By J C Willis
Colombo   Colombo Apothecaries Co
9" by 5.5" [13], 2-246, iv, [14]pp
The first edition of this comprehensive guide to Ceylon. Profusely illustrated, with many photographs and a map. A very smart copy of this work.
By J C Willis

1907 Ceylon A Handbook for the Resident and Traveller

Colombo   Colombo Apothecaries Co
9" by 5.5" [13], 2-246, iv, [14]pp
The first edition of this comprehensive guide to Ceylon. Profusely illustrated, with many photographs and a map. A very smart copy of this work.
£120.00
: 0.75kgs / : 702L32

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First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding

Prior owner's bookplate to the front pastedown, with the name omitted. Illustrated, with a folding panorama photograph of Colombo Harbour, a map, 62 plates. Lacking the large folding map. Written by the director of the Royal Botanical Gardens in Ceylon, J C Willis. Ceylon is the colonial name given to what is now Sri Lanka. With useful information on the population, cultivation, geography, climate, mountains and people of the area. A comprehensive work.

Condition

In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, very smart with minor bumping to the extremities. A few light marks to the spine and boards. Prior owner's bookplate to the front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Small loss to the bottom corner of p.7 not affecting the text.

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