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Durie, Alice.

ONE JAMAICA GAL.

The Jamaica Times Ltd: Kingston nd (1939) Illustr by Linda Edwards, 8.25 x 5.5, orange pict stapled wraps, 80 pp + ads, Covers have light soiling, staining and fading and a few tears, first and last pages (ads) spotted and stained, staples rusty, a few small tears else very good. Lots of nice local ads. The publisher, The Jamaica Times Ltd. was founded by Walter R. Durie in 1898, a man with deep Jamaican roots and the husband of Alice Durie. Noted in the book that the entire net proceeds from the sale of the first issue of 1,000 copies was to be donated to the war effort and that it was ". . . sanctioned by the Jamaica Central War Assistance Committee" but they later rejected the funds due to the subject matter of the book. This is the only book written by the author. FIRST ED, INSCRIBED AND SIGNED ON TITLE PAGE "XMAS GREETINGS FROM ALICE DURIE." Very scarce volume.


Book Id: 98-9192

Price: $195.00

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