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Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon.Mammalia, Birds, Reptiles, Fishes, Insects &c., Including a Monograph of the Elephant and a Description of the Modes of Capturing and Training It.
London, Longman. 1861 - Publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, gilt, gilt mantis on top cover, well recased, all edges untrimmed, very top of first gathering opened a little roughly. pp xxiii, erratum slip, pp 500. Wood-engraved plates and text-illustrations throughout. Casey Wood p. 594 . First Edition. Not many can say they could count Byron and Bentham amongst their circle, take a passionate and active part in the politics of the time, travel widely as a colonial administrator and write articles including Wine and Wine Making for the Encyclopaedia Britannica. (see DNB). "Sketches" is an un-stuffy, approachable and readable condensation of "Ceylon, An Account." published earlier in 2 volumes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Nicholas Goodyer ABA ILAB]
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