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Author: BAKER S W

Title: Eight Years' Wanderings In Ceylon

Price: £265.00

Year: 1855

Edition: !st Edn

Publisher: Longmans Brown Green and Longmans

Summary: xii 423 pages, all edges gilt, frontis and five colour plates + illus in the text. Armorial bookplate to the front paste down, publishers green bind stamped cloth with central gilt hunting vignette to the upper cover, rebacked with the original spine relayed the spine with gilt title between gilt decorative border and gilt vignette of a standing native. Baker travelled extensively in Ceylon and describes the natural history, villages, peoples, agriculture. Includes a chapter on elephant hunting, he also notes leopard shooting and details the hunting of wild boar and elk. Baker also comments on his high regard for his ten bore rifles. Czech 19/20

Ref: 23718

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