A Wayfarer in the West Indies.
London: Methuen, (1928). First edition.
244pp. Rubber stamp on half title, spine faded to tan o/w a nice copy.
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)
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.
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.
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......"
Beneath the Tropic Seas. A Record of Diving Among the Coral Reefs of Haiti.
New York: Putnam's, 1928.
234pp. Very good.
An account of the Tenth Expedition of the Department of Tropical Research of the New York Zoological Society, carried on in the Bay of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Nonsuch: Land of Water.
New York: Brewer, Warren & Putnam, 1932. First edition.
259pp. Spine gilt a bit flaked o/w a nice copy.
"This is the first volume of four by Dr. William Beebe dealing with the life in waters about Nonsuch, Bermuda."
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.
(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."
CAVE, Hugh B.
Four Paths to Pradise. A Book about Jamaica.
London: Alvin Redman, (1962). First edition.
308pp. Fine in d/w.
"A vivid book that combines travel with history....."
CHAMBERS, Frances. (compiler).
Trinidad and Tobago. World Bibliographical Series Volume 74.
Oxford: Clio Press, (1986).
glossy paper boards,
(213)pp. Ex-library with a stamp on e/paper and along the foredge o/w near fine.
The Trade Wind Islands.
New York: Doubleday, (1955). First edition.
256pp. Very good in a chipped and worn d/w.
An informal sketchbook of the West Indies.
CHAPMAN, Esther and Marjorie Thwaites.
Pleasure Island. The Book of Jamaica.
Kingston: Arawak Press, (1955). Third edition, revised.
316pp. Fine in d/w.
To present a "picture of the island as it is today, against the background of its past, its long and complicated history, racial problems, political problems, etc. "
Touch The Happy Isles. A Journey Through the Caribbean.
London: Michael Joseph, (1987). First edition.
302pp. Fine in d/w.
The author explores the chain of Caribbean Islands from Trinidad to Jamaica, tracing the origins of their individuality in landscape, history, art and architecture.
The Serpent and the Rainbow.
(Toronto): Stoddart, (1986). First edition.
Cloth backed boards,
297pp. Fine in d/w.
An account of voodoo in Haiti.
FLOYD, Troy S.
The Columbus Dynasty in the Caribbean 1492-1526.
Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, (1973). First edition.
294pp. Fine in d/w with rubbing to the spine ends.
David Frost Introduces Trinidad and Tobago. Edited by Michael Anthony and Andrew Carr.
(London): Andre Deutsch, (1975). First edition.
203pp. Fine in d/w.
History and character of Trinidad and Tobago.
Puerto Rico Land of Wonders.
New York: Knopf, 1960. First edition.
320, xiiipp. Very good in a chipped d/w.
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.
orig. blue cloth with a pictorial decoration in gilt on the upper board,
xcv, 262pp. Spine slightly faded o/w a fine copy.
Two Years In The French West Indies.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1890. First edition.
orig. light green decorated cloth,
(432), (6)pp.ads. 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."
The Sea Lark. Illustrations by the author.
New York: Hill and Wang, (1955).
253pp. Bookplate o/w near fine in a very good d/w.
"Lured by the prospects of unusual hunting and fishing in the tropics, the author and his friend set off in a forty seven foot schooner and cover 5000 miles in eight months winding a course among the islands of the Caribbean and across to the jungle coast of Central America."
Awawaks and Astronauts. Twenty Years on Eleuthera.
London: Jarrolds, (1970). First edition. Inscribed by the author.
192pp. Fine in d/w.
An of the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas.
Jamaica Land of Wood and Water. Illustrated by Rosamund Seymour.
London: Macgibbon & Kee, 1957. First edition.
216pp. Fine in a d/w with light wear to the spine ends.