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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.

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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CUNDALL Frank The Governors of Jamaica in the seventeenth century.
CUNDALL Frank The Governors of Jamaica in the seventeenth century.

West India Committee, London (1936)
xli + 177pp + plates and folding map. 1st ed., foxing on prelims otherwise clean in slightly worn D/W.
Important historical study.
£125.00


CUNDALL Frank The Governors of Jamaica in the first half of the eighteenth century.
CUNDALL Frank The Governors of Jamaica in the first half of the eighteenth century.

West India Committee, London (1937)
xxxi + 177pp + 24 plates and 3 folding plans. 1st ed. Clean in slightly worn original D/W.
Important historical study.
£90.00


JAMAICA Report for the year 1925.
JAMAICA Report for the year 1925.

H.M.S.O. (1927)
26pp. Disbound but restitched, clean.
£8.00


JAMAICA Report for the year 1954.
JAMAICA Report for the year 1954.

H.M.S.O. (1956)
171pp + plates. 1st ed., small library h/s's otherwise clean in card covers.
£18.00


JAMAICA Report for the year 1952.
JAMAICA Report for the year 1952.

H.M.S.O. (1954)
187pp + plates and folding map. 1st ed., small library h/s's otherwise clean in card covers.
£18.00


JAMAICA Report for the year 1947.
JAMAICA Report for the year 1947.

H.M.S.O. (1949)
163pp + plates and folding map. 1st ed., clean in card covers.
£24.00


JACOBS H.P. Sixty Years of Change, 1806-1866. - Progress and Reaction in Kingston and the countryside.
JACOBS H.P. Sixty Years of Change, 1806-1866. - Progress and Reaction in Kingston and the countryside.

Institute of Jamaica (1973)
122pp + plates. 1st ed., fine in marked and slightly torn D/W.
£25.00


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.
£18.00


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


RENNY Robert An history of Jamaica. - With observations on the climate, scenery, trade, productions, negroes, slave trade, diseases of Europeans, customs, manners and dispositions of the inhabitants.
RENNY Robert An history of Jamaica. - With observations on the climate, scenery, trade, productions, negroes, slave trade, diseases of Europeans, customs, manners and dispositions of the inhabitants.
RENNY Robert An history of Jamaica. - With observations on the climate, scenery, trade, productions, negroes, slave trade, diseases of Europeans, customs, manners and dispositions of the inhabitants.

J. Cawthorn, London (1807)
xx + 333pp + [2] publisher's catalogue + large folding map. 1st ed. 4to, lacking half title, repair to title page, some sporadic light brown staining throughout. Modern half calf with marbled boards.
Very scarce.
£525.00


BINNEY Marcus Jamaica
BINNEY Marcus Jamaica's Heritage: An Untapped Resource

The Mill Press, Kingston (1991)
88 large pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
£18.00


SOLA PINTO Geoffrey de Jamaican Houses, a vanishing legacy.
SOLA PINTO Geoffrey de Jamaican Houses, a vanishing legacy.

(1983)
40 large pp + 40 plates. Clean in D/W.
£14.00


KING Jacqueline A. The Bi-Centennial Handbook 1779 - 1979
KING Jacqueline A. The Bi-Centennial Handbook 1779 - 1979

Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (1979)
vi + 210 large pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
£18.00


JACOBS H.P. Sixty Years of Change, 1806-1866. - Progress and Reaction in Kingston and the countryside.
JACOBS H.P. Sixty Years of Change, 1806-1866. - Progress and Reaction in Kingston and the countryside.

Institute of Jamaica (1973)
122pp + plates. 1st ed., fine in good D/W.
£32.00


CHRISTIANI & NIELSEN Development of Harbour Facilities in Kingston with a proposal for a Free Port. - A report prepared for the Industrial Development Corporation
CHRISTIANI & NIELSEN Development of Harbour Facilities in Kingston with a proposal for a Free Port. - A report prepared for the Industrial Development Corporation

(1954)
58 + 16 + 21 + drawings and plans. Bound in blue cloth. Fine.
Detailed report including proposed new harbour facilities and information on existing free ports around the world.
£75.00


CUNDALL Frank Studies in Jamaican History.
CUNDALL Frank Studies in Jamaican History.
CUNDALL Frank Studies in Jamaican History.

Sampson Low, Marston and Co (1900)
78pp + plates. 1st ed., some light foxing otherwise clean in worn and marked pictorial cloth.
A scarce work with attractive line drawings.
£50.00


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., fine in card covers.
£35.00


JAMAICA TOURIST ASSOCIATION Jamaica Official Guide
JAMAICA TOURIST ASSOCIATION Jamaica Official Guide

Kingston (1915)
ix + 97pp + errata slip tipped in dated October 1st 1915 + adverts. and folding map. 1st ed., fine in paper covers.
Includes large folding map of the island by Colin Liddell dated 1895.
£60.00


DICKSON Roy The Jamaica Directory of Personalities, 1981-82
DICKSON Roy The Jamaica Directory of Personalities, 1981-82

The Gleaner Co (1982)
386pp + folding map. 1st ed., fine in worn D/W.
£30.00


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1965 (30 Mar - 1 Apr) Air Post Issues of the World H.R. Harmer Ltd 76pp + PR. Some pen annotations in margins.
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MANN Paul D. Loading Sugar Canes in Jamaica 1930 (circa) English schools educational poster 19 x 15." Small hole in margin only at top right. One of a series on the British Empire.
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ANON Reaping the sugar cane, Jamaica Old real photo Jamaica postcard, circa 1930, unused. Marks on back where removed from album.
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1821 (8 Jun) EL from Pera Estate in St Thomas in the East, Jamaica to Scotland with JAMAICA small fleuron on reverse. Rated 2/7d and with London cds and boxed '' mark. Long interesting letter in which the writer bemoans the local washing of clothes which greatly shortens their life. Fortunately he has found a mulatto women who is a fine seamstress, as good as any in Britain and just needs material sending from home.
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