Lot 45
  • 45

Bennett, John Whitchurch

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Description

  • Ceylon and its capabilities; an account of its natural resources, indigenous productions, and commercial facilities... details of its statistics, pilotage and sailing directions, and an appendix. London: W.H. Allen and Co., 1843
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FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR, 4to (313 x 249mm.), engraved map and 10 plates, 7 hand-coloured, one facsimile of a document, original brown embossed cloth, scattered spotting, a few leaves becoming detached, without half-title, lightly rubbed, spine sunned

Catalogue Note

UNCOMMON. The coloured plates include five of flowers or fruits. The author states: "The object of my humble description is, to submit to public view the great capabilities of this magnificent island" (Preface).
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