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An Account of the Interior of Ceylon, and of its Inhabitants - with Travels in that Island
London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown 1821 - London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown. 1821, First Edition. 4to - 29.9 cm. pp.[viii], 530, (4). 13 plates including 2 coloured aquatints and 1 large folding panorama, 2 maps, 1 folding; Corrigenda tipped in at the Preface page, Index, 4 pp. Publisher's Advertisements bound in at rear Ñ a complete copy. Tastefully bound in _ dark-green calf and marbled boards, decorative spine with bright gilt decorations and titles. Slight and soft beginning intermittent foxing in places otherwise a near fine copy. Rare and complete. Abbey Travel 412 Arriving in Ceylon in 1816 John Davy accompanied Sir Robert Brownrigg on his tour of the central highlands and Uva province, an experience which resulted in the writing of this narrative. Davy describes the Court of Kandy and the taking of the tooth from the temple. Davy was the first to provide an accurate estimate of the height of Adams peak, and he was the discoverer of Nuwara Eliya. Aside from his travel experiences, Davy writes about geology, climate, snakes and leeches. He provides a detailed description of the peoples of the Kandyan region, their government, laws, cosmography and the Buddhist religion. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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