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There is a surprisingly rich resource of books on the West Indies.  Only a few books on the Caribbean are commonly found in bookshops but there are an enormous range of titles in existence.  There is a fine online bibliography of West Indies books, mostly sorted by author, compiled by Don Mitchell at http://books.ai

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JESSE Rev. C. Outlines of St Lucia
JESSE Rev. C. Outlines of St Lucia's History

St Lucia Archaeological & Historical Society (1986)
99pp. 4th ed., clean in card covers.
£8.00


PILGRIM John H. Snippets of St Lucia
PILGRIM John H. Snippets of St Lucia's History

The Standard, Castries, Saint Lucia (1960)
40pp. 1st ed., pages browned otherwise clean in card covers.
Very scarce.
£36.00


GRIEVE Symington Notes Upon the Island of Dominica (British West Indies);  - Containing Information for Settlers, Investors, Tourists, Naturalists, and Others With ... Crown Lands and Import and Export Duties.
GRIEVE Symington Notes Upon the Island of Dominica (British West Indies); - Containing Information for Settlers, Investors, Tourists, Naturalists, and Others With ... Crown Lands and Import and Export Duties.

London: Adam & Charles Black (1906)
126pp + photo plates and folding map. 1st ed., vex library with a few h/s's otherwise clean in worn and shaken original cloth.
Good early guide to the island.
£50.00


LOWENTHAL David The West Indies Federation: Perspectives on a New Nation (American Geographical Society)
LOWENTHAL David The West Indies Federation: Perspectives on a New Nation (American Geographical Society)

Columbia University Press, New York (1961)
142pp. 1st ed., signed by author on compliments slip, fine in D/W.
£10.00


ST VINCENT 1877-1997 100th Anniversary Diocese of the Windward Islands.
ST VINCENT 1877-1997 100th Anniversary Diocese of the Windward Islands.

St Vincent (1977)
48 large pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
Chapters on each island
£8.00


NICHOLSON Desmond V. The story of English Harbour, Antigua, West Indies
NICHOLSON Desmond V. The story of English Harbour, Antigua, West Indies

Historical & Archaeological Society (1991)
16 large pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
£7.00


SISTERS OF ST JOSEPH OF CLUNY IN THE CARIBBEAN 150 Years of Witness and Worship 1836-1986
SISTERS OF ST JOSEPH OF CLUNY IN THE CARIBBEAN 150 Years of Witness and Worship 1836-1986

Port of Spain (1986)
123 large pp. 1st ed., clean in card covers.
£9.00


CRANDALL Donald R. A military history of Montserrat W.I  Attacks, fortifications, cannons, defenders 1632-1815
CRANDALL Donald R. A military history of Montserrat W.I Attacks, fortifications, cannons, defenders 1632-1815

Published by the author (2000)
xxvi + 398 large pp. 1st ed., fine in spiral ring binding.
£30.00


JINKINS Dana and BOBROW Jill St Vincent and the Grenadines
JINKINS Dana and BOBROW Jill St Vincent and the Grenadines

Concepts Publishing (1985)
125 large pp. 1st ed., front end paper with some loss otherwise clean in D/W.
Fine colour photo views of the islands.
£4.00


BAKKER Piet Naar de West
BAKKER Piet Naar de West

Utrecht (1950)
73 large pp. 1st ed., clean in original pictorial boards.
Description of the Dutch Caribbean with tipped in colour photo views.
£8.00


STOUTE Edward Barbados: Yesterday and Today: a Collection of Photographs of Old Barbados (Parkinson
STOUTE Edward Barbados: Yesterday and Today: a Collection of Photographs of Old Barbados (Parkinson's Barbados No. 1)

Barbadian Heritage Publications Trust, Christ Church, Barbados (1979)
56 large pp. 1st ed., clean in card covers.
£8.00


PINTO Geoffrey de Sola Jamaican Houses: A Vanishing Legacy
PINTO Geoffrey de Sola Jamaican Houses: A Vanishing Legacy

De Sola Pinto Publishers (1993)
40 large pp. Clean in worn card covers.
£7.00


ANTIGUA Antigua Independence in Association
ANTIGUA Antigua Independence in Association

Antigua Ministry of Social Services (1967)
Large booklet on the island, fine in card covers.
£14.00


MITCHELL Carleton Islands to Windward: Cruising the Caribbees
MITCHELL Carleton Islands to Windward: Cruising the Caribbees

D. Van Nostrand Co (1955)
xvi + 295 large pp + plates. 2nd ed., clean in worn and faded original cloth.
Chapters on most of the islands.
£14.00


LYNN Bruce G. The Grenadines. Undiscovered Islands of the Caribbean.
LYNN Bruce G. The Grenadines. Undiscovered Islands of the Caribbean.

Dukane Press (1968)
Clean in worn D/W. Colour photos of island life.
£4.00


WATTERSON Gerald G. Tobago Heritage: Drawings of the Island
WATTERSON Gerald G. Tobago Heritage: Drawings of the Island's Past

Published by the author (1993)
57 large pp. 1st ed., fine in original pictorial boards.
£28.00


BRUGMAN Dr Ir. Frans H. The Monuments of Saba
BRUGMAN Dr Ir. Frans H. The Monuments of Saba

Walburg Instituut (1995)
168 large pp + cd in rear pocket. 1st ed., fine in fine D/W.
Study of architecture on the island of Saba
£60.00


VERTEUIL Anthony de Western Isles of Trinidad
VERTEUIL Anthony de Western Isles of Trinidad

Lithos Press, Trinidad (2006)
270 large pp. Revised ed., fine in pictorial boards.
Pictorial history. Recommended.
£24.00


HARTLAND Maj. M. A concise and illustrated Military History of Barbados. - 1627 - 2007.
HARTLAND Maj. M. A concise and illustrated Military History of Barbados. - 1627 - 2007.

Miller Publishing Co., Barbados (2007)
148 large pp. 1st ed., new in card covers.
Profusely illustrated history of the West India regiments and Barbados Volunteer Force. Highly recommended.
£10.00


HIGMAN B.W. Jamaica Surveyed. - Plantation maps and plans of late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
HIGMAN B.W. Jamaica Surveyed. - Plantation maps and plans of late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Institute of Jamaica (1988)
xv + 307 large pp. Clean in original card covers.
Profusely illustrated. Highly recommended.
£50.00


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Family history of Jamaica

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Sources of genealogy and historical information

Turks and Caicos Islands Museum

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