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Bon, E.F.: THE ORIGIN AND ROMANCE OF RUBBER
(H&C Press, Colombo nd) 12mo card covers. 61, [12]pp. bw ills. Published in aid of war funds, and preface dated 1943. Good clean copy in a Good dustwrapper (Book ref. 6933) £25.00
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Tennakoon Vimalananda The British Intrigue in the Kingdom of Ceylon : Gunasena Historical Series Vol. II
M.D. Gunasena & Co. Ltd, 1973. Illustrated by Black & White & Illustrations & Line Drawings + Fold Out Maps. First Edition. Blue Cloth. VERY GOOD ( AVERAGE)/Good (BELOW AVERAGE). 4to - over 9" - 12" Signed "Bispham" HARDBACK Browned jacket. POSTED AT OUR STANDARD RATES FULLY INSURED (UK ONLY). Please email for further details. (Book ref. 013237) £60.00
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Vittachi, Tarzie The Brown Sahib
London: Andre Deutsch, 1962. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 8vo. 127 pp. light uniform browning to pages otherwise very good in lightly edgeworn original tan cloth gilt, very good in price-clipped, lightly scuffed dustwrapper chipped, spine a little sunned, good. (Book ref. 21139) £25.00
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Alfred H Shirley (Petty Officer telegraphy) H.M.S. Fox in the East Indies 1908-1910
Oxford: Oxford: Horace Hart, 1910. First UK Edition. Cloth. Fair/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall HB. "Printed for private Circulation". Grubby dark-blue cloth boards with still bright gilt lettering to faded spine. Boards have slight wear to edges, joints and corners. Frontis (b&w photo illus of HMS Fox) at Muscat) is loose and ragged around its edges. 256 pages. incl. 6 out of 8 b&w illus. are present although some loose (so two are missing) and 2 in-text maps (Somaliland and Gulf of Oman). There is a table at the back giving arms and ammo captured during 1909/10 so it seems that one of their objectives was to stop gun-running.. Book tight and clean. (Book ref. 004804) £80.00
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Spittel, R. L. Wild Ceylon: Describing in Particular the Lives of the Present Day Veddas
Colombo, Ceylon: The Colombo Apothecaries Co., Ltd., 1927. Second Edition. Blue Cloth. Very Good.. 14.5cm x 22cm Prelims, 263pp, b&w illus plus fold-out map (detached). No inscriptions, but two owner's ink stamps ffep, red biro rear fep. One plate loose, spine colour faded, (Book ref. 005847) £10.00
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POWELL Geoffrey: THE KANDYAN WARS - The British Army in Ceylon 1803-1818.
London. Leo Cooper. 1973. lst edn. Hardback. 320 pages. B.w. illustrations. Maps. Maps to front endpapers. Fine in purple boards with gilt lettering to spine, gift message on half-title page, in a v.g. d.w. with small repaired closed tear. ISBN: 0-85052-106-8. (Book ref. 1437) £14.95
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MOYES, A.J.: Debating Chambers of the House of Commons.
London: Wightman Mountain Ltd(Printer), nd.(c.1950's?). Published with the Authority of the Lord Great Chamberlain and the Speaker of the House of Commons. "In this book an attempt has been made to record and illustrate some of the places in London which have been used by the House of Commons for its meeting and to give a description of the the new Chamber built under the direction of the Ministry of Works to the designs of the norminated architect, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, O.M.,R.A., and the engineer, Dr Oscar Faber and Partners." Pp.36, 23 black and white plates. Dark green card covers. VG. (Book ref. 38111) £5.00
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Haeckel, Ernst: A Visit to Ceylon.
London: Kegan Paul, Trench & Trubner, 1883 8vo Half Lthr. 1st UK Edn. viii, 337 pp. Corners rubbed; upper joint split & backstrip crumbling and detatching; ;library label verso f. cover; stamp prelims and later ;ink no.s on title page; shelf no. on backstrip. Dust staining and browning. (Book ref. 38822) £35.00
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Dassanayake, M.D; Fosberg, F.R. A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Volume III
New Delhi: Amerind Publishing for the Smithsonian Institute and the National Science Foundation, Washington D.C., 1981. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Near fine in green cloth, black & gilt lettering to spine, endpaper maps, xii & 499 pages, b/w illustrations, bright dustjacket. This volume, now out of print, contains the following families: Ebenaceae, Gentianaceae, Lamiaceae (Labiatae), Lecythidaceae, Martyniaceae, Menyanthaceae, Moraceae, Pandanaceae, Pedaliceae, Rosaceae, Sabiaceae, Scrophulariaceae, Sonneratiaceae, Symplocaceae, Umbelliferae. (Book ref. 5979) £15.00
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Abeygunawardena, D.V.W. Diseases of Cultivated Plants: Their Diagnosis and Treatment in Ceylon
Colombo: The Colombo Apothecaries' Co.Ltd., 1969. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Red cloth, x & 289 pages, colour frontis, b/w photos and drawings, bibliography, glossary, index. Deals with diseases of tea, rubber, coconut, cacao, coffee, cereal crops, pulse crops, root crops and vegetables, condiment and spice crops, fruit plants, tobacoo, sugarcane and other field crops, ornamental plants; principles and methods of disease control. Corner, spine bumped, no previous owner marks internally. (Book ref. 5755) £12.00
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Woolf, Leonard: Diaries in Ceylon 1908-1911: Records of a Colonial Administrator Being the Official Diaries Maintained by Leonard Woolf while Assistant Government Agent of the Hambantota District, Ceylon: and Stories from the East, Ceylon Historical Journal Vol IX
Ceylon: Tisara Prakasakayo, 2006 Fourth edition, paperback, very good condition, uncreased glossy card covers slightly shelf worn, lxxx + 286 pages including index, frontis + 1 poor quality photo illustrations of author and Virginia Woolf, b/w fold-out map of Hambantota District, Ceylon - The Ceylon Historical Journal Vol IX, July 1958 to April 1960 - Nos 1 - 4,-----Contents: Introduction Part 1 historical, Part 2 General; Glossary; List of Abbreviations; Preface by Leonard Woolf; Diaries of the Hambantota District 1908 - 1911; Index; Stories from the East - A Tale told by Midnight, Pearls and Swine, The two Brahmans-----------The author served seven years in Sri Lanka as a member of the CeyonCivil Service and in his official capacity as an Assistant Government Agent, was required to maintain diaries of his daily work. This book contains the complete diaries maintained by Eoolf while serving in Hambantota District for four years from 1908 to1911. Thet were originally published in 1962, shortly after Woolf's return visit to Ceylon in 1960 in his eightieth year. These diaries are the first and still the only ones to be printed out of several hundred volumes which have survived of the records of the provincial administrators of Sri Lanka under the British. (Book ref. 2957) £45.00
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WELLS, W. G. B.: Cooly Tamil: As understood by Labourers on Tea and Rubber Estates. Specially arranged for planters and planting students.
Colombo : The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon, Ltd., 1941. Hardback, 5th edition, fair-good condition, no dust-jacket, publisher's original grey clothboards with black blocking to front, spine peeling, owners stamp to feps, small library stamp to rear fep (Home Library Club Columbo), 213 pages plus index, some ink annotations, well used but remains a useful copy (Book ref. 1383) £35.00
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Urwick, Reverend W: India 100 Years Ago: The Beauty of Old India Illustrated
London: Bracken Books, 1985 Hardback, first edition thus, 11" x 8", very good condition, in a very good unclipped (12.50) dust-jacket, publisher's original red clothboards with gilt blocking to spine, 220 pages including index, 161 b/w engraved illustrations---Facsimile of the 1885 edition published by the Religious Tract Society. 'This superbly illustrated panorama of India in the 1880s recaptures the infinite variety and exotic splendours of the British Raj at its zenith. In this vast subcontinent, extremes of wealth and power sat side-by-side with utter destitution, for the bewildering mosaic of religion, race and language reflects in mankind the extravagant diversity of India's geography - the mighty mountains of the Himalayas, the deserts, and jungles and the broad flood-plains of the great, winding rivers. Through this colourful land of contrast and unending change, our guide takes us on a whistle-stop tour, setting out from Ceylon and concluding in Bombay: Contents include: Ceylon: the green and luxuriant island set in the hot Indian Ocean, its jungles hiding ancient temples, and ruined cities, its hills and valleys covered by plantations of coffee and tea;Madras Presidency: the inhospitable Coromandel coast, where the north-cast monsoon strikes without mercy, the city of Madras and the great Dravidian Temples of Siva at Madura and Scringham; the Bengal provinces: the city of Calcutta, the Ganges, and into the eastern Himalayas to Assam, Darjeeling and Nepal; The North-West Provinces and Oudc: Benares, Lucknow, Cawnpore and the splendid palaces of the Moguls; The Punjab: Delhi, the Indus and the land of the Sikhs; Rajputana and the Central India Agency: Gwalior, the northern kingdom of the Mahrattas; Bombay Presidency: back to the coast; the tigers of the Narbada Valley, Buddhist cave temples, Gujcrat, Goa and Poona; ---Turning the pages of The Centennial Travel Series, the reader embarks upon a journey in both time and place - to tour, with expert guides, the great countries of the "world as they were a hundred years ago. This was the great age of railway travel, before the coming of the motor car and the aeroplane. And the itinerary in each book follows the leisurely style of the Victorian age: by steamer, railway, carriage and foot. The descriptions of scenes and places were written by a small group of enthusiastic travellers, including several clergymen, observant reporters of all they saw. Each book, republished now in its original late-nineteenth century format, is thus based upon the author's personal experiences, the words complemented by superb engravings on almost every page.' (Book ref. 3008) £18.00
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Tiruchelvam, Neelan - Director International Centre for Ethnic Studies Columbo: Redefining the Good Society: Constitutionalism - and redesigning the state and society: Fourth Indira Gandhi Conference
1993 First edition, stapled paperback, 8" x 6", very good condition, uncreased glossy card covers, 13 pages---------Fourth Indira Gandhi Conference 19 - 23 November 1993, New Delhi. (Book ref. 2560) £10.00
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Tiruchelvam, Neelan - Director ICES; Hussain, Izeth, Cook, Rebecca J;: The Thatched Patio: Volume 5, Number 4: July / August 1992
Columbo: International Centre for Ethnic Studies, 1992 First edition, paperback, 9.5" x 7", very good condition, uncreased glossy card covers, 65 pages------in this issue: Bandaranaike Ideology and Social Harmony (Tiruchelvam, Neelan); Western Literature (Hussain, Izeth); Women International Human Rights Law (Cook, Rebecca J) (Book ref. 2561) £15.00
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Thorn, Philip and Bailey, Philip (Compiled by): European Cricketers in India, Ceylon and Burma
UK: ACS Publications (Association of Cricket Statisticians), 1998 First edition, stapled booklet, as new condition, uncreased illustrated glossy card covers, 56 pages --------' Cricket in India can be traced back to at least 1792 when the Calcutta Cricket Club was formed and cricket was also played at an early date in Madras and Bombay. This book includes details of those europeans who have played first-class cricket not only in India but also in Burma and Ceylon. at least fifty of those listed are still alive and we would like to thank those players who assisted with information and also relatives of former cricketers.' (Book ref. 2629) £15.00
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Thorn, Philip and Bailey, Philip (Compiled by): European Cricketers in India, Ceylon and Burma
UK: ACS Publications (Association of Cricket Statisticians), 1998 First edition, stapled booklet, as new condition, uncreased illustrated glossy card covers, 56 pages --------' Cricket in India can be traced back to at least 1792 when the Calcutta Cricket Club was formed and cricket was also played at an early date in Madras and Bombay. This book includes details of those europeans who have played first-class cricket not only in India but also in Burma and Ceylon. At least fifty of those listed are still alive and we would like to thank those players who assisted with information and also relatives of former cricketers.' (Book ref. 2836) £15.00
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The Automobile Association of Ceylon: The Automobile Association of Ceylon Handbook 1950
The Automobile Association of Ceylon , 1950 Hardback, first edition, very good tight internal condition, no dust-jacket, publisher's original AA yellow clothboards with black blocking to front back (map) and spine, spine peelng from base, 314 pages including index, b/w photo and line illustrations, small b/w maps of most towns and full page Columbo (from preface - first post-war edition, due to very high cost it has not been possible to include a map showing the motorable roads), some small neat annotations and owner's name address added ---------Contents include general information, touring, resthouses, bungalows, gazetteer of towns etc, buried cities, wild life, ceylon's zoos, legal section and notes, first aid notes, hospitals, petrol stations in colombo, kandy and galle and outstations, police stations, post offices, principal rivers, steep hills and main roads, (Book ref. 2529) £25.00
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Survey Department Ceylon: Ceylon Motor Map
Ceylon: Surveyor General of Ceylon, 1952 Folded colour map, first edition, 24" x 36" (12" x 6" folded), scale 1inch = 8 miles, Touring Map of Ceylon, Printed by Survey Department Ceylon 1952, in a good condition but with some tears at folds, neat ink owner's name to front cover dated 4/2/53, card covers with picture map to front and 'table of distances between principle towns and junctions' to back, inset street maps of Jaffna, Anuradhapura, Kurenegala, Kandy, Colombo, Galle, Nuwara Eliya (scale 1 mile to 1 inch). (Book ref. 2975) £25.00
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Singh, St Nihal: Ceylon's Scenic Splendour
Colombo: Ceylon Government Railway, 1928 First edition, stapled paperback, 9" x 8", good++ condition, illustrated glossy card covers slightly creased and a bit grubby, cover detached from body but thr remainder tight, 48 pages plus printed inside covers, sepia photo illustrations by the author, price stamp to front cover-----------Colombo, Kelani-Ganga, Ratnapura, Queen's House, Maligakanda temple, Cinnamon Gardens, Galle face, Negombo, Kelaniya, Samantakuta, Mount Lavinia, Beruwala, Hambantota, Tissamaharama, Polgaha Wela, Rambukkana, Castle Rock, Alagalla, Kadugannawa, Peradeniya, Kandy, (Book ref. 2941) £15.00
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