Spanish Town, Jamaica: 1782. 2 pages (front and back), 7.75 x 7.75 inches, Head Quarters, Spanish Town, Jamaica, October 26, 1782, a rare General Order allocating munitions to British soldiers in the defense of Spanish Town, in part: "...The ammunition of the several Regiments to be completed immediately to 200 rounds per man for service, packed up in kegs, or boxes, containing each from six hundred to six hundred and fifty Cartridges...to be fixed or slung on Pack Saddles. Things...
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London: 1919. 1 page, 4.5 x 7 inches, boldly signed "Frederic H. Cowen, London, June 23, 1919." One vertical fold; tiny stain in the upper right corner. Very good condition. Born in Jamaica as Hyman Frederic Cohen; composer, conductor, and pianist best known for his dramatic interpretation of "Scandinavian Symphony."
3 vols. 4to, cont. marbled calf, recased; (lacks all maps and plates, except Frontis. in vols. II and III, and 6 folding tables). London: John Stockdale, 1794, 1793, 1801. Mixed edn. "A classic in British Caribbean literature and probably the most famous work in the field. Standard for over a century, and still in many respects the best book on the subject up to the close of the eighteenth century...(Edwards') book is written from the point of view of a....
engravings, map. 328pp. + 24pp. of ads. 12mo, dec. cloth. London: Longmans, 1888. vg "Pictures of travel in the British West Indies, with glimpses of Hayti and Cuba. Jamaica receives the most attention. The book contains much suggestive comment on the government, the present conditions, and future prospects of the West Indies." Larned 4112.
London: Adam and Charles Black, 1905. 74 color plates by A. S. Forrest. 272pp. 8vo, decorated blue cloth, spine ends worn and repaired with new brown cloth, spine sunned, cloth lightly soiled, edges of corners worn and bumped, Frontis. chipped on left margin. London: Adam & Charles Black, 1905. Text is mostly on Jamaica.
London: John Murray, 1834. 408pp. 8vo, rebound in modern brown cloth. London: John Murray, 1834. First Edition. Very good "...the journals of two earlier residences in Jamaica, in 1815-16 and in 1817, respectively. It is, therefore, an interesting document dealing with the state of the island after the abolition of the slave trade and before the freeing of blacks." Ragatz, pages 227-228. Sabin 40821.
London: West India Committee, 1938. Plates, folding genealogical chart. 157pp. 8vo, blue cloth, spine ends lightly worn, corners bumped, spine and edges of covers moderately rubbed, cloth lightly soiled. London: Published for the Institute of Jamaica by the West India Committee, (1938). First Edition Letters from Dr. Francis Rigby Brodbelt, a physician, and his family, to his daughter, Jane Gardner Brodbelt. Dr. Brodbelt and his family lived in Spanish Town, Jamaica. Many of the letters concern the Brodbelt's life in Spanish Town.
Kingston: Tourist Trade Development Board, 1937. 9 folding maps. Photo Illus. 346pp. 16mo, green cloth, spine ends worn, cloth lightly soiled. Kingston: Tourist Trade Development Board, 1937. Author was the secretary of the Tourist Trade Development Board of Jamaica. Includes very large folding map of Jamaica.
Kingston, Jamaica: McCartney and Wood, 1883. Case map. Color lithograph. Original cloth case with folding map, dissected on linen in 36 squares. Front of map reads, Compiled by J.J. Wood, a government inspector of schools. Image measures 21" x 37.5". 1883. Beautiful map. Unusual because it was published in the Caribbean and the scale is quite large. Published in 1883, Jamaica was a Crown Colony at the time and the capital had moved to Kingston eleven years earlier. Overall foxing...