Ceylon: An Account of the Island Physical, Historical, and Topographical with Notices of its Natural History, Antiquities and Productions
Tennent, Sir James Emerson
Irish politician and traveller Sir James Emerson Tennent (1804-1869) was appointed colonial secretary of Ceylon in 1845, remaining until 1850. One of the results of his residence in Ceylon was this publication. It proved so popular that five editions, variously revised, were published in eight months, the last in 1860. The work is an account of many aspects of the island of Ceylon with chapters on the geology, climate, flora and fauna, history, religion, farming, commerce, the arts, science, Portuguese, Dutch and English, elephants, forest, and ruined cities.
Publisher: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts
Edition: First Edition
Date Published: 1859
Place Published: London
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: 2 vols.: xxxv, 619; xvi, 655 pp. 8vo. 6 maps, 7 plans and charts, 31 wood engravings in vol. I. 1 map, 10 plans and charts, and 60 wood engravings. Black leather with blank impressing to board edges. Spines and front free endpapers repaired. Tear, repair, and small hole in fold-out map in vol. I. Rough edge to map in vol. II. Some worm damage to top corners in vol. I up to p. 11.