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Below is a list of my stock of old secondhand and antiquarian books on Cuba for sale.
There are a huge number of books written on Cuba, mostly on the period after 1953. Books on Cuba from the nineteenth century are not so easy to come by.
|CHILCOTE Ronald H. and LUTJENS Sheryl Cuba, 1953-1978: A Bibliographic Guide to the Literature|
Kraus International Publications (1986)
2 vols. 1387pp. est ed., very fine in fine original blue cloth.
|S.S. SPENCER Havana Price Current - Vol. 57, No 64.|
2pp. Locally printed. Clean. 9 x 11"
|HUMBOLDT A. The Island of Cuba, - translated from the Spanish with notes and preliminary essay by J.S. Thrasher.|
Derby & Jackson, New York (1856)
397pp + folding map + publisher's catalogue. Fine in worn original pink cloth, frayed at top of spine.
|JAY W.M.L. My winter in Cuba.|
E.P. Dutton & Co., New York (1871)
vi + 296pp + adverts. 1st ed., clean in original green decorated cloth. Octavo.
Description of the domestic side of Cuban life as seen by the author.
|KIMBALL R.B. Cuba and the Cubans; - comprising a history of the island of Cuba, its present social, political and domestic condition; also its relation to England and the United States.|
New York (1850)
255pp + map + publisher's catalogue. 1st ed., minor tone spotting to title page and map and light browning throughout. Some pencil marks in margins. Original worn green blindstamped cloth.
|MACKIE J.M. From Cape Cod to Dixie and the Tropics.|
New York (1864)
422pp. 1st ed., lightly browned throughout otherwise clean in worn original cloth.
Includes chapters on the Bahamas, Bermuda and Cuba.
|McQUADE J. The cruise of the Montauk - to Bermuda, the West Indies and Florida.|
Thomas R. Know & Co., New York (1885)
xv + 441pp + engraved plates. Tone spotting to frontispiece otherwise very clean in original pictorial cloth, front hinge shaken.
Description of cruise calling at Bermuda, St Kitts, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, Trinidad, Curacao, Jamaica and Cuba, illustrated with attractive wood engravings.
|NORTON A.J. Norton's complete hand-book of Havana and Cuba - containing full information for the tourist, settler, and investor; also an account of the American military occupation.|
Rand McNally & Co., Chicago (1900)
324pp + plates and folding map. 1st ed., fine in slightly worn original cloth.
|TURNBULL D. Travels in the West. - Cuba with notices on Porto Rico, and the Slave Trade.|
Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans (1840)
xvi + 574pp + publisher's catalogue + frontispiece map. 1st ed., title page and frontispiece browned and small biro marks on title page otherwise very clean in modern quarter calf with new end papers.
Key work on Cuba and the slave trade especially in relation to America, produced by the British Consul at Havana.
|WILSON T. Transatlantic sketches; - or Travelling Reminiscences of the West Indies and United States.|
179pp. 1st ed., inscribed by the author on front end paper, clean in worn original cloth.
Chapters on Cuba and Trinidad with much on sugar cultivation and social life in Havana.
|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.
|WOLLASTON N. Red Rumba - A journey through the Caribbean and Central America.|
Hodder & Stoughton (1962)
231pp + plates. 1st ed., fine in worn D/W.
Good travel book in which the author describes his four and half month visit to the Caribbean. Includes account of Cuba, Dominican Republic shortly after the assassination of President Trujillo and Haiti.
|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.
|VALDES N.P. and LIEUWEN E. The Cuban revolution. - A research study guide (1959-1969).|
Uni. of New Mexico (1971)
230pp. 1st ed., fine in D/W.
Bibliography of 4000 works arranged thematically.
|STEELE J.W. Cuban sketches.|
G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York (1881)
220pp + publisher's ads. 1st ed., clean in modern red cloth binding.
Good description of life on the island.
|RECKFORD B. Does Fidel eat more than your father? - Cuban Opinion.|
Andre Deutsch (1971)
191pp. 1st ed., clean in D/W.
A Jamaican playwright investigates Cuba.
|LEVINE B.B. The New Cuban Presence in the Caribbean.|
Westview Press (1983)
xii + 274pp. Paperback. Clean.
|JONES C.L. The Caribbean since 1900.|
Prentice-Hall, Inc., New York (1936)
511pp. 1st ed., ex library still very good in original blue cloth.
Political history of the region with chapters devoted to Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic and Latin American countries.
|LEAF E. Isles of rhythm.|
A.S. Barnes & Co., New York (1948)
211pp. 1st ed., fine in original cloth. Damage to head of spine.
Enthusiastic study of dance in the Caribbean, profusely illust. with photos by the author. Chapters on Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica Virgin Is. and Trinidad.
|LESTER G. In sunny seas: - chapters treating chiefly of the Bahama islands and Cuba.|
xv + 144pp + plates. 1st ed., some minor tone spotting otherwise clean in rose pictorial cloth, spine badly faded.
Description of life in Methodist missions on the islands with good photo plates by J.F. Coonley.