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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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FORD J.C. and FINLAY A.A.C. The handbook of Jamaica for 1905 - comprising historical, statistical and general information concerning the island, compiled from Official and other reliable sources.
FORD J.C. and FINLAY A.A.C. The handbook of Jamaica for 1905 - comprising historical, statistical and general information concerning the island, compiled from Official and other reliable sources.

Govt. Printing Office, Jamaica (1905)
viii + 554 + X pp + large folding map. 1st ed., ex library with a few handstamps, a little foxing to title page and map otherwise clean in modern quarter calf with marbled boards and new end papers.
£120.00


FOSTER Eve Hummingbirds and Hurricanes. A Jamaican Alphabet.
FOSTER Eve Hummingbirds and Hurricanes. A Jamaican Alphabet.
FOSTER Eve Hummingbirds and Hurricanes. A Jamaican Alphabet.

Dartington Print Workshop (2004)
1st ltd. ed. no. 7 of 10 copies signed by the author. Very fine in original cloth.
Most attractive paintings of Jamaican life.
£200.00


WILLIAMS C.R. A Tour through the island of Jamaica, from the western to the eastern end, in the year 1823
WILLIAMS C.R. A Tour through the island of Jamaica, from the western to the eastern end, in the year 1823
WILLIAMS C.R. A Tour through the island of Jamaica, from the western to the eastern end, in the year 1823

London: Printed for Hunt and Clarke (1826)
xviii + 352pp. 1st ed., lacking Half title + frontispiece + 4 plates. Text complete and mostly very clean in old half calf with marbled boards, spine cracking.
The author found the slaves to be happy and content and attacks Wilberforce and the Methodist ministers.
£25.00


CUNDALL Frank The Handbook of Jamaica for 1927 - comprising historical, statistical and general information concerning the island, compiled from Official and other reliable records
CUNDALL Frank The Handbook of Jamaica for 1927 - comprising historical, statistical and general information concerning the island, compiled from Official and other reliable records
CUNDALL Frank The Handbook of Jamaica for 1927 - comprising historical, statistical and general information concerning the island, compiled from Official and other reliable records

Govt. Printing Office, Jamaica (1927)
vii + 558 + xii pp + plates + large folding map. 1st ed., ex reference library with a few small h/s's otherwise clean in modern quarter calf with marbled boards.
£75.00


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


JAMAICA Jamaica Disturbances. - Copy of a despatch from the Right Hon. Edward Cardwell M.P. to Lieut-Gen. Sir H.K. Storks, G.C.B., G.C.M.G., Captain-General and Governor in Chief of the Island of Jamaica.
JAMAICA Jamaica Disturbances. - Copy of a despatch from the Right Hon. Edward Cardwell M.P. to Lieut-Gen. Sir H.K. Storks, G.C.B., G.C.M.G., Captain-General and Governor in Chief of the Island of Jamaica.

H.M.S.O. (1866)
7 large pp. 1st ed., clean in badly chipped paper covers.
£8.00


STEWART John A View of the Past and Present State of Jamaica; - with remarks on the moral and physical condition of slaves, and on the abolition of slavery in the colonies.
STEWART John A View of the Past and Present State of Jamaica; - with remarks on the moral and physical condition of slaves, and on the abolition of slavery in the colonies.

Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd (1823)
xiii + 363pp. 1st ed., text slightly browned otherwise clean in modern quarter calf with marbled boards and paper label.
The author holds that the planters have at times been unfairly accused but that their advocates have also been too prone to vindicate indiscriminately. Approves of abolition but is opposed to sudden emancipation. Supports the work of the sectarists and religious toleration. (Ragatz)
£375.00


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


GARDNER W.J. A History of Jamaica from Its Discovery By Christopher Columbus to the Year 1872.  - Including an Account of its Trade and Agriculture; Sketches of the Manners, Habits, and Customs of all Classes of its Inhabitants
GARDNER W.J. A History of Jamaica from Its Discovery By Christopher Columbus to the Year 1872. - Including an Account of its Trade and Agriculture; Sketches of the Manners, Habits, and Customs of all Classes of its Inhabitants

London: T. Fisher Unwin (1909)
xvi + 510pp. Fine in original card covers.
£50.00


PHILLIPPO J.M. Jamaica:  its past and present state.
PHILLIPPO J.M. Jamaica: its past and present state.

London: John Snow, Paternoster Row (1843)
487pp. 1st ed. clean in original worn green cloth. Fine engraved plates.
The author was a Baptist missionary who spent 20 years in Jamaica. Geographical, historical and social surveys are included but greatest value lies in his description of the religious state of the island.
£140.00


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


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


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


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COLLETT G.W. and EDWARDS, MORTON & NICHOLSON Jamaica. Its postal history, postage stamps and postmarks. Stanley Gibbons 1928 vi + 248pp. 1st special autographed subscriber's ed. of 120 copies, fine in original quarter morocco Comprehensive handbook, strong on the issued stamps with studies of the 1890 2d on 4d and 1890 Official overprints.
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HOUSE OF LORDS Archibald Sinclair of the island of Jamaica and William Sutherland his Attorney, Appellants. Alexasnder Fraser, Esq and Jane his wife, Respondents. London 1771 8pp. Fine. Concerning debts of a Scottish plantation owner in Jamaica. The findings of the court added in manuscript being to send the case to the Supreme Court of Jamaica.
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SCHILLER P. Banana Plantation, Jamaica Old real photo Jamaican postcard used in 1905 to London with d tied by Half Way Tree cds
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E58 Jamaica obliterator on 1870-83 1d (SG8) a pair with fine full strike, used at Little River
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