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ASPINALL, Algernon.
A Wayfarer in the West Indies.
London: Methuen, (1928). First edition.
Cloth, 244pp. Rubber stamp on half title, spine faded to tan o/w a nice copy.

$65     Book Number: 9281         Order / Enquire

ATCHISON, Charles.
A Winter Cruise In Summer Seas "How I Found" Health. Diary of a Two Months' Voyage in the Royal Mail, Steam Packet Company's s.s. Clyde, From Southampton, Through the Brazils To Buenos Aires and Back.......Profusely Illustrated with Photographs, and Sketches by Walter W. Buckley.
London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1893. "New and Cheaper Edition." (so stated)
Tall 8vo., orig. green pictorial cloth, (xxx), 369pp. Inner front hinge cracked, a few dents on rear board, some rubbing and a bit of wear to foot of the spine but certainly a very good copy.
The author travels to St. Vincent, Bahia, Rio, and other places en route giving details of the scenery, inhabitants and their customs.

$350     Book Number: 21481         Order / Enquire

BACON, Edgar Mayhew and Eugene Murray Aaron.
The New Jamaica Describing the Island, Explaining its conditions of life and growth and discussing its mercantile relations and potential importance: adding somewhat in relation to those matters which directly interest the tourist and the health seeker.
New York/Kingston: Walbridge & Co., /Aston W. Gardiner & Co., 1890. First edition.
8vo., orig. light brown/tan cloth stamped in black, (xii), 243pp. Cheap paper a bit browned, inner front hinge starting, spine ends rubbed but o/w a very nice copy.
"We have tried especially to give a fair, comprehensive, though condensed, account of Jamaica as it is; its present life, its means of communication and travel, its growing commercial outlook and its intrinsic wealth......"

$250     Book Number: 21485         Order / Enquire

BEEKMAN, E.M. (editor).
The Poison Tree Selected Writings of Rumphius on the Natural History of the Indies.
Amherst: University of Massachusetts, (1981). First edition.
Cloth, (260)pp.
Fine in d/w.
This is the first English language publication of selections of Rumphius (1628-1702) writings on tropical flora, shellfish, minerals, and precious stones found in the colonial Dutch East Indies."

$85     Book Number: 11121         Order / Enquire

HARLOW, V.T. (Editor).
Colonising Expeditions To The West Indies And Guiana, 1623-1667. Edited by....
London: Printed for the Hakluyt Society, 1925. First edition. Second Series, Vol. LVI.
Tall 8vo., orig. blue cloth with a pictorial decoration in gilt on the upper board, xcv, 262pp. Spine slightly faded o/w a fine copy.

$200     Book Number: 33428         Order / Enquire

HEARN, Lafcadio.
Two Years In The French West Indies.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1890. First edition.
8vo., orig. light green decorated cloth, (432), (6) Bookplate, signature of Cyril Clemens (a cousin of Samuel Clemens) on the front pastedown o/w a fine copy in a custom slipcase.
"When Hearn left New Orleans in 1887, he headed for New York, where he met with Henry Alden at Harper’s, who immediately commissioned him to write a series of stories about the West Indies. In the beginning of June, Hearn boarded the Barracouta and was on his way. During a three month sojourn in Martinique, he found, “the climate was simply heaven on earth, no thieves, no roughs, no snobs, everything primitive and morally pure. Confound fame, wealth, reputation and splendour! Leave them all, give up New Orleans, these things are superfluous in the West Indies, obsolete nuisances.” After only three months, he was back in New York, but only for one disastrous week in which problem after problem piled up on him. He returned to Martinique immediately, staying there for two years until May 1889 when he returned to New York to put the finishing touches on Youma, to pull together the stories for Two Years in the French West Indies and to review the proofs of Chita before it appeared in book form."

$700     Book Number: 25980         Order / Enquire

Awawaks and Astronauts. Twenty Years on Eleuthera.
London: Jarrolds, (1970). First edition. Inscribed by the author.
Cloth, 192pp. Fine in d/w.
An of the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas.

$50     Book Number: 11067         Order / Enquire

KEELER, Mary Frear. (editor).
Sir Francis Drake's West Indian Voyage 1585-86. Edited by....
London: The Hakluyt Society, 1981. Second Series, Vol. 148.
Tall 8vo., orig. blue cloth with a pictorial decoration in gilt on the upper board, xiv, 358pp. Spines slightly faded o/w fine.

$100     Book Number: 33478         Order / Enquire

LOEDERER, Richard A.
Voodoo Fire In Haiti. Translated by Desmond Ivo Vesey. With Illustrations by the Author.
New York: Literary Guild, (1935).
Tall 8vo., cloth, 274pp. Cloth soiled o/w very good in a d/w with chips to the spine ends.
"This is the spookiest, most atmospheric book about Haiti, its history, its legends, its superstitions and its native rites and customs ever written....."

$85     Book Number: 10655         Order / Enquire

MAYER, Brantz.
Captain Canot; Or, Twenty Years Of An African Slaver.
London: George Routledge and Co., 1855. First English edition.
Sm.8vo., recently rebound with a tan calf spine, marble boards, leather spine label, xvi, 288, (18) dated "October 1854." Some scattered foxing o/w a very nice copy.

$250     Book Number: 21482         Order / Enquire

McQUADE, James.
The Cruise of the Montauk To Bermuda, The West Indies and Florida.
New York: Thomas P. Knox & Co, 1885. First edition.
Tall 8vo., orig. green cloth with pictorial decoration in black on the upper cover, (xvi), 441pp. E/paper and flyleaf browned and a bit brittle with a 2" tear, some very minor wear to the foot of the spine (in fact a couple of nicks) o/w a fine copy.
Travels to Bermuda, St. Kitt's, St. Pierre, Martinique, Trinidad, Curacoa, Jamaica, Cuba, and Florida.

$400     Book Number: 21486         Order / Enquire

MORNE, Hakon.
Caribbean Symphony.
London: Elek Books, (1955). First edition in English.
Cloth, viii, 206pp.
Fine in a near fine d/w.
A trip through the Caribbean coast of Central America, Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

$50     Book Number: 8819         Order / Enquire

NEWTON, A.P. (editor).
Thomas Gage The English-American. A New Survey of the West Indies, 1648. Edited and with an Introduction by......
London: George Routledge, (1928). "The Broadway Travellers" Series.
Tall 8vo., orig. red buckram, xxxii, 407pp. A fine copy.

$125     Book Number: 9283         Order / Enquire

WRIGHT, I.A. (editor).
Spanish Documents Concerning English Voyages To The Caribbean 1527-1568. Selected from the Archives at Seville. Edited by....
London: Printed for the Hakluyt Society, 1929. Second Series, Vol. LXII.
Tall 8vo., orig. blue cloth with a pictorial decoration in gilt on the upper board, x, 167, xlvii pp. Spine slightly faded o/w a fine copy.

$150     Book Number: 33436         Order / Enquire

WRIGHT, I.A. (editor).
Spanish Documents Concerning English Voyages To The Spanish Main 1569-1580. Spanish Documents Selected from the Archives at Seville. II English Accounts "Sire Francis Drake Revived" and Others, Reprinted. Edited by....
London: Printed for the Hakluyt Society, 1932. . Second Series, Vol. LXXI.
Tall 8vo., orig. blue cloth with a pictorial decoration in gilt on the upper board, xiv, 348pp. Spine slightly faded o/w a fine copy.

$200     Book Number: 33437         Order / Enquire