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DEN ONGEVEYNSDEN Nederlantschen Patriot.
Alckmaer: Jan Claesz, 1647..
small 4to. [ff. 16]. woodcut tailpiece. disbound (small library stamp on title). "A conversation between a Dutchman and a Frenchman concerning the negotiations at Münster, and the relative trustworthiness of the French and Spanish." (Bell) "Includes the Extract uyttet register der resolutien vande.Staten Generael of 6 and 19 Feb. 1647, with ref[erence]s to the West-Indische Compagnie." (Alden) Alden 647/136. Bell O91.
$256 USD                          Book Number: WNDEN ON40                         Order / Enquire

SCHUYT-PRAETGENS Op de Vaert naer Amsterdam, Tusschen een Lantman, een Hovelinck, een Borgher, ende Schipper [Drop Title].
[Amsterdam?: 1608?]..
small 4to. [ff. 4]. modern bds. Including references to the West Indies trade and Spanish cruelty towards the Indians. Alden 608/153.
$256 USD                          Book Number: WHUSCHUY22                         Order / Enquire

SOME Considerations On The Present State Of Our West India Colonies, And On The Regulations Which Influence Their Industry And Trade. By A West Indian Proprietor.
London: James Ridgway, 1830..
8vo. pp. 29. lacking half-title. modern cloth. First Edition. The author proposes a reduction of the duty on West India sugar to increase consumption of the surplus production and a temporary ban on sugar imports from Cuba and Brazil until slavery is abolished. While most references list the work as an anonymous publication, the British Library Catalogue attributes authorship to K.Douglas as a result of a manuscript inscription on the title of their copy. The title of ours is also inscribed from Keith Douglas, here to Francis Baring, M.P., presumably Francis Thornhill Baring, Baron Northbrook [1796-1866], statesman and Lord of Treasury (1830-34). Sabin 36623. Kress C.2678. Goldsmiths' 26214. Sabin 86623. Ragatz p. 271.
$256 USD                          Book Number: WMESOME 62                         Order / Enquire

(CASTRO, Fidel). LEVIN, V. (Editor).
Viva Cuba! Visita de Fidel Castro Ruz a la Unión Soviética.
Moscow: Pravda, 1963..
4to. pp. 4 p.l., 191, [1]. text in double columns. profusely illus. (a few colour). cloth (marginal dampstains to outer leaves, scattered foxing in lower margins). portion of front wr. mounted on front paste-down. First Edition.
$200 USD                          Book Number: dola2004                         Order / Enquire

Havana, Cuba: "The Summer Land of the World".
[Milwaukee: E.C.Kropp Co., c1930]..
8vo. 24 colour illus. on 6 leaves. pictorial wrs.
$45 USD                          Book Number: dola2079                         Order / Enquire

BALLOU, Mauturin M[urray] [1820-1895].
History Of Cuba; Or, Notes of a Traveller in the Tropics. Being A Political, Historical, And Statistical Account Of The Island, From Its First Discovery To The Present Time.
Boston: Phillips, Sampson And Company, New York: J.C.Derby., 1854..
12mo. pp. viii, 230, [10]ads. 6 wood-engraved plates (incl. frontis.). original blind-stamped cloth (spine ends frayed, endpapers renewed, slight discolouration to lower spine). First Edition. Including much on politics, and remarks and observations on slavery, religion, music and theatre, bull-fighting, tobacco consumption, agriculture, trade, &c. Cundall 650. Sabin 2972.
$282 USD                          Book Number: WLLstBAL11                         Order / Enquire

BENKO, Jerolim Freiherr Von.
Reise S.M. Schiffes Zrinyi uber Malta, Tanger und Teneriffa nach Westindie in den Jahren 1885 und 1886.
Pola.Vienna: Carl Gerold, 1887..
8vo. pp. vii, 276, [1] + [1 leaf]ads. folding coloured lithographed map. modern half cloth. First Edition. Report of an official Austrian expedition to the West Indies from the Mediterranean port of Pola, Yugoslavia, published as a supplement to Mittheilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens. It contains important information on the places visited, inter alia, Trinidad, Barbados, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Puerto Rico, Jamaica and Cuba.
$450 USD                          Book Number: WNKisBEN31                         Order / Enquire

BRIDGES, George Wilson.
The Annals of Jamaica.
London: John Murray, 1828..
2 Vols. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., [v]- 604; 1 p.l., [v]-xii, 505, [2]. lacking half-titles? modern quarter calf (few pencil notations, occasional staining to margins). First Edition, Second Issue, with cancelled title in Vol. I dated 1828 of "one of the best known histories of a Caribbean island.The book was taken off the market by court order following action brought against the publisher by two free persons of color, Lescesne and Escoffery, who had been deported from Jamaica unjustly, because of the libel it contained on them." (Ragatz) Bridges' history provides information on Jamaica from the earliest times to 1826, including chapters on the British administration and slavery. Cundall 4. Sabin 7820 (erroneously stating both vols. were first published in 1827). Ragatz p. 194.
$1217 USD                          Book Number: WIDeBRID45                         Order / Enquire

[DAUXION-LAVAYSSE, Jean F.] [1770-1826].
A Statistical, Commercial, And Political Description Of Venezuela, Trinidad, Margarita, And Tobago.With An Introduction And Explanatory Notes, By The Editor.
London: Printed For G. And W.B.Whittaker, 1820..
8vo. pp. 1 p.l., [v]-xxxix, 479. lacking half-title. folding engraved map (frontis.). modern quarter morocco (light foxing to map & title, title rehinged & with faint rubberstamp). First Edition of the English Translation by Edward Blaquière, who has also edited the text and removed remarks which are unfavourable to the British. The author was a fifteen-year resident of the West Indies and landed proprietor in Trinidad, In addition to the political and commercial resources of Venezuela and the islands in its vicinity, he also describes the flora and fauna of the region, and the manners and customs of the inhabitants. Of particular interest are his remarks and anecdotes relating to the slave trade, and the cruel and unjust treatment of slaves. Ragatz notes that the work "gives a splendid picture of life in Trinidad from 1792 to 1806." Blaquière's introduction is almost entirely devoted to the Venezuelan War of Independence. Sabin 18674. Goldsmiths' 22744. Palau 13228. Ragatz p. 222.
$961 USD                          Book Number: WAUSt[DA99                         Order / Enquire

EDWARDS, Bryan [1743-1800].
The History, Civil And Commercial, Of The British Colonies In The West Indies.Fourth Edition, With Considerable Additions.
London: Printed For John Stockdale, 1807.
3 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xlviii, 576; viii, 616; 1 p.l., xxx, 477. engraved frontis. portrait, 11 folding engraved maps, & 10 folding engraved plates by F. Bartolozzi, T.Milton, Scott, Storer, Grignion, W.Grainger, & Audinet after B.West, Hayes, Thomas Stothard, &c. contemporary sprinkled calf (little worn & rubbed, margins of a few plates browned, few short tears in several plates repaired - no loss). ownership entry & armorial bookplate of the Hon. Archibald Cochrane, R.N. Fourth Edition of a classic in British Caribbean literature. Edwards lived in Jamaica with his uncle for a number of years and inherited the latter's estate. He is also said to have been left heir in 1773 to the substantial property of a Mr. Hume of Jamaica. Returning permanently to England in 1792 he became a highly successful West Indian merchant, founder of a bank, and a member of Parliament. In his account of the British West Indies Edwards argued for unrestricted trade with America and the freeing of West Indian produce from hampering British import duties, and for the continuance of the slave trade with certain restrictions. The present edition also incorporates Edwards' An Historical Survey of the French Colony in the Island of St. Domingo, together with an Account of the Maroon Negroes in Jamaica, and a History of the War in the West Indies, an autobiographical sketch, and Sir William Young's Tour Through Barbadoes, St. Vincent, Antigua, Tobago, and Grenada, in the Years 1791 and 1792. These were first added to the edition of 1801. Edwards' condemnation of the treatment of the negroes by the French inhabitants in St. Domingo, as well as his stance in favour of restricted continuance of the slave trade aroused some adverse criticism, but on the whole his work was deservedly popular and highly praised. While Ratgatz notes that some of Edwards' statistics are now known to be inaccurate, he also deems his discussion of the slave trade to be "of immeasurable value for contemporary conditions, showing the state of affairs after the American war and before the abolition of the traffic in blacks". Cundall, West Indies, 2095. Howgego E15. Sabin 21901. cfCox II 228. cfBell E55. cfCundall, Bib. Jamaicensis, 928. cfRagatz 165.
$2500 USD    Book Number: WWAeEDWA51         Order / Enquire

[EDWARDS, Bryan] [1743-1800].
Histoire De St.-Domingue, Depuis 1789 Jusqu'En 1794, Traduite.De L'Anglais D'Édouard Bryand [sic].
Paris: Pierre Blanchard, 1812..
8vo. pp. xxxi, [1]blank, [33]-246. with half-title. A nice copy in contemporary tree sheep, gilt back (small marginal repair to last leaf). Second Edition of the French Translation (first: 1802). The author was a West India merchant with plantations in Jamaica, where he lived for more than twenty years. He visited Saint-Domingue shortly after the negro revolt in 1791. Edwards condemned the settlers' treatment of the negroes and was extremely critical of their conduct towards the English who came there after 1791. Sabin 21896. cfCundall 430.
$577 USD                          Book Number: WDWst[ED31                         Order / Enquire

GONZALO DE QUESADA, Señor & NORTHROP, Henry Davenport.
The War In Cuba.
np: Liberty Publishing Co., [1896]..
8vo. pp. 656. frontis. & 12 double-sided plates. text illus. (some full-page, incl. 1 map). folding coloured map (loose). text illus. (some full-page). original decorative cloth (front hinge crudely taped, spine ends chipped). First Edition.
$87 USD                          Book Number: WNZeGONZ72                         Order / Enquire

GOSSELMAN, Carl August.
Resa Mellan Sodra Och Norra Amerika, En Sketch-Bok Pa Sjon.
Stockholm: 1833..
2 Volumes in 1. 8vo. pp. 149; 136. contemporary quarter calf. First Edition of this detailed description of the author's sea trip and experiences in the West Indies. Larson 257. cfSabin 28068 (German Edn.).
$308 USD                          Book Number: WSSsaGOS82                         Order / Enquire

Papers Relative to The Earthquake In The West Indies. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty. [WITH:] .Further Papers.
London: Printed By William Clowes And Sons, 1843..
folio. pp. 9, [1]; 31. disbound. Cundall 2854 (p. 147).
$288 USD                          Book Number: WEApeGRE79                         Order / Enquire

St. Kitt's. Return to an Address of the Honourable The House of Commons, dated 24 March 1843; - for, Copy of Correspondence relative to the Conduct of the Lieutenant-Governor of St. Kitt's.Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be Printed, 27 March 1843.
[London: 1843]..
folio. pp. 13, [1]; 9, [1]. disbound. Cundall 2854 (p. 146).
$231 USD                          Book Number: WEAGREAT93                         Order / Enquire

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