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  • GAY'S YEAR AT HARFORD HALL. by Aspinwall, Marguerite.
    Aspinwall, Marguerite.
    GAY'S YEAR AT HARFORD HALL.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Chicago: M.A. Donohue & Company, (1927) dj. Hardcover - The second novel telling of the adventures of Gay Annersley, niece and adopted daughter of the Jennings, on Sunset Island in the West Indies and at her boarding school. 247 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in beige cloth with dark brown lettering (rather severe toning to the pages, corners bumped, gift inscription) , no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67108
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  • Banks, Russell.
    THE BOOK OF JAMAICA.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: HarperPerennial, (1996.). Novel with explores the complexities of political life in the Caribbean and its racial conflicts. 336 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0977078.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 37998
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  • NEWS FROM BABYLON: The Chatto Book of Westindian-British Poetry. by Berry, James, editor.
    Berry, James, editor.
    NEWS FROM BABYLON: The Chatto Book of Westindian-British Poetry.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    London: Chatto & Windus / Hogarth Press, (1984). First edition - An anthology which focuses on poetry by writers born in the West Indies but who came to England to live. Contributors include John La Rose, Andrew Salkey, Wilson Harris, Lynton Kwesi Johnson, Frederick D'Aguiar, Grace Nichols and many others. Introduction by Berry, notes on contributors. xxvii, 212 pp. ISBN: -070112797X.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 78495
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  • SEGU. by Conde, Maryse
    Conde, Maryse
    SEGU.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    New York: Ballantine, (1987.). Epic novel set in 1797 in the African kingdom of Segu during the time of the slave trade and the coming of Islam. Translated from the French by Barbara Bray. Based on actual events, this is an authentic and gripping story by this noted Guadaloupean author, a descendant of the Bambara herself. Cover praise from Paule Marshall, Maya Angelou and others. Maps. 493 pp. ISBN: 0-345-353064.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers (usual toning to the pages, but no creasing, appears unread.)

    Book ID: 49993
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  • Conde, Maryse
    SEGU.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Viking, 1987. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. Epic novel set in 1797 in the African kingdom of Segu during the time of the slave trade and the coming of Islam. Translated from the French by Barbara Bray. Based on actual events, this is an authentic and gripping story by this noted Guadaloupean author, a descendant of the Bambara herself. Dustjacket praise from Paule Marshall, Maya Angelou and others. Map endpapers. Notes. 499 pages. ISBN: 0-670-807281.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket. (inconspicuous remainder line.)

    Book ID: 26637
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  • Conde, Maryse
    TREE OF LIFE, a Novel of the Caribbean

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (1993.). Novel of several generations of a family from Guadeloupe - ranging from Panama to Harlem, from upper class Paris to the slums of Haiti. Translated by Victoria Reiter. Glossary. 371 pp. ISBN: 0-345-384695.

    Condition: Good overall (some wear to the covers).

    Book ID: 41083
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  • THE CHILDREN OF SEGU. by Conde, Maryse.
    Conde, Maryse.
    THE CHILDREN OF SEGU.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Sequel to her highly praised epic novel 'Segu' this is set in the mid-19th century in the African kingdom of Segu during the time of the slave trade and the domination of Islam over the African fetishist religion of the Bambara, and in Jamaica. Translated from the French by Linda Coverdale. Based on actual events, this is an authentic and gripping story by this noted Guadaloupean author, a descendant of the Bambara herself. Dustjacket praise from Paule Marshall, John Williams and others. Maps, family trees, and map endpapers. Notes. 429 pp. ISBN: 0-670829811.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket. (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 65865
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  • DISCOURSES ON THE PUBLICK REVENUES, and on the Trade of England. Which more immediately Treat of the Foreign Traffick of this Kingdom... Part II. To which is added, The late Essay on the East-India Trade. By the same Hand. by [Economics and Politics] [Charles Davenant:]
    [Economics and Politics] [Charles Davenant:]
    DISCOURSES ON THE PUBLICK REVENUES, and on the Trade of England. Which more immediately Treat of the Foreign Traffick of this Kingdom... Part II. To which is added, The late Essay on the East-India Trade. By the same Hand.

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Printed for James Knapton, at the Crown in St. Pauls Church-yard, 1698. Hardcover first edition - The second - and more interesting - part (complete in itself) of Davenant's monumental two-part work, both parts published in the same year. While Part I dealt primarily with "political arithmetick," Part II focuses on the somewhat more lively subject of foreign trade and consists of: "four Discourses... viz. (I.) That Foreign Trade is beneficial to England and (II.) On the protection and Care of Trade, (III.) On the Plantation Trade, (IV.) On the East-India Trade; to which is added the late Essay on the East-India Trade." (with a separate title page and pagination.) The last-mentioned, first published a year earlier, is…

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    London: Printed for James Knapton, at the Crown in St. Pauls Church-yard, 1698. Hardcover first edition - The second - and more interesting - part (complete in itself) of Davenant's monumental two-part work, both parts published in the same year. While Part I dealt primarily with "political arithmetick," Part II focuses on the somewhat more lively subject of foreign trade and consists of: "four Discourses... viz. (I.) That Foreign Trade is beneficial to England and (II.) On the protection and Care of Trade, (III.) On the Plantation Trade, (IV.) On the East-India Trade; to which is added the late Essay on the East-India Trade." (with a separate title page and pagination.) The last-mentioned, first published a year earlier, is Davenant's famous essay opposing the protection of English textiles from Indian competition. The essay "On the Plantation Trade" contains a great deal of material on America and the West Indies, the use of slaves and more. ...Index. 434, 64 pp.

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    Condition: Good overall in original leather boards. Front board is detached and the leather binding is quite scuffed, but the contents are near fine - and this is a work deserving of restoration.

    Book ID: 52891
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  • Kamau, Kwadwo Agymah.
    FLICKERING SHADOWS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 1996. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Highly praised first novel by this Barbados born author - Paule Marshall describes him as having 'taken life in a hardscrabble little West Indian village and, through the power o fhis vision and his lean poetic prose, made it speak for the oppressed the world over.' SIGNED on the title page with the author's last name, and date 4/30/99. ISBN: 1-56689-0497.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 15545
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  • Kamau, Kwadwo Agymah.
    FLICKERING SHADOWS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 1996. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Highly praised first novel by this Barbados born author - Paule Marshall describes him as having 'taken life in a hardscrabble little West Indian village and, through the power o fhis vision and his lean poetic prose, made it speak for the oppressed the world over.' INSCRIBED on the title page with 'Peace, blessings, Agymah", and dated 4/30/99. ISBN: 1-56689-0497.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 15546
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  • Kamau, Kwadwo Agymah.
    FLICKERING SHADOWS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 1996. Highly praised first novel by this Barbados born author - Paule Marshall describes him as having 'taken life in a hardscrabble little West Indian village and, through the power o fhis vision and his lean poetic prose, made it speak for the oppressed the world over.'

    Condition: Near fine in stiff illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 15410
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  • Kamau, Kwadwo Agymah.
    FLICKERING SHADOWS.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    New York: Henry Holt, 1997. Highly praised first novel by this Barbados born author - Paule Marshall describes him as having 'taken life in a hardscrabble little West Indian village and, through the power o fhis vision and his lean poetic prose, made it speak for the oppressed the world over.'. ISBN: 0-805054723.

    Condition: Fine in stiff illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 15411
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  • Kappel, Philip (introduction by John P. Marquand.)
    JAMAICA GALLERY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1960. dj. A collection of drawings and designs by the author, accompanied by his impressions of Jamaica in the 1950s.

    Condition: Very good+ in very good - dust jacket. Large format book.

    Book ID: 23818
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  • AT THE BOTTOM OF THE RIVER by Kincaid, Jamaica
    Kincaid, Jamaica
    AT THE BOTTOM OF THE RIVER

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Vintage Books, (1984.). SIGNED - West Indian writer's first book, a collection of 10 pieces, which originally appeared in the New Yorker. SIGNED on the title page. 82 pp. ISBN: 0-394-736834.

    Condition: Very good+.

    Book ID: 48817
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  • AT THE BOTTOM OF THE RIVER by Kincaid, Jamaica
    Kincaid, Jamaica
    AT THE BOTTOM OF THE RIVER

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Plume, 1992. SIGNED - West Indian writer's first book, a collection of 10 pieces, which originally appeared in the New Yorker. SIGNED on the title page. ISBN: 0-452-267544.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 19941
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  • Lazarus-Black, Mindie.
    LEGITIMATE ACTS AND ILLEGAL ENCOUNTERS: Law and Society in Antigua and Barbuda.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, (1994.). First edition - Examines 300 years of social life on Antigua and Barbados, moving from the period of slavery and emancipation under British colonial rule to independence. 367 pp. with index, notes and works cited. ISBN: 1-56098-3264.

    Condition: Fine (as new.)

    Book ID: 26469
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  • [Nelson, Horatio, 1758-1805 ] Pocock, Tom.
    HORATIO NELSON.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - Biography of one of the best known figures in British history, based in part on previously unpublished diaries and other materials. This covers his life from boyhood adventures in the Arctic, to being a captain in Nicaraguan jungle, his first love affair with a married woman, to his scandalous relationship with Emma Hamilton and his death at Trafalgar at the height of his fame. Maps, 55 illustrations, chronology, bibliography, notes on sources and Nelsonian sites. xx, 367 pp. ISBN: 0-394-570561.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 34750
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  • TROPIC DEATH. by Walrond, Eric.
    Walrond, Eric.
    TROPIC DEATH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Boni & Liveright, 1926. Hardcover first edition - Ten powerful short stories of Afro-Caribbean life, set in the West Indies, Panama, and the Central American isthmus. An uncommon book by this Harlem Renaissance writer who was born in Guyana. 282 pp.

    Condition: Good overall condition in black cloth with gold lettering, black and gold illustrated endpapers (spine significantly faded, and slightly frayed at the ends) .

    Book ID: 26746
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  • CALLALOO: Callaloo Volume 20, Number 4 Fall 1997: Eric Williams and the Postcolonial Caribbean. by [Williams, Eric, 1911-1981.] Rowell, Charles H. , editor; Sandra Pouchet Paquet, guest editor, George Lamming, signed.
    [Williams, Eric, 1911-1981.] Rowell, Charles H. , editor; Sandra Pouchet Paquet, guest editor, George Lamming, signed.
    CALLALOO: Callaloo Volume 20, Number 4 Fall 1997: Eric Williams and the Postcolonial Caribbean.

    Edition: First printing.

    Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press 1997. SIGNED first edition - A special issue devoted to the work of Dr Eric Williams, as an historian and a politician. SIGNED by George Lamming at his article "The Legacy of Eric Williams." Includes an excerpt from William's works, articles by Selwyn Cudjoe, Patricia Mohammed, William Darrity Jr, a select bibliography by Deborah Craig Nestor and more. Photograph. ix, pp 703-912. ISBN: 0161-2492.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (one corner bent.)

    Book ID: 52898
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