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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.

Postage and packing is extra but costs are kept to a minimum.  On overseas orders I can offer cheap shipping per airmail M Bag service where total weight is over 1.5kg (3lbs) Cost will be advised after you have submitted your order and before payment is taken.


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STURGE Joseph and HARVEY Thomas The West Indies in 1837; - being the journal of a visit to Antigua, Montserrat, Dominica, St Lucia, Barbadoes, and Jamaica; undertaken for the purpose of ascertaining the actual condition of the negro population of those islands.
STURGE Joseph and HARVEY Thomas The West Indies in 1837; - being the journal of a visit to Antigua, Montserrat, Dominica, St Lucia, Barbadoes, and Jamaica; undertaken for the purpose of ascertaining the actual condition of the negro population of those islands.

Frank Cass & Co (1968)
ix + 476pp + two folding maps. Facsimile reprint of 1838 ed., fine in stained D/W with staining to end papers.
An important work on slavery.
£25.00


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


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


CLARK Brigadier S.F. The Royal Tour Outward Bound. Part One
CLARK Brigadier S.F. The Royal Tour Outward Bound. Part One

Pitkin Pictorials (1954)
32pp. 1st ed., clean in card covers.
Includes 6pp on Bermuda and 8pp on Jamaica.
£6.00


TROLLOPE Anthony The West Indies and the Spanish Main.
TROLLOPE Anthony The West Indies and the Spanish Main.
TROLLOPE Anthony The West Indies and the Spanish Main.

Chapman & Hall, London (1860)
iv + 371pp + folding map. 4th ed., clean in worn original blind stamped 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.
£120.00


CAMPBELL Mavis C. The Maroons of Jamaica.  - 1655-1796
CAMPBELL Mavis C. The Maroons of Jamaica. - 1655-1796

Bergin & Garvey Publishers (1988)
vi + 296pp. 1st ed., foxing to page edges otherwise clean in discoloured original boards.
£40.00


GREY Earl The Colonial Policy of Lord John Russell
GREY Earl The Colonial Policy of Lord John Russell
GREY Earl The Colonial Policy of Lord John Russell's Administration.

Richard Bentley, London (1853)
2 vols. xxvii + 447pp + xii + 508pp. 2nd revised and enlarged ed., clean in modern half calf with marbled boards and new end papers. Faint library h/s on title pages only.
Good sections on Guiana, Jamaica, St Lucia and Trinidad and sections on other countries within the Commonwealth.
£200.00


BAIRD Robert Impressions and Experiences of the West Indies and North America in 1849
BAIRD Robert Impressions and Experiences of the West Indies and North America in 1849
BAIRD Robert Impressions and Experiences of the West Indies and North America in 1849

William Blackwood & Sons (1850)
2 vols. bound in one, vi + 329pp + iv + 315pp + two tinted frontispieces. 1st ed., remarkably clean copy with no foxing, bound in modern quarter calf with marbled boards.
Vol 1 gives the author's impressions as he travelled through the Caribbean islands with good sections on Antigua, Cuba, Jamaica, St Kitts Nevis and St Thomas while Vol 2 is concerned with the U.S.A.
£175.00


PULLEN BURY B. Jamaica as it is , 1903.
PULLEN BURY B. Jamaica as it is , 1903.

T. Fisher Unwin, London (1903)
xiv + 240pp + plates and map. 1st ed., lacking end papers otherwise mostly clean with just minor foxing in original slightly worn original cloth.
£36.00


GOSSE Philip H. Gosse
GOSSE Philip H. Gosse's Jamaica, 1844-45

Institute of Jamaica (1984)
xv + 195pp + plates. 1st ed., clean in faded D/W.
£12.00


JAMAICA Friends of the Georgian Society of Jamaica 2010 Tour
JAMAICA Friends of the Georgian Society of Jamaica 2010 Tour

F.G.S.J. (2010)
26 large pp. Fine in D/W.
Colour photos and line drawings of Georgian architecture in Jamaica.
£15.00


SMITH May Jeffrey Bird watching in Jamaica.
SMITH May Jeffrey Bird watching in Jamaica.

Pioneer Press, Kingston (1956)
159pp + plates (some in colour), 1st ed., some tone spotting, pages thumbed but a scarce work.
Attractive illustrations by the author's daughter (?)
£6.00


ROBERTSON E. Arnot The Spanish Town Papers: Some Sidelights on the American War of Independence.
ROBERTSON E. Arnot The Spanish Town Papers: Some Sidelights on the American War of Independence.

Cresset Press (1959)
199pp + plates. 1st ed., fine in worn D/W.
£5.00


MACMILLAN Judy Ann My Jamaica. The Paintings of Judy Ann Mac Millan
MACMILLAN Judy Ann My Jamaica. The Paintings of Judy Ann Mac Millan

Macmillan (2004)
155 large pp. 1st ed., fine in fine D/W.
£14.00


METCALF George Royal Government and Political Conflict in Jamaica 1729-1783
METCALF George Royal Government and Political Conflict in Jamaica 1729-1783

Longmans (1965)
xii + 256pp + plates. 1st ed., with bookplate of Lesley Lewis, fine in fine D/W.
£24.00


BINNEY Marcus Jamaica
BINNEY Marcus Jamaica's Heritage: An Untapped Resource

The Mill Press, Kingston (1991)
88 large pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
£25.00


PHILLIPPO James M. Jamaica:  its past and present state.
PHILLIPPO James M. Jamaica: its past and present state.

John Snow, London (1843)
xvi + 485pp + 8 of 10 engraved plates. 1st ed. mostly clean but with some foxing on plates in original blue cloth, rebacked with some loss of original spine. Sadly missing two plates.
The author was a Baptist missionary who spent 20 years in Jamaica. Geographical, historical and social surveys are included but greatest value lies in his description of the religious state of the island.
£40.00


BLACK Clinton V. Spanish Town: The Old Capital
BLACK Clinton V. Spanish Town: The Old Capital

Parish Council Of St. Catherine, Spanish Town, Jamaica (1960)
63pp. 1st ed., fine in fine D/W.
£24.00


BUCKLEY David The Right To Be Proud: A Brief Guide To Jamaican Heritage Sites
BUCKLEY David The Right To Be Proud: A Brief Guide To Jamaican Heritage Sites

Jamaica (2005)
60pp. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
£15.00


PALMER George W.J. Montego Bay. Its People & its Lodge. A history of the Friendly Lodge 383, Montego Bay, Jamaica, 1818-2000.
PALMER George W.J. Montego Bay. Its People & its Lodge. A history of the Friendly Lodge 383, Montego Bay, Jamaica, 1818-2000.

Published by the author (2003)
xv + 280pp. 1st ed., signed by author on title page, new in card covers.
£15.00


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