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  • BISSOONDATH, Neil
    A CASUAL BRUTALITY (signed ARC)

    Edition: First US edition

    New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1988. ADVANCE READING COPY in glossy pictorial card covers. (viii), 378, (6) pp. Book leaned; light soiling to page edges; soft corner crease to first three leaves; spine creased from reading; VG otherwise. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on title page in 1992. The author's well-received first novel and second book, about a West Indian man of East Indian extraction "who becomes caught in the web of political disintegration on a Caribbean island". Bissoondath, the nephew of V.S. Naipaul, emigrated from Trinidad to Canada in 1973. First published 1988 in Canada and the UK, the rear cover gives a January, 1989, US publication date.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 6955
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  • Raffaele, Herbert A.; Wiley, James; Garrido, Orlando H.; Keith, Allan; Raffaele, Janis I.
    A Guide to the Birds of the West Indies

    Edition: First printing

    Priceton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1998. Octavo, green boards. pp (511). Colour illustrations, index. Very small bruise to one outer corner of cover, else fine in fine jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46337
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  • Klein, Herbert S.
    African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean

    New York: Oxford University Press, c1986. Second printing. Glossy card covers. pp 311, index. A little leaned, soft corner crease to front cover, VG clean and unworn otherwise, no owner marks. This is an original survey of the economic and social history of slavery of the Afro-American experience in Latin America and the Caribbean. The focus of the book is on the Portuguese, Spanish, and French-speaking regions of continental America and the Caribbean. It analyzes the latest research on urban and rural slavery and on the African and Afro-American experience under these regimes. It approaches these themes both historically and structurally. The historical section provides a detailed analysis of the evolution of slavery and forced labor systems in Europe,…

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    New York: Oxford University Press, c1986. Second printing. Glossy card covers. pp 311, index. A little leaned, soft corner crease to front cover, VG clean and unworn otherwise, no owner marks. This is an original survey of the economic and social history of slavery of the Afro-American experience in Latin America and the Caribbean. The focus of the book is on the Portuguese, Spanish, and French-speaking regions of continental America and the Caribbean. It analyzes the latest research on urban and rural slavery and on the African and Afro-American experience under these regimes. It approaches these themes both historically and structurally. The historical section provides a detailed analysis of the evolution of slavery and forced labor systems in Europe, Africa, and America. The second half of the book looks at the type of life and culture which the salves experienced in these American regimes. The first part of the book describes the growth of the plantation and mining economies that absorbed African slave labor, how that labor was used, and how the changing international economic conditions affected the local use and distribution of the slave labor force. Particular emphasis is given to the evolution of the sugar plantation economy, which was the single largest user of African slave labor and which was established in almost all of the Latin American colonies.

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    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 47649
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  • TAYLOR Angeline
    BLACK JADE

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Robert McBride, 1947. Dark blue cloth stamped in red. Small, not very noticable damp spots to covers; endpapers and page edges yellowed; else a fine copy, no owner names. Thin dust jacket is rubbed to the folds; large chip at head of spine (no lettering lost); other chips, creased tears; just fair, but all lettering present. An historical novel "told against the warm, tropical setting of Saint Dominque at the time when that lush island of the Caribbean Sea was one of France's most highly- prized colonies, this is the bold story of the rakehell young English planter, Amler Ballard, and his dusky slave-mistress Jade. Its backdrop [is] the Hatian Rebellion of 1791..." - dust jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 16695
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  • BENBOW, Colin
    BOER PRISONERS OF WAR IN BERMUDA

    Devonshine, Bermuda: The Bermuda College, 1981. Second edition, revised. Card covers. pp (14), 126, [2]. Maps, photos. Name label and ink signature at front, else fine. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 50432
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  • SHERWOOD, John D.
    CASE OF CUBA. WITH A LETTER FROM JOHN D. SHERWOOD, ESQ., ON THE RIGHT OF RECOGNITION.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: American News Company, 1869. Octavo, 28, (4) pp, in pale green printed paper covers. Attached at inner margin of front cover is a printed message soliciting a review, addressed by hand to the editor of the Boston Journal, and with the remains of a postage stamp (long tear neatly repaired). Shallow chips to margins of covers and some text leaves (no printing affected); small holes to inner margins of covers neatly repaired with clear archival paper; soft vertical crease throughout, bottom margins of text leaves have creases; in all, a good, tight and clean copy of this fragile pamphlet. "In it is presented a clear and calm view of the questions between the Cuban revolutionists and their…

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    New York: American News Company, 1869. Octavo, 28, (4) pp, in pale green printed paper covers. Attached at inner margin of front cover is a printed message soliciting a review, addressed by hand to the editor of the Boston Journal, and with the remains of a postage stamp (long tear neatly repaired). Shallow chips to margins of covers and some text leaves (no printing affected); small holes to inner margins of covers neatly repaired with clear archival paper; soft vertical crease throughout, bottom margins of text leaves have creases; in all, a good, tight and clean copy of this fragile pamphlet. "In it is presented a clear and calm view of the questions between the Cuban revolutionists and their Spanish oppressors. The cause of Cuba, fairly presented, is one which cannot fail to enlist and hold the sympathies of the people of the United States." Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced, depending upon your location.

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    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 31025
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  • HELWEG-LARSEN, Kjeld
    COLUMBUS NEVER CAME

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Jarrolds, 1963. Inscribed by the author in 1967 on the title page. Blue cloth, endpapers maps. 240 pp + many plates. Fine in very nearly fine jacket. Author makes the case that Columbus didn't first land on San Salvador but on one of the Caicos Islands nearby. Much Bahamas history.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 10905
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  • CARGILL, Morris, editor (Ian Fleming)
    IAN FLEMING INTRODUCES JAMAICA

    Edition: First printing

    London: Deutsch, 1965. Tall narrow octavo, orange cloth, endpaper maps. Orange ink gift inscription on title page, else fine in fine jacket. Contains a 10 page Introduction by Fleming, whose second home was in Jamaica for many years. Also a contribution by novelist John Hearne. Many lovely colour photos of a lovely country.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 48565
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  • Lazell, James
    Island: Fact and Theory in Nature

    Edition: First printing

    Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005. Tall octavo, beige cloth. pp xx, 382 + colour photos. Index. Fine in fine jacket. "Guana, in the British Virgin Islands, is home to a remarkably diverse assortment of animal and plant life: mangroves, flamingos, iguanas, frogs, birds, snakes, spiders, tortoises, grasshoppers, and bats, to name but a few. What is so surprising about Guana s astonishing panoply is that, according to prevailing ecological theories, the island s diversity should be much lower than it actually is. This provocative book describes Guana s flora and fauna against the backdrop of islands worldwide and their ecology, evolution, and conservation. Much more than a book about one island, it raises important challenges to prevailing dogma…

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    Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005. Tall octavo, beige cloth. pp xx, 382 + colour photos. Index. Fine in fine jacket. "Guana, in the British Virgin Islands, is home to a remarkably diverse assortment of animal and plant life: mangroves, flamingos, iguanas, frogs, birds, snakes, spiders, tortoises, grasshoppers, and bats, to name but a few. What is so surprising about Guana s astonishing panoply is that, according to prevailing ecological theories, the island s diversity should be much lower than it actually is. This provocative book describes Guana s flora and fauna against the backdrop of islands worldwide and their ecology, evolution, and conservation. Much more than a book about one island, it raises important challenges to prevailing dogma of island biogeography and theoretical ecology. James (Skip) Lazell demonstrates that meaningful conservation and avoiding tragic loss of biodiversity demand we know far more about biological interactions, physiographic and geological structure, meteorology, and other factors. He presents compelling evidence that high levels of natural biodiversity underpin ecosystem resilience and stability. Lazell s engaging narrative, containing many entertaining asides and personal reflections, widens into an evocative commentary about the nature of life on earth." 1.5 kg

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47096
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  • LEGENDS OF THE BOCAS Trinidad by RUSSELL, A.D.
    RUSSELL, A.D.
    LEGENDS OF THE BOCAS Trinidad

    Edition: First printing

    London: Cecil Palmer, 1922. Quarto, quarter bound in plain linen with paper spine label and blue cloth. pp xi, 132 + 16 photographic plates surrounding by drawings. Spine a bit darkened and damp stained, with yellowing and mild rubbing to the label; damp stain with red edge to inner margin of rear cover; small damp stain to lower inner margin of front cover; page edges yellowed; mostly erased ink inscription on front free endpaper; front cover a little bowed; else a VG clean and unworn copy.. Poetry, legends, and history. Author was a Judge in Trinidad and Tobago for 15 years. Includes an Introduction by Sir John Chancellor, Governor of Trinidad 1916 - 21. The Bocas are the Bocas…

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    London: Cecil Palmer, 1922. Quarto, quarter bound in plain linen with paper spine label and blue cloth. pp xi, 132 + 16 photographic plates surrounding by drawings. Spine a bit darkened and damp stained, with yellowing and mild rubbing to the label; damp stain with red edge to inner margin of rear cover; small damp stain to lower inner margin of front cover; page edges yellowed; mostly erased ink inscription on front free endpaper; front cover a little bowed; else a VG clean and unworn copy.. Poetry, legends, and history. Author was a Judge in Trinidad and Tobago for 15 years. Includes an Introduction by Sir John Chancellor, Governor of Trinidad 1916 - 21. The Bocas are the Bocas del Dragón - the Dragon's Mouths - which are the narrow straits off Trinidad's northwest peninsula that connect the Gulf of Paria to the Caribbean Sea. Uncommon book.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 46884
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  • Pianka, Eric R.; Vitt, Laurie J.
    Lizards: Windows to the Evolution of Diversity (Organisms and Environments)

    Edition: First printing

    Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003. Green cloth. pp (xiv), 333, [5]. Colour photos, maps, glossary, bibliography, index. Small black dot to fore edges, else fine in fine jacket. "From tiny to gigantic, from drab to remarkably beautiful, from harmless to venomous, lizards are spectacular products of natural selection. This book, lavishly illustrated with color photographs, is the first comprehensive reference on lizards around the world. Accessible, scientifically up-to-date, and written with contagious enthusiasm for the subject, Lizards: Windows to the Evolution of Diversity covers species evolution, diversity, ecology, and biology. Eric R. Pianka and Laurie J. Vitt have studied and photographed members of almost all lizard families worldwide, and they bring to the book a deep knowledge based…

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    Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003. Green cloth. pp (xiv), 333, [5]. Colour photos, maps, glossary, bibliography, index. Small black dot to fore edges, else fine in fine jacket. "From tiny to gigantic, from drab to remarkably beautiful, from harmless to venomous, lizards are spectacular products of natural selection. This book, lavishly illustrated with color photographs, is the first comprehensive reference on lizards around the world. Accessible, scientifically up-to-date, and written with contagious enthusiasm for the subject, Lizards: Windows to the Evolution of Diversity covers species evolution, diversity, ecology, and biology. Eric R. Pianka and Laurie J. Vitt have studied and photographed members of almost all lizard families worldwide, and they bring to the book a deep knowledge based on extensive firsthand experience with the animals in their natural habitats. Part One explores lizard lifestyles, answering such questions as why lizards are active when they are, why they behave as they do, how they avoid predators, why they eat what they eat, and how they reproduce and socialize. In Part Two the authors take us on a fascinating tour of the world's manifold lizard species, beginning with iguanians, an evolutionary group that includes some of the most bizarre lizards, the true chameleons of Africa and Madagascar. We also meet the glass lizard, able to break its tail into many highly motile pieces to distract a predator from its body; lizards that can run across water; and limbless lizards, such as snakes. Part Three gives an unprecedented global view of evolutionary trends that have shaped present-day lizard communities and considers the impact of humans on their future. A definitive resource containing many entertaining anecdotes, this magnificent book opens a new window to the natural world and the evolution of life on earth." - publisher. 2.5 kg parcel.

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    Condition: Binding: Quarto

    Book ID: 46562
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  • WYLLARDE, Dolf (pseud. of Dorothy Margarette Selby Lowndes)
    MAFOOTA

    Edition: First printing

    London: Hurst & Blackett, 1907. Octavo, stamped in gilt and light blue. pp [8], 329, [3, ads] + 8 photo plates. Nicks and fraying to ends of lightly sunned spine; one inch cloth split to top front joint; soft vertical spine crease; bump and rubbing to one outer corner; light toning to text paper; 1907 ink name inside front cover; in all, a good, sound copy, tight in the binding, text clean and unworn. A novel of Jamaica by this prolific British author. The plates are photos of Jamaican scenes.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 38710
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  • MANDEL, Eli
    STONY PLAIN

    Edition: First printing

    Erin, Ontario: Press Porcépic, 1973. Squarish octavo in blue cloth in card slipcase. Book is fine, slipcase is VG (slight rubbing). Poetry.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 42467
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