In Old Ceylon

By: Farrer, Reginald

Price: NZ$390.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good in Poor dust jacket


Contemporary owner's signature. Small contemporary bookseller's ticket of Andrew Fraser, Oamaru [New Zealand] on front endpaper. Moderate scattered spots of foxing. Plates clean. Dust-jacket in two pieces, with only a fragment of the dust-jacket spine surviving. Front and rear panels and flaps of dust-jacket present. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; Very scarce with dust-jacket. ix, [3], 351, [1] pages + 16 pages advertisements + frontispiece + 15 plates. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and front board, gilt illustration on front board. Page dimensions: 224 x 143mm. An account of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), with much content on the Buddhist religion, Buddhist sites, and Buddhist religious lore. Illustrations include: Tortoises on the Library Tower of the Daladá Mâligawa, Kandy; Sigiri Rock; Looking back, from the Long Gallery of Sigiri, to the Kandyan Mountains; Restored Stone Railing, at Anuradhapura, belonging to the Abhayagiriya Vihara; The Drum (restored) and Western Altar of Mirisawétiya Dâgaba; Rock-hewn Bathing-Pool near Issurumuniya. Rear panel of dust-jacket has advertisements for "Mr. Edward Arnold's New Books in General Literature". "Not long does the tourist linker in sweltering Colombo. Everybody comes to Colombo; nobody stays there - at least, if they can help it, for many poor slaves of the lamp there are who perforce live year in, year out in Colombo, filling the bungalows all through the parks and down the Mount Lavinia Road [. . .]" - page 32. "The moonstone, in Ceylon, you can have for the picking up. If you choose to visit the Moon Plains, you may, over those rolling expanses, gather your lapful of milky micaceous flakes and chips, which, when cut, reveal the moony refulgence that gives the jewel its name. But there are moonstone and moonstones [. . .]" - page 8.

Title: In Old Ceylon

Author Name: Farrer, Reginald

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Edward Arnold: 1908

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good in Poor dust jacket

Seller ID: 18363