and scholarly study of the island's history.
£695.00


GLEADALL M.E. Monumental inscriptions in the Barbados military cemetery.
GLEADALL M.E. Monumental inscriptions in the Barbados military cemetery.

Barbados (2000)
127pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
Detailed listings of great interest for historians and genealogists.
£10.00


CHALKLEY T. Memoir of Thomas Chalkley. - Chiefly extracted from a journal of his life, travels and Christian experiences, first published in America.
CHALKLEY T. Memoir of Thomas Chalkley. - Chiefly extracted from a journal of his life, travels and Christian experiences, first published in America.

W. & S. Graves, London (1817)
68pp. Fine in modern leather binding.
Quaker missionary who spent time in the West Indies and America with pasages on Barbados and Bermuda.
£40.00


JEAFFRESON J.C. A Young Squire of the Seventeenth Century. - From the Papers (A.D. 1676-1686) of Christopher Jeaffreson, of Dullingham House, Cambridgeshire.
JEAFFRESON J.C. A Young Squire of the Seventeenth Century. - From the Papers (A.D. 1676-1686) of Christopher Jeaffreson, of Dullingham House, Cambridgeshire.

London: Hurst and Blackett (1878)
2 vols. xxii + 329pp + xiv + 338pp + publisher's ads. 1st ed., fine in fine decorative cloth.
Christopher Jeaffreson was, with Thomas Warner, who originated the scheme, the man who was responsible for drawing up the plans for the colonisation of St Kitts. A very scarce biography, with information on Barbados, and primarily, St Kitts.
£275.00


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 half calf with marbled boards.
A rare work with details of the final abolition of slavery. The author was uncle of H.N. Coleridge.
£400.00


BADLEY G. Barbados.  The Sugar Story
BADLEY G. Barbados. The Sugar Story

Herbert Publishing (2008)
109 large pp. 1st ed., new in pictorial card covers.
History of Barbados from the perspective of the island's sugar industry. Profusely illustrated with reproductions of early drawings and picture postcards.
£18.00


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BARBADOS Things You should know Barbados Tourist Board 1960 (Circa) 13pp., fine in paper covers.
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1857 (12 Oct) EL from Barbados to London with Barbados double arc cds and Bridgetown cds on reverse plus London cds. Rated 1/-. Clean. Sent per Trent packet to St Thomas arriving 15 October and per La Planta packet the following day arriving in Southampton on the 30th.
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