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Comprehensive account of Sri Lanka
An Historical, political and statistical account of Ceylon and its dependencies.
London T. and W. Boone 1849
First edition. Two volumes, 8vo (23 x 15.5 cm), pp.8 [advertisements], xv, [1, blank], 484; 12 [advertisements], [iv], 485-887, [1, errata], large folding map, coloured in outline. A very good unopened set in original cloth, spines faded; first volume with Ceylon inked on spine. Some spotting on map. Contemporary circular armorial bookplates on front pastedown.
From antiquity to elephant-hunting
An historical, political and statistical account of Ceylon and its dependencies.
London T. and W. Boone 1849
First edition. Two volumes, 8vo (22 x 14.5 cm), pp.xv, [1, blank], 484; [iv], 485-887, [1, errata], large folding map, coloured in outline. A very good set bound in contemporary diced calf, all edges marbled. Spines faded, edges rubbed. Contents in fine condition. Contemporary bookplates with an earl's coronet and cyphered. Blindstamps of Hugh Roberts, bookseller, Chester, on front free endpapers.
The Temporal and Spritual Conquest of Ceylon.
Translated by Father S.G. Perera. Colombo A.C. Richards, Acting Government Printer 1930
First edition Three volumes, pp.xxviii, 392; (393)-810; (811)-1274. A very good set in original cloth. The set of the anthropologist, Cora Du Bois, with her personal stamp in each volume.
Ribeiro's History of Ceilao. Part I.
With notes from De Barros, De Couto and Antonio Bocarro. Translated from the Portuguese by P.E. Peiris Deraniyagala Samarasinha Sriwardhana. Galle printed at the Albion Press 
[First edition ?] pp.[x], 169,. Original wrappers a little worn, and with hole in rear cover, otherwise a very good copy.
Comprehensive history of Portuguese Ceylon
Ribeiro's history of Ceilao.
With a summary of De Barros, De Couto, Antonio Bocarro and the Documentos Remettidos, with the Parangi Hatane and Kostantinu Hatane. Translated from the original Portuguese and Sinhalese by P.E. Peiris. Colombo Colombo Apothecaries Co. Ltd 1909
Second edition, expanded. 8vo (22 x 15 cm), pp.xvii, [1, blank], , 416, xiv. A very good copy in original publisher's green cloth.
COPAC records copies at the British Library, Leeds, and London Library.
First publication of this classical Sinhalese poem
Sella Lihini Sandese.
The Sella's Message by Sri Rahula of Totagamua. The text and translation, with notes and glossary for the use of students, edited and translated by William Charles Macready. Colombo Wesleyan Mission Press 1865
First edition. 8vo (22 x 14 cm), pp.[ii], 72, xxxix, [1, blank], 101, [1, blank], [3, errata], [1, blank]. A very good copy bound in mid-20th century red cloth. Numerous pencil notes. Ownership inscription of C.H.B. Reynolds.
We locate copies at Cleveland, Danish Royal Library, National Art Library, Newberry, and Oxford.
A general description of the Island, historical, physical, statistical. Containing the most recent information. London Chapman & Hall 1876
First edition. Two volumes, 8vo (23 x 15.5 cm), pp.xvi, 424; viii, 432, folding map, errata slip. A very good set in slightly dull original publisher's cloth. Spines lightly rubbed, some wear to corners. Bookplates and inscriptions of Signet Library on front pastedowns. Pencilled initials of C.H.B. Reynolds.
The classic 19th-century account of Ceylon
An account of the island, physical, historical, and topographical with notices of its natural history, antiquities and productions. London Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts 1859
Third edition, revised and expanded. Two volumes, 8vo (23 x 15 cm), xxxix, , 643, , 24 [advertisements]; xvi, 663, ; with 2 frontispiece plates, 89 illustrations, and 9 maps, 2 folding and coloured in outline. An exceptionally clean and bright set in original cloth, gilt. Small chip to lower edge of spine of volume one professionally restored. With the contemporary printed library labels of Midgard House, Hawick.
Signed presentation copy
Thoughts, Talks and Tramps.
A Collection of Papers. Edited with a Memoir by R.R. Marett. London Humphrey Milford; Oxford University Press 1934
First edition pp.xxiii, 285, frontis, folding map. A very good copy in original cloth. With a presentation inscription from the author.
Vol II. Khuddaka Patha, Dhammapada, Udana and Itiwuttaka Pali of the Khuddaka Nikaya Sutta Pitaka.
Revised and edited by the Venerable Arangala Siridhamma Thero,, Principal, Maha Viruddharama Pirivena, Dematagoda, Colombo. Colombo J. D. Fernando, Granthaprakasa Press, 1926
First edition pp., iii, , ii, 204. Pali text. A very good copy handsomely bound in full leather.
see Geiger, Pali Literature, p.19, para 11 for description of content
First appearance of the earliest Sinhalese grammar in print
The Sidath Sangarawa, a grammar of the Singhalese language,
translated into English, with introduction, notes, and appendices. Colombo William Skeen, Government Printer 1852
First edition. 8vo (21 x 14 cm), pp.[iv], cclxxxvi, 247, folding table. Bound in worn contemporary half calf, spine faded, hinges cracked but holding. Contents lightly age-toned. A decent copy of an important book. Pencil initials of C.H.B. Reynolds.
Rubber in the East.
Being the Official Account of the Ceylon Rubber Exhibition held in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Peradeniya, in September, 1906. Colombo H. C. Cottle, Goverment Printer, Peradeniya Manuals of Botany, Entomology, Agriculture, and Horticulture, No.1. 1906
First edition pp.265, 24 plates, 2 folding, 8 text illustrations, 7 folding maps & plans. A very good copy in original cloth, small nick to edge of lower board.