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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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|DYDE Brian A West Indian Romance. - A true story of love and seafaring in the Caribbean.|
Paradise Press (2012)
x + 236pp. 1st ed., new in card covers.
Autobiography of a English naval officer and the young Antiguan woman he met while captain of a ship sent to carry out survey work in the Caribbean in the 1970's.
|1851 Montserrat manuscript statement under Oath taken at the Court House in Plymouth.|
10pp. Some damage and loss but readable.
Case of the Queen vs Thomas Jeffers. Statement of Paul Sweeny of Parish of St Anthony who had been beaten by the accused.
|ANON Scenic Views of St Lucia.|
Clarke & Co (n.d.)
19 folding views in card wallet.
Most views as seen on postcards but some unusual views including close up of the steamer M.L. Hewanorra and a plan of Castries. The M.L. Hewanorra connects the towns and villages on the Leewards Coast with Castries according to the description on the inside of the card cover.
|ANON Barbados. Island in the Sun.|
Carib Publicity Co Ltd (n.d.)
64pp. Illustrated guide book, circa 1960, fine in card covers.
|FIRTH C.H. The narrative of General Venables - with an appendix of papers relating to the expedition to the West Indies and the conquest of Jamaica, 1654-1655.|
Longmans, Green & Co (1900)
180pp. 1st ed., very fine in original cloth.
A scarce work on military history.
|BOURDIN Georges Histoire De/ History of St. Barthelemy.|
Henry Porter (1978)
458pp. 1st ed., minor foxing particularly to page edges otherwise clean.
Illustrated history with text in French and English.
|ANON Flag, Anthem, and Emblem of Saba.|
Island Government of Saba (1985)
12pp + loose page with emblem printed on card. 1st ed., clean in original paper covers.
|BRADFORD Mary F. Side trips in Jamaica.|
Sherwood Pub. Co. (1902)
100pp + 2 folding plans. 1st ed., ex Uni. Library with h/s's on reverse of title page otherwise clean in badly shaken original pictorial cloth.
|SCHAW Janet and ANDREWS E.W. (Ed.) Journal of a Lady of Quality; Being the Narrative of a Journey from Scotland to the West Indies, North Carolina, and Portugal, in the Years 1774-1776.|
New Haven: Yale Uni. Press (1939)
351pp + plates. Ex reference library with few small h/s's and mark on spine otherwise clean in original half cloth with marbled boards.
Includes sections on Antigua and St Kitts.
|TREVES Sir Frederick The Cradle of the Deep. - An account of a voyage to the West Indies.|
London: John Murray (1934)
xii + 378pp + plates. Some light foxing particularly to page edges otherwise clean in slightly worn original cloth.
An important work with good sections on Barbados, Jamaica and St Kitts Nevis.
|BELL Sir Hesketh Glimpses of a Governor's Life.|
London (1950 (circa))
212pp + plates. Ex public library with h/s's, in worn original cloth. A good reading copy only.
Mostly on his time as governor of Dominica.
|SHYLLON Folarin James Ramsay: The Unknown Abolitionist.|
viii + 144pp. 1st ed., clean in D/W.
The author spent 18 years in the West Indies and wrote an early abolitionist work, 'An essay on the Treatment and Conversion of African Slaves in the British Sugar Colonies,' in 1784.
|GRATUS Jack The Great White Lie: Slavery, Emancipation and Changing Racial Attitudes.|
Hutchinson of London (1973)
324pp + plates. 1st ed., clean in worn and torn D/W.
|WAFER, Lionel, edited, introduction, notes by L. E. Elliott Joyce A New Voyage and Description of the Isthmus of America; - with Wafer's Secret Report (1898) and Davis's Expedition to the Gold Mines (1704)|
Oxford, The Hakluyt Society (1934)
lxxi, 221pp, 4 foldout plates, 4 folding maps including 2 coloured, index. Very fine in slightly faded original pictorial cloth.
The author was a surgeon on buccaneering expeditions in Darien, the West Indies and the Pacific from 1680 to 1688.
|ANON Official Guide to the Botanic Gardens, Dominica: Illustrated: With an Index of the Principal Plants.|
No publisher stated but locally printed (1922)
59pp + xvi + plates and folding plan of the gardens. 1st ed., fine in original card covers.
|PARSONS E.C. Folk tales of Andros Island, Bahamas.|
American Folk-Lore Society, New York (1918)
Half title + xx + 167pp + . 1st ed., clean in original maroon cloth with worn spine plus a dent affecting boards at right but barely affecting pages.
Stories in local dialect also songs.
|PEGGS Deans A short history of the Bahamas.|
Nassau Daily Tribune (1951)
36pp + folding map. 1st ed., clean in pink card covers.
|PEGGS Deans A short history of the Bahamas.|
Dean Peggs Research Fund (1959)
45pp + plates and folding map. 3rd ed., foxing to covers otherwise clean in blue card covers.
|BAHAMAS A Selection of Historic Buildings of the Bahamas. - A booklet of the exhibition held at the Public Records Office, Mackey Street, 17-25 February 1975.|
44pp. Clean in card covers.
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