(AMERICAN JUDAICA.) Douglass & Aikman's Almanack and Register for the Island of Jamaica:
Kingston : 1781Extremely uncommon. Printed and published by David Douglass and William Aikman, Loyalist refugees from the Revolution in America - Douglass from Charleston, Aikman from Annapolis - this almanac includes, at the conclusion of the calendar proper, on the verso of the leaf bearing a Jamaican historical chronology - a "Kalendar of Months, Sabbaths, and... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 82190
ALEXANDER, Sir James Edward. Original watercolour view of the coast of Jamaica with the Blue Mountains in the background and two fishing boats in the foreground.
Jamaica : 1831A highly evocative watercolour view of the Jamaican coastline with the famed Blue Mountains, the longest mountain range of the island, in the background.
Sir James Alexander, the artist, noted the grandeur of this very scene in the published version of his travels: "After a week's run we sighted afar off the dim outline of part of St. Domingo,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 98688
HENDERSON, John. The West Indies.
London : 1905First edition of this volume in the always appealing A. & C. Black Colour Series, largely concerning Jamaica. The superb illustrations are by Archibald Stevenson Forrest, who contributed to a number of the series. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 143940
HUGHES, Griffith. The Natural History of Barbados.
London : 1750First edition of this important and attractive early work on the natural history of Barbados, by the Welsh-born clergyman and naturalist Griffith Hughes (1707-1758?). "In Barbados, Hughes developed the idea of publishing a book on the island's natural history. In 1743 he visited London with the intention of promoting this work and ingratiated himself... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 110849
JAMAICA. Attractive personal photograph album of a voyage to Jamaica, Montego Bay.
Jamaica : c.1925Attractive sequence of well-taken photographs chronicling a pleasure trip out to Jamaica on-board Elders & Fyffe's S.S. Camito, a passenger-carrying banana boat. First images show shipboard life, deck tennis, quoits, and boat drills; a sequence of four pictures covers passage through the Panama canal; which is followed by the main group of views of... Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 96646
LUCKOCK, Benjamin. Jamaica: Enslaved and Free.
London : First edition of this history of Jamaica from an abolitionist perspective, detailing the discovery of Jamaica, the cruelty of the colonisers to the natives, the introduction of slavery, and the effects of its abolition. The author argues that the ending of slavery in Jamaica in 1838 was orderly and has seen a marked moral improvement in the former slaves.... Learn More£120.00
Stock Code: 129877
PORCACCHI, Thomaso. L'Isole Piu Famose Del Mondo.
Venice : 1576Second and best edition, which contains "much more" (Sabin) than the first edition of 1572, including 17 additional maps. Two of these, Jamaica and Porto Rico, are in the eight-map section on the New World, which also includes a reduced version of Forlani's 1565 map, the first to show America as a single geographical entity, Temistitan (Mexico), Cuba,... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 143018