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. Early visits and settlement in the island. (All published) 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.
This first volume of a projected history, intended to supply a "connected and complete, yet concise account of the Dutch occupation of Ceylon" from 1640 to 1796, deals with the first twenty years of the Dutch colony. A second volume to complete the history to 1796 was advertised, but never published.