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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.
|GARDNER W.J. A History of Jamaica from Its Discovery By Christopher Columbus to the Year 1872. - Including an Account of its Trade and Agriculture; Sketches of the Manners, Habits, and Customs of all Classes of its Inhabitants |
London: T. Fisher Unwin (1909)
xvi + 510pp + folding map. Mostly clean in original slightly marked cloth.
|[EGERTON Charles Calvert] The Journal of an Unfortunate Prisoner, on board the British Prison Ship Loyalist, in Jamaica, - from November 1, 1812 to April 5, 1813. Together with some interesting occurrences on his passage home.|
Baltimore: Printed for the author (n.d.)
82pp. 1st ed., small piece missing from lower margin of first 8pp and last page torn with considerable loss. Otherwise clean in old worn half calf.
Concerning the war of 1812. Rare.
|SHIPLEY Sir Arthur E. Islands West Indian - Aegean|
Hopkinson & Co., London (1924)
xii + 139pp + plates. 1st ed., clean in original faded cloth.
Chapters on Barbados, British Guiana, Jamaica, Trinidad and Greek Islands.
|GAUNT Mary Reflection in Jamaica.|
viii + 258pp + plates. 1st ed., light tone spotting throughout but mostly affecting margins.
Description of day to day life in the island.
|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, spine a little faded.
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.
|TREVES Sir Frederick The Cradle of the Deep. - An account of a voyage to the West Indies.|
London: Smith, Elder & Co (1913)
xii + 378pp + plates. Clean in slightly worn original cloth.
An important work with good sections on Barbados, Jamaica and St Kitts Nevis.
|WRIGHT Philip Lady Nugent's Journal - of her residence in Jamaica from 1801 to 1805.|
Institute of Jamaica (1966)
xxxiv + 331pp + plates, revised ed., fine in D/W.
Lady Nugent's husband was governor of Jamaica. Gives a vivid impression of planter society.
|SEALY Theodore and HART Herbert Jamaica's banana industry: a history of the banana industry with particular reference to the part played by the Jamaica Banana Producers Association, Ltd.|
Jamaica Banana Producers Association, Ltd. (1984)
114pp + index and plates. 1st ed., fine in card covers.
|ANON Art of Haiti and Jamaica. - A loan exhibition.|
Art Gallery Center for Inter-American Relations, New York (1968)
36 + 4pp. Clean in card covers.
|DE LISSER Herbert G. Jane's Career. A story of Jamaica.|
Africana Pub. Co. (1971)
207pp. Reprint of 1914 ed., fine in original cloth.
Historical novel set in Jamaica.
|BOXER David Jamaican Art 1922-1982: Selections from the National Collectiion and works on extended loan to the National Gallery of Jamaica|
National Gallery of Jamaica (1983)
88 large pp. 1st ed., clean in card covers. Binding needs re-gluing.
|STARK James H. Stark's Jamaica Guide (illustrated) - Containing a description of everything relating to Jamaica of which the visitor or resident may desire information.|
viii + 209pp + plates, folding maps and ads. 1st ed., clean in pictorial cloth, some plates loose, contents shaken. Cloth worn and spine damaged where catalogue number removed. Ex New York Evening Post so no library h/s's.
Early guide with good photo illustrations and some engraved views.
|MACMILLAN Allister The West Indies Illustrated. - Historical and descriptive, commercial and industrial, facts, figures and resources.|
412 large pp + maps. 1st ed., clean in worn original cloth, rebacked with new end papers.
An important work with chapters on each island giving details of the companys on each island and with many fine photo plates. Substantial sections on Barbados, British Guiana, Jamaica and Trinidad. Scarce.
|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., ex Manchester Geographical Society library with small h/s on title page otherwise clean in original blue decorated cloth, shaken.
Good description of all the parishes of the island with attractive photo illustrations.
|UNDERHILL Edward Bean The Tragedy of Morant Bay. - A narrative of the disturbances in the island of Jamaica in 1865.|
London: Alexander & Shepheard (1895)
xix + 219pp. 1st ed., light to moderate tone spotting throughout. Clean original cloth binding.
|HILL S.A. Who's who in Jamaica. - A Biennial Biographical record containing the careers of principal public men and women of Jamaica.|
255pp + plates and advertisments. 1st ed., small stain affecting margin of last pages. Binding poor.
A valuable resource and a very scarce book on Jamaica.
|COLONIAL OFFICE Accounts and Papers: Thirty-Nine Volumes. Colonies - Jamaica. Session 1 February - 10 August 1866. Vol LI.|
House of Commons (1866)
Includes, 'Copy of the Correspondence in relation to the Removal of Mr G.W. Gordon from the Magistracy in Jamaica.' (42pp) Copies of a letter from Dr Underhill (58pp) Copy or Extracts of correspondence between the Board of Admiralty and Admiral Hope on the conduct of naval officers in the recent deplorable occurrences in Jamaica (30pp) Copy of a despatch from Edward Cardwell to Sir H.K. Storks (262pp) Further Papers relative to the disturbances in Jamaica (45 + 27 + 279 + 106pp) Clean in modern quarter cloth. A few small library h/s's of 'The Law Society' otherwise clean.
|COLONIAL OFFICE Papers Relating To The Disturbances In Jamaica|
Houses of Parliament (1866)
5 parts. Part I. iv + 260pp, Part II. 45pp, Part III. 27pp. Folio. Bound with 'Report of the Jamaica Royal Commission, 1866,' 1162pp + large folding map. Bound in library cloth. Mostly very clean but title page of second part damaged and map of "County of Surrey in the Island of Jamaica' reinforced along folds.
Detailed contemporary analysis of the events surrounding the Morant Bay rebellion. Many fascinating eyewitness statements.
|TOWN PLANNING DEPARTMENT The National Atlas of Jamaica|
Kingston, Jamaica (1971)
79 large pp. 1st ed., small library h/s on title page otherwise clean in tone spotted original card covers.
|1884 Report of the Royal Commission appointed in December 1882, to inquire into the Public Revenues, Expenditure, Debts, and Liabilities of the islands of Jamaica, Grenada, St Vincent, Tobago and St Lucia; and the Leeward Islands.|
H.M.S.O., London (1884)
4 parts bound in modern cloth. 246 + 203 + 193 + 23 + folding maps and charts. Small neat 'National Liberal Club' h/s on title page. Fine condition. Includes large folding map of Jamaica.
A very detailed report with transcripts of depositions from many sources giving a fascinating incite into the problems faced by the islands.