I have found by
personal experience out how rare these books are - and how expensive. In 1998 one full set
sold in the UK for UKŁ2,750 (about EC$12,700, US$4,700 or CD$7,250). The dealer told me
they are "almost impossible to obtain anywhere - I've tried, believe me!!"
I received enough
pre-payments to complete a second print run of "History of Antigua".
As for the first, the
price is US$1,000, which includes shipping anywhere in the world via parcel post. I have
now arranged with PayPal to receive payments by credit card, which should relieve the
stress inherent in the other methods, and I will set that up on this page in the near
For now, if you are
interested in purchasing a set, please contact me at one through the mediums below. I would be happy to try to answer any questions you may have.
** Please note: Pre-payment in full is
required for all of these sets. I do not accept Purchase Orders of any kind, nor do I
offer credit terms.
2003 Print Run: To be
completely honest, in this series the printer did not print page 406 in Volume 2, the
final half-page of the Index, and with their lack of willingness to put it right I have
basically terminated my association with that company. This same printer has also lost or
deleted all of the image files related to the printing of all of the books I had
them print before.
For the moment, buyers
of these sets will find a scanned image of that page HERE. If
you are a verified buyer and wish to have a full size printed page sent to you for
insertion please simply email me direct.
As publisher I accept
a measure of responsibility for this, and deeply apologise for any inconvenience caused.
I commissioned (and
have received) a limited print run which is available for immediate shipping.
In view of the delays
and reliability of my last printer, I had to start again and the proofing process - as it
always does - took quite a long time. I also suffered additional major expense to make
this new start, and this was unavoidable.
Sale prices and
conditions remain the same as before. (See "Ordering"
and "Buying the books" below.)
I completed a short
print run early in 2006, the final Index page omission has been corrected. and full sets
are still available for immediate shipping.