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The Dutch in Ceylon.
An account of their early visits to the island, their conquests, and their rule over the maritime regions during a century and a half. Volume I (All published). Early visits and settlement in the island. Colombo 1929
First edition pp.[iv], 2, iv, ii, [ii], 198, 12 plates, 1 folding, folding map, 21 illustrations. A very good copy in original cloth, with the signature of Sir Charles Collins, senior Ceylon civil servant and former President of the Royal Asiatic Society of Hong Kong.
Naauwkeurige beschryvinge van Malabar en Choromandel
[with] Beschryving van het machtige Eyland Ceylon [and] Nauwkeurige en waarachtige ontdekking en wederlegginge van de Afgoderye der Oost-Indische Heydenen. Amsterdam Johannes Janssonius van Waasberge, and Johannes van Someren 1672
First edition, three parts bound in one, folio, engraved title page, title printed in red and black, privilege, dedication with engraved coat of arms, Voor-reden, poem by J. Vollenhove, 198, 17 double-page plates, maps & plans; [Part II]. Title page, 44, , (45)-232 (but numbered 132), 17 double-page plates and maps; [ii], 180, (185)-188, , many engravings throughout text. Text in Dutch. Lacking the two portrait plates. A good copy bound in contemporary full calf, crudely and rather too tightly re-backed with original spine laid down, corners repaired. Engraved title torn in margin.
The Maldive Islands.
An Account of the Physical Features, Climate, History, Inhabitants, Productions, and Trade. Colombo Frank Luker, Acting Government Printer, Ceylon 1883
First edition, folio, pp.[iv], 133, 3 folding maps, 1 folding table. A very good copy in contemporary half calf, gilt, cloth a little worn, one short tear to bottom of spine. With a letter from Bell to a Mr Ravenscroft loosely inserted, presenting this copy in thanks for the loan of a copy of Pyrard de Laval during the preparation of the work, signed, and dated November 30th, 1883, Colombo.
Fine plates of Sri Lankan fish
A selection from the most remarkable and interesting fishes found on the coast of Ceylon.
From drawings made in the southern part of that island, from the living specimens. London Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green 1830
First edition, 4to, pp.viii, 30 fine hand-coloured engraved plates, each with descriptive leaf. A handsome copy bound in contemporary gilt tooled black straight grain morocco.
1826-46: Annual compilations of the laws of Ceylon
Regulations of the Government of Ceylon
passed in the year 1826 [to 1846]. Colombo printed at the Government Press, by Nicholas Bergman, [1826-46]
First edition Folio, pp., 37, , 39, 30-31, , 16, , 19, , 4, 3, , 5, , 11, , 4, 4, , 7, , 13, , 14, , 11, , 6, . A very good copy from the House of Lords Library, bound in contemporary half morocco. Spine partially detached.
1849: The American Ceylon Mission, founded by chance
Brief Sketch of the American Ceylon Mission,
with an appendix. Jaffna American Mission Press 1849
First edition pp.56, 2 folding tables, disbound.
The Ceylon Antiquary and Literary Register.
Volume II, Parts 2 & 4; III, Parts 1 & 4; IV, Part 1. Colombo 1916-18
Five parts bound in one, 4to, pp.[vi], (69)-148; (221)-296; [vi], 68; (237)-304; [ii], 63; viii, vi. A few plates, maps and text illustrations. Bound in contemporary buckram, minor wear to spine.
The Ceylon Antiquary and Literary Register.
Volumes 1 to 4. Colombo Office of the Times of Ceylon 1916-19
Four volumes, 4to, pp.x, 281; viii, 296; vi, 304; vi, 231, plates, maps and text illustrations. The cloth bindings have suffered from damp, but text and plates are in very good condition, though plates are often loose. Fuller details on request.
A scandal in the Catholic establishment in Ceylon
The Ceylon Catholic Sower.
Volume 1, No.1, January 1847 and Volume 1, No.2, February 1847. Kandy Printed by S. Fonseka at his Press. 1847
First edition, first two issues, pp., 12, ; , (13)-36, . Stitched in original wrappers. Rear wrapper of first issue detached, but present. In very good condition. The second issue is inscribed: "L'Abbé André Reinaud, Miss. Apostolique, Kandy." The editor's copy.
1892: Revised edition of the first comprehensive Sinhalese-English dictionary
A Sinhalese-English Dictionary.
Colombo Wesleyan Mission Press 1892
[New and enlarged edition] pp.iv, 824. Lacking title page. Bound in full local leather, spine split, a few wormholes to boards. Pages 441-6 with ancient non-archival repairs.
Coomaraswamy's first published work, with notes in his hand
Eight papers on the geology of Ceylon by Ananda Coomaraswamy, extracted from academic journals, with nine related papers by his colleagues. 1900-1903
First edition, approximately 270 pages (of which 85 by AK), illustrations. Bound in green cloth. Two pages of pencil notes in Coomaraswamy's hand are loosely inserted.
The Prehistory of Sri Lanka.
An ecological perspective. Colombo Department of Archaeological Survey 1992
First edition Two volumes 4to, pp.xv, 366; (xvi))-xxvi, (367)-813, illustrations, dust wrappers. Department of Archaeological Survey, Memoir Volume 8, Parts I and II. Fine set in original cloth, dust wrappers.