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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.
|BRYCE Wyatt Historic Port Royal.|
Tourist Trade Development Board, Kingston (1952)
80pp + 2 folding maps. 1st ed., fine in original cloth.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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., some foxing throughout, worm damage to binding. Some pen annotations to text. Crudely rebound in boards lacking original card covers.
|LUCKOCK Benjamin Jamaica. Enslaved and free.|
London, The Religious Tract Society (1846)
192pp. 1st ed., bound with 'Our Song Birds' and 'Life of Julius Caesar' both published by the Religious Tract Society. Fine in old half calf with marbled boards.
History of Jamaica with chapters on slavery and its abolition.
|CASSIDY F.G. Jamaica Talk. - Three hundred years of the English language in Jamaica.|
Institute of Jamaica (1961)
468pp. 1st ed., minor spotting to prelims. and page edges, otherwise clean in D/W.
|LINDSAY Colin The rise, progress, and termination of the Maroon War, - illustrated by a selection from public despatches and private correspondence of Alex. Earl of Balcarres, Governor and Commander-in-Chief in Jamaica. Narratives of the occupation and defence of St Lucie, 1779; and of the siege of Gibraltar, 1782.|
Wigan: Printed by C.S. Simms (1840)
xlviii + 259pp. 1st ed., very fine in original rather faded blind stamped cloth with slight damage to head of spine.
A rare work.
|ANON The Jamaica Movement, For Promoting the Enforcement of the Slave-Trade Treaties, - and The Suppression of the Slave-Trade; with Statements of Fact, Convention, and Law: Prepared at the Request of The Kingston Committee.|
London: Charles Gilpin (1850)
430pp. 1st ed., lacking front end paper otherwise very fine in original blind stamped cloth, spine faded.
|GOSSE Philip Henry A naturalist's sojourn in Jamaica.|
London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans (1851)
508pp + 8 tinted or coloured plates. 1st ed., clean in modern half calf.
An important early work with most attractive illustrations.
|SAMUEL Rev. Peter The Wesleyan - Methodist Missions, - in Jamaica and Honduras, delineated: containing a description of the principal stations. Together with a consecutive account of the rise and progress of the work of God at each.|
320pp + 33 litho plates. 1st ed., fine in original cloth with faded spine. Minor stains and spotting to plates as usual. Former owner's name in m/s on title page. 8vo.
The author was a missionary in Jamaica for 12 years. Very fine tinted litho plates, mostly of Mission houses in Jamaica.
|KING David The State and Prospects of Jamaica: - With Appended Remarks On Its Advantages for the Cure of Pulmonary Diseases: And Suggestions to Invalids and Others Going to That Colony.|
London: Johnstone and Hunter (1850)
xii + 235pp + publisher's catalogue. 1st ed., clean in original faded green cloth.
|STERNE Henry Statement of facts, submitted to the right Hon. Lord Glenelg. His Majesty's principal secretary of state for the colonies, preparatory to an appeal about to be made by the author, to the Commons of Great Britain, seeking redress for grievances of a most serious tendency, commited upon him, under the administration of his Excellency, the Marquis of Sligo, the late governor, and Sir Joshua Rowe, the present lord chief justice of the island of Jamaica, with an exposure of the present system of Jama|
London: Printed by J.C. Chappell (1837)
xii + 282pp + folding genealogical table + vii. 1st ed., clean in original silk covered boards. End papers damaged and last page of text with loss of some margin.
Attacks the state of justice and treatment of the freed slaves in Jamaica from 1834-36. The work contains details of numerous trials and inquests relating to miscarriages of justice, including documentation of severe flogging of freed slaves. Cundall 59.
|MONTULE E. A voyage to North America, and the West Indies, in 1817.|
London: Printed for Sir Richard Phillips and Co. (1821)
102pp + 6 plates. 1st ed., minor tone spotting otherwise clean in modern card covers.
Includes chapters on New York, Philadelphia, St Thomas, Jamaica and St Domingo.
|JAMAICA Sesqui-Centennial Anniversary of the Granting of a Charter to the City of Kingston Jamaica, B.W.I. - 1802 - 1952. Official Souvenir Album.|
Kingston & St Andrew Corporation (1952)
76 large pp. 1st ed., original pictorial boards. Light water stain affecting top right corner of most pages otherwise clean. 8.5 x 11"
Historical essays by various authors on the city's past with many illustrations.
|CUNDALL F. 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. Pages lightly browned and title page foxed otherwise clean in fine orig. cloth in fair original D/W.
Important historical study.
|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.|
7 large pp. 1st ed., clean in paper covers.
|ANON Jamaica, the land of streams and woods. 1913-1914.|
Jamaica Tourist Association (1913)
ix + 103pp + folding map. 1st ed., clean in original paper covers.
Guide book with many interesting old adverts and front and rear.
|DALLAS R.C. The History of the Maroons, From Their Origin to the Establishment of Their Chief Tribe at Sierra Leone: Including the Expedition to Cuba, From the Purpose of Procuring Spanish Chasseurs; And the State of the Island of Jamaica for the Last Ten Years: With a Succinct History of the Island Previous to that Period.|
London: Printed by A. Strahan, for T. N. Longman and O. Rees (1803)
xiiI, cxiv, 359 pp + xi, [i], 514, [ii] pp + folding maps and plates. 1st ed., in modern half calf. Volume 2 with water stains affecting first few and last few pages also last few pages with creases.