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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.
|JAMAICA Guide to Jamaica.|
Jamaica Tourist Association (1924)
lxviii + 110pp + folding map and plates. Frontispiece loose otherwise clean in original card covers.
|1839 (19 July) An Act to provide for the Enactment of certain laws in the island of Jamaica.|
|TROLLOPE A. The West Indies and the Spanish Main.|
Frank Cass & Co (1968)
iv + 395pp. Facsimile reprint of 2nd ed., fine in original green cloth.
Written by the author while on Post Office business in the West Indies to re-organise the Colonial Post Offices and to undertake postal treaties with the Spanish colonies. Much on Jamaica also chapters on Barbados, Bermuda, Cuba, Trinidad and St Thomas.
|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)
Half title + xviii + 352pp. 1st ed., very clean in contemporary half calf with marbled boards. A very fine copy.
There are no plates with this edition and none are called for. From research I have discovered that some copies come with a frontispiece while copies from I believe only the second ed. come with 5 litho plates. The author found the slaves to be happy and content and attacks Wilberforce and the Methodist ministers.
|WRIGHT I.A. The Spanish version of Sir Anthony Shirley's raid of Jamaica, 1597.|
Hispanic American Historical Review (1922)
22pp. Contemporary reprint from journal in original boards retaining card covers. Small library h/s's.
Extracts from 4 previously unpublished documents existing in the Archivo General De Indias, Seville. Very scarce.
|WRIGHT P. Lady Nugent's Journal - of her residence in Jamaica from 1801 to 1805.|
Institute of Jamaica (1966)
xxxiv + 331pp + plates, revised ed., fine in torn D/W.
Lady Nugent's husband was governor of Jamaica. Gives a vivid impression of planter society.
|UNDERHILL E.B. The West Indies: - Their Social and Religious Condition.|
Jackson, Walford and Hodder (1862)
x + 493pp. 1st ed., lacking front end papers and prelim., title page with tone spots, in worn original green pictorial cloth, corners bumped.
Sections on Bahamas, Cuba, Trinidad, Haiti and Jamaica. The tour described in the book was undertaken at the request of the Treasurer and Committee of the Baptist Missionary Society following emancipation.
|URE J. The Quest for Captain Morgan.|
Constable, London (1983)
231pp. 1st ed., fine in D/W.
Retracing the footsteps of the famous pirate who became governor of Jamaica.
|VILLIERS-STUART H. Adventures amidst equatorial forests and rivers of South America; - Also in the West Indies and the wilds of Florida. To which is added 'Jamaica revisited.'|
John Murray, London (1891)
268 + xxi pp + plates and folding map. 8vo. Slightly shaken in original very worn pictorial cloth.
The author was a liberal politician and an adventurous traveller. This volume covers his travels in Surinam, the Orinoco, Florida and the Caribbean with much on Jamaica. Attractive line drawings.
|WARD C.J. Worlds Fair. Jamaica at Chicago. - An account descriptive of the colony of Jamaica with historical and other appendices.|
Wm. J. Pell, New York (1893)
95pp + folding map. 1st ed., fine in original blue decorated cloth.
Good description of all the parishes of the island with attractive photo illustrations.
|STONE C. Electoral Behaviour and Public Opinion in Jamaica.|
Uni. of the W.I. (1974)
107pp. 1st ed. Paperback. Some light pencil underlining.
|TIMPSON G.F. Jamaican Interlude. - 1821-1941|
Ed. J. Burrow & Co., Ltd (1938)
xiii + 87pp + tipped in Addendum + plates. 1st ed., fine in blue card covers.
Written by a former Governor the work concentrates on the period around emancipation and apprenticeship.
|REID Cap. M. The Maroon: - or, planter life in Jamaica.|
New York (1874)
383pp + engraved plates. Fine in blue original cloth.
A fictional work set at the end of the C18th giving a good picture of West Indian life.
|ROBINSON C. Fight for Freedom.|
Kingston Publishers Ltd. (1987)
xiii + 178pp. 1st ed. Paperback. Fine.
Description of slave resistence in Jamaica before emancipation.
|ROUSSEAU P.H.O. Negotiating Change. - Pat Rousseau and the Bauxite Negotiations 1974-7.|
ix + 158pp. 1st ed., fine in fine D/W.
Bauxite industry in Jamaica.
|ROY N. No Black Sparrows.|
217pp. Paperback. Fine.
Novel set in Jamaica in the 1930's by Jamaican writer.
|SALKEY A. Anancy's Score.|
Bogle-L'Ouverture Pubs. (1973)
178pp. 1st ed., very fine in almost fine D/W.
Collection of short stories illustrated by Jamaican artist, Errol Lloyd.
|SALKEY A. Come home, Malcolm Heartland.|
Hutchinsons of London (1976)
206pp. 1st ed., fine in almost fine D/W.
Novel about a Jamaican lawyer living in England.
|SCOTT Sir S.D. To Jamaica and Back.|
Chapman & Hall, London (1876)
viii + 324pp + frontispiece. 1st ed., clean in original worn cloth, spine badly worn at top and contents shaken but with no loose pages.
Description of the island written by a British military historian. Very scarce.