London: Longmans, 1891. 376 pages. small 8vo, polished brown calf school prize binding, ornately gilt spine with red leather spine label, marbled edges and endpapers. London: Longmans, 1891. Near fine. Baker notes Ceylon's great natural resources and relics of former prosperity, contrasting this past grandeur with the colonial era.
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London: Longmans, 1892. Illustrated. Short thick 8vo, beautifully bound in a full tree calf prize binding from Monkton Combe School with ornate gilt-tooled spine (light scattered foxing; a few ink stains on the fore-edge, otherwise a near fine copy). London: Longmans Green, 1892. A new edition.
London: 1827. Partial Autograph Document Signed, 3.5" x 4.5", an endorsement, removed from a larger document, including the words: "London - July 2nd 1827 - Edward Carrington - Justice of the Supreme Court of Ceylon, R. Birnie: J.P." *Solf as an exceptional example of his signature. Fine condition. Scottish police magistrate in London who came to prominence for his involvement with the Cato Street Conspiracy and for the publicity he incurred when he read the Riot Act at Queen Caroline's funeral.
New York: Random House, 1978. 273pp. 8vo, cloth backed boards, d.w. (lightly edge worn) New York: Random House, (1978). Near fine in very good d.w.
New York: Scribner, 1892. Illustrated by the author. 2 volumes, pictorial blue cloth (soiled). New York: Scribner, 1892. First American Edition. Very good.
New York: Scribner, 1892. 2 volumes, illustrated, lettered tissue guards. 8vo, pictorial blue cloth (rubbed, ex-lib stamp on spines and title pages). New York: Scribner's, 1892. Good.
New York: George Ackerman, 1856. Color Lithograph. Image measures 7" x 9.25". This lovely view dating to 1856 depicts a Buddhist temple in Ceylon or Sri Lanka. The foreground depicts people sitting and chatting while others are praying on the steps leading up to the temple. Beautifully surrounded by palm trees and woods, the temple is seen in the background. This view, drawn from nature by Wilhelm Heine with figures by Eliphalet Brown Jr. and lithographed by George Ackerman appears...
Philadelphia: T. Sinclair, 1856. Color Lithograph. Image measures 6.5" x 9.5". This beautiful 1856 view of the Lighthouse at Point de Galle, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) was issued by T. Sinclair. It features natives in the foreground who are either fishing or with cattle. In the background the Point de Galle light is visible. Known to be Sri Lanka's oldest light station, the lighthouse was built in 1840 and was powered by a weight driven machine. The original lighthouse, pictured here...
Nuremburg: Homann, Johann Baptist, 1733. Map. Copper plate engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 21 1/4" x 18 3/4" This beautiful 1733 map of Southern India and Sri Lanka or Ceylon was issued by Homann Heirs. Largely based on the cartographic work of Jean Bourcet, it covers from Daman south to include all of Sri Lanka. Mapping the region following the death of Emperor Aurangzeb and the resulting decline of the Mughal Empire, several important towns and cities are...
Berlin: Axel Junker, 1931. Numerous b/w photo illustrations. 240 pages with text in German. Large oblong 4to, orange pictorial cloth, chipped d.w. Berlin: Axel Juncker, (1931). A very good(+) copy in a very good(-) dust wrapper.
Salem: Peabody Essex Museum, 2001. Profusely illustrated in color and in black & white. 416 pages, black cloth, d.w. (Salem): Peabody Essex Museum, (2001). First Edition. A fine copy in a fine dust wrapper.
New York: Praeger, 1963. x + 148pp., slim 8vo, black cloth; lightly worn. New York: Frederick A. Praeger, (1963). A very good copy.
Illus., Maps. Tall 8vo, dec. buckram, d.w. N.Y., (1962).
London: Oxford University Press, 1967. 311pp., 8vo, cloth. London; Oxford University Press, (1967).
Rome: Edizioni Mediterranee, 1950. Illustrated with 76 fine reproductions of gravure plates. 15pp of text in English. Thin 4to, boards with pictorial wrapper. Roma: Edizioni Mediterranee, (no date, circa 1950). A near fine copy.
Map. Engraving modern with hand coloring. Measures 18.25" x 21.5". Pictorial map of Sri Lanka with wonderful illustrations of giant elephants, trees, mountains and rivers. North is oriented towards the left. Latin text verso Gerard Mercator (1512-1594) was an accomplished mathematician, cartographer, globe maker and engraver best known for the Mercator Projection. Incorporating the newly accepted fact that the world is round, Mercator was able to render longitude lines consistently straight on a chart. Although this requires some distortion, it...
Frontis, illus., 311pp., 8vo, pr. wrs. Paris, 1924.
Vienna: 1956. Color & b/w illustrations. 150pp., 4to, cloth, dust wrapper; small tear on d.w. spine, cardboard slipcase. Wien, (1956). Very good.
Garden City: Garden City, 1929. Adventures in Nepal together with accounts of Ceylon, British India, the Native States, the Persian Gulf, the Overland Desert Mail and the Baghdad Railway. Illustrated with a map and many black & white photos. xi + 332pp. 8vo, orange cloth with decorative black stamping (some light soiling). New York: Garden City Publishing Company, 1929. A very good(-) copy.
View. Uncolored etching. Signed with yellow stamp with artist's initials. Image measures 8" x 5.75". Beautiful and lush tropical scene with elephants and four figures walking on a trail. Circa 1927-1929. Minor crease to lower right edge. Tavik Frantisek Simon (1877-1942), born in Zeleznice, Czechoslovakia, traveled widely and visited the United States in the 1920s. His art represented impressions of where he'd been.
Ceylon: The Survey Office, 1910. Pocket map. Dissected and lined with linen. Map measure 38.5" x 27". This large folding pocket map issued by the survey office of Ceylon was published in 1910 under the orders of Mr. R. S. Templeton who was the Surveyor General of Ceylon from 1910 - 1915. The map covers the entire island and is color coded according to provinces. Notes roads, railways, towns, rivers, lakes, and a host of other topographical features. The map...
Munich: Gerog Muller, 1926. 128 photos, large folding map. 129pp. of text, 4to, black cloth (spine lightly rubbed). Munchen: Georg Muller, 1926. Very good. In Karl Dohring's series: Der indische Kulturkreis in Einzeldarstellung. Text in German.
Princeton: D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc., 1960. Illustrated with simple black-and-white line drawings. 237 pages, 8vo, red cloth (corners gently bumped), dust wrapper (worn). Princeton: D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc., (1960). A very good copy in a very good(-) dust wrapper.
London: The Hakluyt Society, 1978. Translated and edited by Sinnappah Arasaratnam. Illustrated in black & white and includes a fold-out map. 374pp. 8vo, blue cloth, edge-worn d.w. London: The Hakluyt Society, 1978. A near fine copy in a very good dust wrapper.
24 illustrations. Tall thick 8vo, red cloth. London: Robert Hale, (1951). Second printing. A very good(+) copy.