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ANON The Wesleyan Missionary Notices, relating principally to the Foreign Missions first established by The Rev. John Wesley, A.M., the Rev. Dr Coke, and others, and now carried on under the Direction of the Methodist Conference. - New Series Volume III for the year 1845.
ANON The Wesleyan Missionary Notices, relating principally to the Foreign Missions first established by The Rev. John Wesley, A.M., the Rev. Dr Coke, and others, and now carried on under the Direction of the Methodist Conference. - New Series Volume III for the year 1845.
ANON The Wesleyan Missionary Notices, relating principally to the Foreign Missions first established by The Rev. John Wesley, A.M., the Rev. Dr Coke, and others, and now carried on under the Direction of the Methodist Conference. - New Series Volume III for the year 1845.

London (1846)
Bound with Vols IV and V published in 1847 and 1848. Clean in worn and damaged olf half calf.
Much on missions in the West Indies.
£90.00


Lawrence-Archer James Henry MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS OF THE BRITISH WEST INDIES From the Earliest Date with Genealogical and Historical Annotations from Original Local and Other Sources Illustrative of the Histories and Genealogies of the Seventeenth Century.
Lawrence-Archer James Henry MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS OF THE BRITISH WEST INDIES From the Earliest Date with Genealogical and Historical Annotations from Original Local and Other Sources Illustrative of the Histories and Genealogies of the Seventeenth Century.

Chatto & Windus, London (1875)
xii + 442 large pp. Thick royal quarto (9 x 12") 1st ed., fine clean copy in worn original cloth, lacking label to spine.
An important genealogical work. Mostly on Jamaica but with short chapters on most of the islands.
£100.00


URBAN Sylvanus New Regulations with respect to the trade of the colonies in the West Indies and America.
URBAN Sylvanus New Regulations with respect to the trade of the colonies in the West Indies and America.

Gentleman's Magazine (May 1766)
4pp article in complete issue of the magazine. Disbound. Fine.
£5.00


CARIBNET Journal of the Caribbean Studies International Network. - Issue 1
CARIBNET Journal of the Caribbean Studies International Network. - Issue 1

University of London (1998)
118 large pp. Fine in card covers.
Includes article on 'Resistance against slave labour: forced migration, maroon society and the struggle in the Caribbean by W. Heilbron.
£15.00


CARIBNET Journal of the Caribbean Studies International Network. - Issue 2
CARIBNET Journal of the Caribbean Studies International Network. - Issue 2

University of London (1999)
213 large pp. Fine in card covers.
Includes article on Edward Long and pre emancipation Jamaica.
£15.00


CARIBNET Journal of the Caribbean Studies International Network. - Issue 3
CARIBNET Journal of the Caribbean Studies International Network. - Issue 3

University of London (2000)
72 large pp. Fine in card covers.
Includes article on Caribs in Dominica.
£15.00


SLAVERY Brief remarks on the Slave Registry Bill; - and upon a special report of the African Institution, recommending that measure.
SLAVERY Brief remarks on the Slave Registry Bill; - and upon a special report of the African Institution, recommending that measure.
SLAVERY Brief remarks on the Slave Registry Bill; - and upon a special report of the African Institution, recommending that measure.

London (1816)
67pp + table. 1st ed., in later quarter cloth with marbled boards. Fine.
'Denies the central Government's right to regulate the colonies' internal affairs. Denies that illegal importations of slaves had been taking place. Holds that the island slave laws were salutary and were faithfully carried out.' (Ragatz)
£120.00


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.
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.
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., clean in slightly worn original cloth.
A scarce work on military history.
£35.00


RUBIN Vera (Editor) Caribbean Studies: A Symposium
RUBIN Vera (Editor) Caribbean Studies: A Symposium

Uni of Washington Press (1960)
viii + 124pp. 2nd ed., clean in worn original cloth.
Articles by various authors.
£6.00


WALNE Peter Guide to Manuscript Sources for the History of Latin America and the Caribbean in the British Isles
WALNE Peter Guide to Manuscript Sources for the History of Latin America and the Caribbean in the British Isles

Oxford University Press (1973)
xx + 580pp. 1st ed., very fine in fine D/W.
£20.00


CALDECOTT A. The Church in the West Indies
CALDECOTT A. The Church in the West Indies

S.P.C.K. (1898)
275pp + frontispiece map and publisher's catalogue at rear. 1st ed., small h/s on title page and foxing to title page and map otherwise clean in original worn decorated cloth.
£30.00


MONTGOMERY James The West Indies and other poems.
MONTGOMERY James The West Indies and other poems.

London (1814)
160pp. 4th ed., fine in original decorated full calf. A very fine copy.
Long poem written in honour of the abolition of the African slave trade by the British Legislature in 1807.
£50.00


Means Philip Ainsworth Spanish Main Focus of Envy 1492 1700.
Means Philip Ainsworth Spanish Main Focus of Envy 1492 1700.

New York: Gordian Press (1965)
xi + 278pp. Reprint of 1931 ed., fine in original cloth.
History of the Spanish conquest of the Caribbean and wars between the colonial powers.
£15.00


PORTER J. Sir Edw. Seaward
PORTER J. Sir Edw. Seaward
PORTER J. Sir Edw. Seaward's narrative of his shipwreck, - and discovery of certain islands in the Caribbean sea; with a detail of many extraordinary and highly interesting events in his life, from the year 1733 to 1749.

William P. Nimmo, London (1878)
634pp. Fine in decorated cloth.
A fictional work which created a great sensation at the time as the editor asserted that the diary was genuine. When pressed on the matter, she said 'Sir Walter Scott had his great secret: I must be allowed to keep my little one.' Sabin 64323.
£60.00


ANON Windward Islands.
ANON Windward Islands.

Quebec Steamship Co. (1890 (circa))
36pp. Clean in detached card covers.
Includes some good photo views mostly of Bermuda.
£40.00


WALCOTT Clyde Island Cricketers.
WALCOTT Clyde Island Cricketers.

Hodder and Stoughton (1958)
188pp + plates. 1st ed., former owner's name on f.e.p. otherwise fine in very good D/W which has some loss at foot of spine.
£12.00


ANON Windward Islands.
ANON Windward Islands.

Quebec Steamship Company Ltd (1905)
32pp. Fine in card covers.
Brochure with photo views of the islands.
£65.00


MONTMINY M. l
MONTMINY M. l'abbe Theophile De Quebec aux Antilles. Notes de Voyage.

Quebec: J.A. Langlais (1888)
195 + [2]pp. 1st ed., slightly browned in shaken original brown cloth.
Descriptions of most of the French and British islands in the Caribbean.
£25.00


WEDEMEYER A.J.D. On Sapphire Seas, - or cruising in the Tropics.  A souvenir of the special cruise of the S.S. Madiana to Bermuda, the West Indies and Demerara, in February and March, nineteen hundred and two.
WEDEMEYER A.J.D. On Sapphire Seas, - or cruising in the Tropics. A souvenir of the special cruise of the S.S. Madiana to Bermuda, the West Indies and Demerara, in February and March, nineteen hundred and two.

Ernest Hart Printing Co., New York (1903)
112pp. 1st ed., mostly clean in worn and faded original illustrated blue cloth. 7 x 10." With the bookplate of Dorothy A. Bernhardt and inscribed on f.e.p. 'Compliments of Herman Bernhardt to Master Herbert Bernhardt.'
Illustrated with many photo plates with good chapters on Barbados and Guiana and including a detailed account of the wreck of the steamship Madiana on the North Rock of Bermuda. There are two photo plates which show the Bernhardt's as passengers on board.
£150.00


DAVY John The West Indies, Before and Since Slave Emancipation: Comprising the Windward and Leeward Islands Military Command; Founded on Notes and Observations collected during a three years
DAVY John The West Indies, Before and Since Slave Emancipation: Comprising the Windward and Leeward Islands Military Command; Founded on Notes and Observations collected during a three years
DAVY John The West Indies, Before and Since Slave Emancipation: Comprising the Windward and Leeward Islands Military Command; Founded on Notes and Observations collected during a three years' residence.

London: W. & F.G. Cash (1854)
viii + 551pp + publisher's catalogue, folding hand coloured map. 1st ed., small library h/s's on back of title page, map with small tear along fold, otherwise clean in original blindstamped cloth, rebacked and with some restoration.
The author, an inspector general of army hospitals, was attached to the Windward and Leeward Islands military command from 1845 to 1848. His duties kept him chiefly in Barbados but he visited the stations on numerous neighbouring islands from time to time as well. He was chiefly interested in the then state of agriculture and in labour problems, and his observations along those lines are of great value. (Ragatz)
£375.00


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CAMERON John The Wreck Of The West India Steam-Ship Tweed S.P.C.K., London 1847 100pp. 1st ed., original blind-stamped cloth lightly rubbed. A fine copy with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. The Tweed was an R.M.S.P. which had sailed from Southampton in 1846 with mails for the West Indies.
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