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ANDRE Eugene A Naturalist in the Guianas.
ANDRE Eugene A Naturalist in the Guianas.
ANDRE Eugene A Naturalist in the Guianas.

Smith, Elder & Co., London (1904)
xiv + 310pp + plates and folding map. 1st ed., a very clean copy in original pictorial cloth, former owner's name on half title.
The author travelled from Trinidad up the Macareo River in Venezuela and then the Orinoco River to Ciudad Bolivar and beyond. Fine photo plates and including two fine chromo litho bird plates.
£40.00


BROWN Charles B. and SAWKINS J.G. Reports on the Physical, Descriptive, and Economic Geology of British Guiana
BROWN Charles B. and SAWKINS J.G. Reports on the Physical, Descriptive, and Economic Geology of British Guiana

Printed for Her Majesty's Stationery Office and sold by Longmans, Green, & Co. and Edward Stanford (1875)
iv + 297pp + folding map and large folding map in rear pocket. 1st ed., clean in worn original cloth. Former owner name, G.R. Sandbach, on inner cover.
£375.00


GREY Earl The Colonial Policy of Lord John Russell
GREY Earl The Colonial Policy of Lord John Russell
GREY Earl The Colonial Policy of Lord John Russell's Administration.

Richard Bentley, London (1853)
2 vols. xxvii + 447pp + xii + 508pp. 2nd revised and enlarged ed., clean in modern half calf with marbled boards and new end papers. Faint library h/s on title pages only.
Good sections on Guiana, Jamaica, St Lucia and Trinidad and sections on other countries within the Commonwealth.
£200.00


RODWAY James In the Guiana Forest; Studies of Nature in Relation to the Struggle for Life
RODWAY James In the Guiana Forest; Studies of Nature in Relation to the Struggle for Life

T. Fisher Unwin (1911)
326pp + photo plates. Revised 2nd ed., clean in worn and marked original cloth.
£15.00


DALTON Henry G. The history of British Guiana - A general description of the colony;  a narrative of some of the principal events from the earliest period of its discovery to the present time;  together with an account of its climate, geology, staple products and natural history
DALTON Henry G. The history of British Guiana - A general description of the colony;  a narrative of some of the principal events from the earliest period of its discovery to the present time;  together with an account of its climate, geology, staple products and natural historyDALTON Henry G. The history of British Guiana - A general description of the colony;  a narrative of some of the principal events from the earliest period of its discovery to the present time;  together with an account of its climate, geology, staple products and natural history
DALTON Henry G. The history of British Guiana - A general description of the colony; a narrative of some of the principal events from the earliest period of its discovery to the present time; together with an account of its climate, geology, staple products and natural history

Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, London (1855)
2 vols., 8vo. 518 + 580pp + 6 attractive engraved plates and folding map. 1st ed., mostly fine in modern blue half morocco. Inscribed by author on f.e.p.
Good history of the island plus description of its present state and a study of the natural history. A very scarce work.
£525.00


STEDMAN Cap. J.G. Narrative of a five years
STEDMAN Cap. J.G. Narrative of a five yearsSTEDMAN Cap. J.G. Narrative of a five yearsSTEDMAN Cap. J.G. Narrative of a five years
STEDMAN Cap. J.G. Narrative of a five years' expedition against the revolted negroes of Surinam - in Guiana on the wild coast of South America from the years 1772 to 1777. Elucidating the history of that country and describing its productions..

London (1806)
2 vols. 4to, 2 engraved titles both with handcoloured vignettes of ships at sea and 81 coloured engravings including 3 plates engraved by William Blake. 2nd ed., large paper copy. Very fine in contemporary tree calf, rebacked with old backs laid down, red and black letter pieces.
(Watermarks on paper: text 1796, plates, 1794, J. Whatman paper). The Large Paper copy of which only a few were printed was published coloured at 5.5s as opposed to the plain issue on ordinary paper at 3.3s. Abbey 719, Sabin 91075
£14,000.00


WEDEMEYER A.J.D. On Sapphire Seas, - or cruising in the Tropics.  A souvenir of the special cruise of the S.S. Madiana to Bermuda, the West Indies and Demerara, in February and March, nineteen hundred and two.
WEDEMEYER A.J.D. On Sapphire Seas, - or cruising in the Tropics. A souvenir of the special cruise of the S.S. Madiana to Bermuda, the West Indies and Demerara, in February and March, nineteen hundred and two.

Ernest Hart Printing Co., New York (1903)
112pp. 1st ed., mostly clean in worn and faded original illustrated blue cloth. 7 x 10." With the bookplate of Dorothy A. Bernhardt and inscribed on f.e.p. 'Compliments of Herman Bernhardt to Master Herbert Bernhardt.'
Illustrated with many photo plates with good chapters on Barbados and Guiana and including a detailed account of the wreck of the steamship Madiana on the North Rock of Bermuda. There are two photo plates which show the Bernhardt's as passengers on board.
£150.00


BRETT Rev. W.H. Mission Work Among the Indian Tribes in the Forests of Guiana.
BRETT Rev. W.H. Mission Work Among the Indian Tribes in the Forests of Guiana.

London: S.P.C.K. (1880 (circa))
xii + 260pp + folding map. 1st ed., fine in original pictorial cloth, spine faded.
Many wood cut illustrations.
£120.00


BRETT Rev. W.H. The Indian tribes of Guiana; Their Condition and Habits. - With Researches into Their Past History, Superstitions, Legends, Antiquities, Languages, &c
BRETT Rev. W.H. The Indian tribes of Guiana; Their Condition and Habits. - With Researches into Their Past History, Superstitions, Legends, Antiquities, Languages, &cBRETT Rev. W.H. The Indian tribes of Guiana; Their Condition and Habits. - With Researches into Their Past History, Superstitions, Legends, Antiquities, Languages, &c
BRETT Rev. W.H. The Indian tribes of Guiana; Their Condition and Habits. - With Researches into Their Past History, Superstitions, Legends, Antiquities, Languages, &c

London: Bell and Dandy (1868)
xiii + 500pp + folding map and 8 coloured plates. Errata slip tipped in. 1st ed., clean in worn original green cloth.
£240.00


HARLOW V.T. The Discoverie of the large and bewtiful Empire of Guiana by Sir Walter Ralegh - edited from the original text, with introduction, notes and appendixes of hitherto unpublished documents.
HARLOW V.T. The Discoverie of the large and bewtiful Empire of Guiana by Sir Walter Ralegh - edited from the original text, with introduction, notes and appendixes of hitherto unpublished documents.
HARLOW V.T. The Discoverie of the large and bewtiful Empire of Guiana by Sir Walter Ralegh - edited from the original text, with introduction, notes and appendixes of hitherto unpublished documents.

Argonaut Press (1928)
cvi + 182pp + plates and folding maps. Ltd. ed. no 404 of 975 on Japon Vellum. Fine in original quarter vellum and cloth.
£90.00


SURINAME Netherlands Guiana
SURINAME Netherlands Guiana

Tourist Association for Netherlands Guiana at Paramaribo (n.d.)
36pp + ads. Mostly clean in pictorial card covers.
Guide to the colony with many photo illustrations.
£32.00


PACHTERE Felix De Ballingschap van den eerweirden Heer J. B. De Bay, naer de Fransche Guyane in Zuyd-Amerika ten jaere 1798. Uytgegeeven door
PACHTERE Felix De Ballingschap van den eerweirden Heer J. B. De Bay, naer de Fransche Guyane in Zuyd-Amerika ten jaere 1798. Uytgegeeven door

Brugge (1837)
216pp. 1st ed., clean in worn original paper covers.
Includes detailed list of priests in French Guiana.
£85.00


WEISS H. Vier maanden in Suriname.
WEISS H. Vier maanden in Suriname.WEISS H. Vier maanden in Suriname.
WEISS H. Vier maanden in Suriname.

Nijkerk (1915)
viii + 166 + folding map. 1st ed., clean in original cloth.
Fine illustrated guide to the former Dutch colony with many attractive photo views.
£55.00


WEISS H. Vier maanden in Suriname.
WEISS H. Vier maanden in Suriname.WEISS H. Vier maanden in Suriname.
WEISS H. Vier maanden in Suriname.

Nijkerk (1915)
viii + 166 + folding map. 1st ed., clean in original worn card covers.
Fine illustrated guide to the former Dutch colony with many attractive photo views.
£35.00


SMITH N. Black Martinique - red Guiana.
SMITH N. Black Martinique - red Guiana.
SMITH N. Black Martinique - red Guiana.

Bobbs-Merrill Co., New York (1942)
312pp + plates. 1st ed., fine in worn original cloth.
Story set in Martinique and French Guiana.
£15.00


RAMEL General Narrative of the deportation to Cayenne, - of Barthelemy, Pichegru, Willot, Marbois, La Rue, Ramel, etc. in consequence of the 18th Fructidor, (September 4, 1797) containing a variety of important facts relative to that revolution, and to the voyage, residence and escape of Barthelemy, Pichegru, etc.  From the French of General Ramel, commandant of the legislative body guard.
RAMEL General Narrative of the deportation to Cayenne, - of Barthelemy, Pichegru, Willot, Marbois, La Rue, Ramel, etc. in consequence of the 18th Fructidor, (September 4, 1797) containing a variety of important facts relative to that revolution, and to the voyage, residence and escape of Barthelemy, Pichegru, etc.  From the French of General Ramel, commandant of the legislative body guard.
RAMEL General Narrative of the deportation to Cayenne, - of Barthelemy, Pichegru, Willot, Marbois, La Rue, Ramel, etc. in consequence of the 18th Fructidor, (September 4, 1797) containing a variety of important facts relative to that revolution, and to the voyage, residence and escape of Barthelemy, Pichegru, etc. From the French of General Ramel, commandant of the legislative body guard.

Dublin (1800)
122pp. 1st ed., some light toning, fine in modern cloth
£65.00


RODWAY James Guiana:  British, Dutch and French.
RODWAY James Guiana:  British, Dutch and French.
RODWAY James Guiana: British, Dutch and French.

T. Fisher Unwin (1921)
318pp + plates and folding map. 2nd ed., clean in original cloth, back cover discoloured.
History and description of the Guianas. Very scarce.
£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


IJZERMAN Dr R. Outline of the Geology and Petrology of Surinam (Dutch Guiana).
IJZERMAN Dr R. Outline of the Geology and Petrology of Surinam (Dutch Guiana).

Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague (1931)
xv + 519pp + 48 photo plates + 2 folding maps in rear pocket. 1st ed., very fine in original red. cloth.
£85.00


LONDON MISSIONARY SOCIETY The London Missionary Society
LONDON MISSIONARY SOCIETY The London Missionary Society's Report - of the Proceedings against the late Rev. J. Smith, of Demerara, Minister of the Gospel, who was tried under Martial Law, and condemned to death, on a charge of aiding and assisting in a rebellion of the negro slaves; from a full and correct copy, transmitted to England by Mr Smith's Counsel, and including the documentary evidence omitted in the Parliamentary Copy; with an Appendix containing the letters and statements of Mr and Mrs Smith, Mrs Elliot, Mr Arrindell, &c, and, also, the Society's Petition to the House of Commons. The whole published under the authority of the directors of the said society

London. Published by F. Westley (1824)
vii + 204pp. 1st ed., very clean in original blue boards, spine mostly chipped away.
John Smith became known as 'the Demerara Martyr' and died in prison awaiting the result of an appeal in England.
£450.00


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TOWNSEND W.A. and HOWE F.G. The postage stamps and postal history of British Guiana. R.P.S. 1970 423 large pp + 37 plates (5 in colour). 1st ltd. ed. of 500 copies, fine in original maroon cloth. Comprehensive handbook. Recommended.
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WADDINGTON R. A Chart of the Coast of Guayana, From the Entrance of the River Orinoco to the Entrance of the River Amazones. London, J. Mount & Page, The English Pilot, the 4th book. 1793 Large engraved chart with hand coloured outline with inset maps of the Orinoco and Surinam rivers. Fine. 25 x 19"
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CLICHE JEANNIN EDITION DU MAGASIN LA CONSCIENCE Cayenne (Guyanne Francaise) - Batiment interieur de l'Hopital Colonial - Conseil de Sante. No 110 Old French Guiana postcard used in 1928 but not addressed. Fine.
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