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BISSOONDATH, Neil
A CASUAL BRUTALITY (signed ARC)
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.
$35.00                          Book Number: 6955                          Order / Enquire



HELWEG-LARSEN, Kjeld
COLUMBUS NEVER CAME
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.
$19.00                          Book Number: 10905                          Order / Enquire



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, 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.
$10.95                          Book Number: 47649                          Order / Enquire



MANDEL, Eli
STONY PLAIN
Erin, Ontario: Press PorcÚpic, 1973.
Squarish octavo in blue cloth in card slipcase. Book is fine, slipcase is VG (slight rubbing). Poetry.
$15.00                          Book Number: 42467                          Order / Enquire



MELODY, Lord, compiler
SOUVENIR BOOK OF CALYPSOES, composed and sung by singers at the Young Brigage
No place (Port-of-Spain, Trinidad]: Nu-Way Print, no date (1950s),
pp [34], unpaged, some leaves on coloured paper, stapled in yellow paper covers. One photo, many local ads; very small corner chip to front cover, VG unworn copy otherwise. Note: lighter parcel, any default shipping price may be reduced.
$34.95                          Book Number: 47682                          Order / Enquire



SHERWOOD, John D.
CASE OF CUBA. WITH A LETTER FROM JOHN D. SHERWOOD, ESQ., ON THE RIGHT OF RECOGNITION.
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.
$85.00                          Book Number: 31025                          Order / Enquire



TAYLOR Angeline
BLACK JADE
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.
$15.00                          Book Number: 16695                          Order / Enquire



WYLLARDE, Dolf (pseud. of Dorothy Margarette Selby Lowndes)
MAFOOTA
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.
$34.95                          Book Number: 38710                          Order / Enquire



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