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[CEYLON - TEA]. NETSCHER, H.J.Th., and Alexander Albert HOLLE.
Tea and its cultivation in Asam and Ceylon investigated: presentation copy, with 22 original albumen prints
Verslag eener reis naar de thee-districten van Britsch-Indie en Ceylon ondernomen door de heeren H.J.Th. Netscher en A.A. Holle in opdracht van de Cultuur Maatschappij Parakan-Salak.Including: Harold Hart MANN. Het ferment in het theeblad en zijne verhouding tot de hoedanigheid der thee.Batavia, G. Kolff & Co., 1903. 2 works in 1 volume. Folio. With 1 engraved double-page plate, 4 lithographed colour-plates and 22 albumen photographs with guard leaves containing text. Contemporary brown cloth, title in gold, decorated endpapers. [2], 93, [1] pp. Rare first and only edition of a report on the investigation of tea cultivation and production in Assam (India) and Ceylon. The Dutch cultural association "Cultuur Maatschappij" in Palakan-Salak asked H.J.Th. Netscher and Alexander Albert Holle to investigate the Assam and Ceylon tea cultivation and production with regard to the economic position of Java tea in the world market. Netscher and Holle had their investigations on tea cultivation and culture in British India and Ceylon printed but never put them on the market, merely giving some copies to parties concerned with the tea industry. They gave the present copy to Norbert Pieter van den Berg, head agent of the Dutch East Indian commercial bank at Batavia and president of the Javanese bank. The report discusses various aspects of tea and its cultivation, including the geographic dissemination, different kinds of tea seeds, the conservation of tea seeds, the process of drying tea leaves and the arrangement of tea factories. But the book also describes some remarkable things that … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: ASHER RARE BOOKS [Utrecht, The Netherlands]

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