Marly : Or, a Planter's Life in Jamaica
Macmillan, 2005 First Thus. Book Condition: Near Fine. In stock, for immediate despatch. Size: 8" x 5.5" Approx. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 750 grams. Category: Fiction Classic & Modern ; ISBN: 0333974026. Inventory No: 0030945. (Book ref. 0030945) £7.00
Jimi Hendrix. Electric Gypsy.
London: William Heinemann, 1990 First edition. Cloth and dustjacket. 723pp. With colour photos in plates, and b & w photos in text . Full biography plus detailed appendices including chronology, discography, media appearances. Good+ in Good+ protected jacket. Light rubbing to cover edges, pages clean apart from light stain to margins of a few plates; previous owner's ex-libris plate inside front cover, and ink gift inscription on flyleaf. Jacket has small edges losses and is price-clipped. (Book ref. 20208) £20.00
A SHORT VIEW OF THE LIFE AND CHARACTER OF LIEUTENANT-GENERAL VILLETTES, Late Lieutenant-Governor and Commander of the Forces in Jamaica. to Which are Added, Letters Written during a Journey from Calais to Geneva, and St. Bernard, in the Year 1814 ... With an Appendix, containing a few Original Letters and Anecdotes of the late Madame Elizabeth de France.
Printed by Richard Cruttwell 1815. 1st Ed. Slim 8vo. T.p. + 159pp. Engraved port. frontis. Frontis. sl. spotted and lightly offset with sm. ink spot to fore-edge intruding sl. onto fore-edge of t.p. and front f.e.p., new e.ps., rebound in cloth lettered cloth, upper joint very sl. tender. Sabin 7014. US$106 (Book ref. 211418) £68.00
PIRATE PORT - THE STORY OF THE SUNKEN CITY OF PORT ROYAL
(World Publishing 1967 1st imp) Demy 8vo hbk illustrated boards. 190pp. bw ills. VG clean tight copy. (Book ref. 10336) £10.00
Permission to Blow Soot H.M.S. Jamaica
Newton, 1993. First Edition. Original Card. Very Good. Permission to Blow Soot is a worms-eye view of Operation Musketeer and a view of life on board HMS Jamaica on her last commission, 193 pgs, appendix, illus, front cover has minor creases, VG and scarce (Book ref. AB002242) £20.00
A High Wind in Jamaica
Penguin, 1949. First edition fiction title in the Penguin main series, numbered 694. Condition is very good; some rubbing to the spine edges. (Book ref. HAR6123) £4.00
Bob Marley: songs of freedom
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 1995. 074751853X First Edition. Hardcover. Good in Good dust jacket. Very clean, tightly bound larger format book with no inscriptions, in a bright unclipped dustjacket which is a little worn at the corners. Appears little used but the pages are slightly 'cockled'. 288 pages, colour & a few b/w photos, bibliography, index (Book ref. 36114) £18.00
The Captain's Story, or, Jamaica Sixty Years Since
London: RTS. Hardcover. Undated. 1880s. 8vo. Pictorial red cloth with gilt titles. Bevelled edges. Story had originally appeared in 'The Leisure Hour' magazine some years previously. 368 pp. AEG. B/w plates and pictorial chapter decorations. ffep and flyleaf loose. Rear endpaper removed. Inscr. to ffep and front pastedown (dated 1887). Light occasional foxing. Cloth a little frayed at joints and corners, though binding overall sound. FAIR (Book ref. 05763) £20.00
London, Penguin Books, 1962. 1st Penguin edition. Paperback. Covers and pages browned, otherwise good condition. (Book ref. 74) £5.00
British History: 1485-1688 (Documents for Historical Revision)
London: Edward Arnold, 1971. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0713116412 Bright condition, no previous ownership marks or highlighting, 58 pages; by examining contemporary documents and commentaries, the student becomes aware of the nature of historical evidence, and learns by practice how to evaluate it. Specimen questions are attached for the teacher to use, ignore or alter at his or her discretion. (Book ref. 6946) £4.25
Jamaica in Focus: A Guide to the People, Politics and Culture
London: Latin American Bureau, 2000. Soft Cover. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 1899365400 Bright pictorial card covers, 92 pages, colour & b/w illustrations, maps, fold-out map,bibliographical references. Authoritative guide which explores the history of Jamaica from the Arawaks to independence. (Book ref. 4032) £6.50
Review 2004 First VG/VG some edgewear 441pp 8.5 x 5 670g 1948 in an England that is still shaken by war. Queenie Bligh takes into her house lodgers who have recently arrived from Jamaica. Gilbert Joseph was one of several thousand Jamaican men who joined the RAF to fight against Hitler. Returning to England after the war he finds himself treated very differently now that he is no longer in a blue uniform. Queenie's neighbours do not approve of her choice of tenants, England may be recovering from a war but at 21 Nevern Street it has only just begun.The book was the first ever Winner of both the Orange and Whitbread best novel awards, and the Whitbread Book of the Year Award. Voted the best ever Orange Prize-winner and winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize. (Book ref. 27148) £10.00
An ACCOUNT, ...., of the TRANSPORT TONNAGE now employed on Monthly Hire; stating the NAME and TONNAGE of each Vessel, the Rate of FREIGHT, and how and where employed; ....
London: House of Commons, 1822. 2pp. Folio. British Parliamentary Paper. HC 99. Transport Tonnage. Ordered to be Printed 20 March 1822. Thirty-six (36) named vessels. Parliamentary Papers of this period are rare. It was not until 1836 that provision was made for their sale to the public. A very clean copy. (Book ref. 158573) £7.00
A High Wind In Jamaica
London: Chatto & Windus, 1929. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 5¾" - 7¾" Tall This is a Very Good Copy of this book in Publisher's original green coloured cloth with gilt title lettering to spine,in a Good Only Dust-Jacket that a 1'' chip to the base of spine and one smaller 1cm chip to head of spine with some darkening to spine apparent on the d/j.Not price clipped and this copy has one previous owner's bookplate to the front endpaper.This copy has a firm binding with no hinge weakness and there is NO leaning to spine.Tanning to the page edges,8vo 283pp First Edition 1st Impression (Book ref. 61237) £20.00
The Travels of Ellen Cornish: Being the Memoir of a Pilgrim of Science
London: W.J. Ham-Smith, 1913. First Edition. Hardback. Boards a little worn and marked but a near very good copy in blueish-green cloth lettered in gilt. Pp.xvi,293. 65 illustrations and four maps and plans. Ellen Cornish was a scientist who travelled the world with her husband with the principal object of studying "the phenomena of surface waves of the atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere". There are chapters on the Niagara Falls, the Panama Canal, the Jamaican earthquake of 1907 (in which Ellen and Vaughan Cornish were caught up) etc. (Book ref. 14163) £35.00
Grant of Rothiemurchus a Memoir of the Services of Sir John Peter Grant, G.C.M.G., K.C.B. Member of the Supreme Council of India During the Administrations of Lord Dalhousie and Lord Canning; Lieutenant-Governor of Bengal, and Governor of Jamaica
London: John Murray, 1899. First Edition. Hardback. A good copy in red boards with darkened white cloth spine. Top edge gilt. Presentation copy from the author to Marlborough College. Small gilt stamp of the college library on upper board and one internal stamp and bookplate. Pp.xii,240. Frontispiece. Grant served in India from 1828 to 1862 and in Jamaica from 1866 to 1874. The first part of the book is a memoir and the second consists of extracts from his Minutes and State Papers. Uncommon in first edition. Although apparently published by John Murray the title page states "printed for private circulation". (Book ref. 13339) £50.00
Lady Nugent's Journal of Her Residence in Jamaica from 1801 to 1805
Kingston, Jamaica: Institute of Jamaica, 1966. Fourth (Revised) Edition. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has a few edge creases and tears. Bookplate and ownership inscription. Pp.xxxiv,331. 20 illustrations. Folding map. Endpaper maps. Genealogical Table. Lady Nugent's husband was Governor of Jamaica. Her diary describes life among the slave owning colonial gentry. (Book ref. 9411) £20.00
Transients to settlers: the experience of Indians in Jamaica 1845-1950.
Leeds, Peepal Tree & University Warwick, 1994. Centre for Research in Asian migration. Vg green p/b. 15cms x 21cms, 281pp. Preface, intro, 8 chaps, conc, bib, index, 12 b/w figures. Covers indenture, rural & urban settlement, education, economic activity & political participation. Weight 373g. 0948833327. (Book ref. 246) £7.50
The long journey back.
London: Prion, 1995. 1st. Fine brown cloth h/b with gilt lettering to spine; Nr fine col illus d/w with red/mauve lettering, not pc or chipped. 16cms x 23.5cms, 218pp. Cream eps. Author's 5th novel set in Jamaica involving psychological tensions & mystery. Clean, unmarked copy. Weight 489g. (Book ref. 2320) £8.50
LIST OF THE BIRDS OF JAMAICA.
Jamaica Government Printing 1881. Thin 8vo. Drop title. pp.(103-117). Wrapps., lightly browned with light vertical crease. Extracted from the handbook of Jamaica for 1881.Signed to upper wrapp ‘From the Authors.’ US$31 (Book ref. 213054) £20.00