Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books (ILAB): Ceylon
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[CEYLON].
A Catalogue of Books Sold by H.W. Cave & Co., Amen Corner, Colombo (early 20th century ).
Pp. (iv), 71. Sewn, original wrappers, chipped. With annotations in pencil. Pages 31-36 comprises a list of "books on Ceylon, new and old".
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Book number: 99393
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Catalogue: Ceylon
Keywords: Ceylon, ceylon, sri lanka, asia, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration,

 
[RIBEIRO, JOÂO]:
History of Ceylon Presented by Captain John Ribeyro to the King of Portugal, in 1685, Translated from the Portugese, by the Abbe Le Grand. Re-translated from the French edition, with an Appendix, Containing Chapters Illustrative of the Past and Present Condition of the Island, by George Lee. Colombo, printed at the Government Press, 1847.
Pp. (viii), 278. With four folding maps / plans, and one folding table in the text. Marginal tears to title and second leave. Text browned and some staining. Contemporary cloth, worn and stained. Recased and repairs to endpapers. Ribeiro, a Portugese captain stationed in India was sent to Ceylon where he served for many years in the Portugese army against the Dutch. His vividly account was translated into French by Joachim Le Grand and published in 1701 (Paris). A Portugese edition was first published in 1836. This English version by George Lee has been enlarged with an appendix. Ribeiro's history comprises a general account of Ceylon followed by a part devoted to the war between the Portugese, the natives and the Dutch. Scarce.
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Book number: 120541
€  480.00 [Appr.: US$ 563.52 | £UK 438.25 | JP¥ 62338]
Catalogue: Ceylon
Keywords: Ceylon, Ceylon, ceylonese, sri lanka, asia, asien, asiatic, asie, travel, exploration, history,

 [COLOMBO]., The Sixth Report of the Colombo Auxiliary Bible Society M.DCCC.XVIII: With an Appendix, and a list of subscribers and benefactors. Colombo, printed at the Wesleyan Mission Press, 1818.
[COLOMBO].
The Sixth Report of the Colombo Auxiliary Bible Society M.DCCC.XVIII: With an Appendix, and a list of subscribers and benefactors. Colombo, printed at the Wesleyan Mission Press, 1818.
Pp. 92. Partly with some loss to outer margins. Modern papercovered boards. The Ceylon Bible Society was formed in 1812 and it's main task was to translate the Bible into Cingalese (Sinhala) and making it accessible to the natives. The Wesleyan Press was established in 1815. This is an annual report of the Society's transactions of the year 1817 including information about the translation of the scriptures and religious treatises, and the state of the Society's funds. The appendix comprises many letters about the missionary work in the island.
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Book number: 100656
€  500.00 [Appr.: US$ 587 | £UK 456.5 | JP¥ 64936]
Catalogue: Ceylon
Keywords: Ceylon, ceylon, sri lanka, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration, religious,
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 [CALLAWAY, JOHN] (TRANSL.):, Yakkun Nattannawa: A Cingalese Poem, Descriptive of the Ceylon System of Demonology:... and Kolan Nattannawa: A Cingalese Poem, Descriptive of the Characters Assumed by Natives of Ceylon in a Masquerade. London, Printed for the Oriental Translation Fund, 1829.
[CALLAWAY, JOHN] (TRANSL.):
Yakkun Nattannawa: A Cingalese Poem, Descriptive of the Ceylon System of Demonology:... and Kolan Nattannawa: A Cingalese Poem, Descriptive of the Characters Assumed by Natives of Ceylon in a Masquerade. London, Printed for the Oriental Translation Fund, 1829.
Tall 8vo. Pp. (xii), 64. With subscriber leaf. The text is complete but without half title (with list of plates on verso). With 9 lithograph plates, which of 7 are beautifully coloured by hand. Some staining to the first few leaves. Contemporary full dice calf, neatly rebacked to match. Copy of Richard Gregory, with his armorial bookplate and his subscriber leaf. First edition of two Cingalese poems about demonolatry of Ceylon, translated by John Callaway, a missionary living there at the time. As often the addendum with information about the Oriental Translation Fund is not present.
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Book number: 100392
€  1600.00 [Appr.: US$ 1878.4 | £UK 1460.25 | JP¥ 207794]
Catalogue: Ceylon
Keywords: Ceylon, ceylon, sri lnaka, ceylonese, asia, asie, asien, cingalese, asiatic, travel, exploration, illustrated, demonology, demonolatry
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CHOUNAVEL, CONSTANT:
A Grammar of the Sinhalese Language for the Use of European Students. Colombo, Printed at the Catholic Orphan Press, 1886.
Pp. xvi, 231, (1) errata. Contemporary marbled paper boards, rebacked with brown cloth. Some leaves mended with scotch tape on inner margins (pp. x-xi and 216-7). First edition, rare. Constant Chounavel born and educated in France, arrived in Ceylon in 1852 where he lived and served until his death in 1923 in Borella almost 100 years old. He worked as pastor and missionary at Jaffna for about thirty years and in 1883 he moved to Colombo where he served as vicar general and pastor of the cathedral in Kotahena. He wrote a variety of books mainly in Singhalese. Not in Vater.
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Book number: 100945
€  900.00 [Appr.: US$ 1056.6 | £UK 821.5 | JP¥ 116884]
Catalogue: Ceylon
Keywords: Ceylon, ceylon, sri lanka, sinhalese, singhalese, cingalese, language, langue, linguistic, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, exploration, travel,

 
ELVIUS, PEHR THE ELDER (PRESES) / BACKMARK [BÄCKMARK], PETRUS (RESPONDENT):
Disputatio gradualis de Taprobana (Ceylon). Uppsala, Werner, 1713.
Small 8vo. Pp. (ii), 32, (2). Text in Latin. Later (early 20th century) half calf, flat spine decorated and lettered in gilt (by G. Hedberg). A rare Swedish dissertation about Ceylon or Taprobana as it was called earlier. The name Taprobana became known in Europe through Ptolemy's "Geographia" but was sometimes confused with Sumatra on the early maps.
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Book number: 100855
€  400.00 [Appr.: US$ 469.6 | £UK 365.25 | JP¥ 51949]
Catalogue: Ceylon
Keywords: Ceylon, Ceylon, sri lanka, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration,

 
LEITCH, MARY AND MARGARET W.:
Seven years in Ceylon. Stories of mission life. London (ca 1890).
Small 4to. Pp. viii, 170, 2. With frontispiece, pictorial title page and numerous illustrations throughout the text. Original pictorial boards, cloth spine, slightly rubbed. Floral endpapers. Comprises letters written by two American missionaries living in Ceylon during the years 1880-87.
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Book number: 99070
€  100.00 [Appr.: US$ 117.4 | £UK 91.5 | JP¥ 12987]
Catalogue: Ceylon
Keywords: Ceylon, ceylon, sri lanka, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration,

 
LE MESURIER, CECIL JOHN REGINALD & PA'NABOKKE, TIKIRI BANDARA SNR.:
Níti-Nighanduva; or, The Vocabulary of Law. As it existed in the last days of the Kandyan kingdom. Colombo, William Henry Herbert, 1880.
Tall 8vo. Pp. xxxix, 120. Interleaved copy. With some annotations. Contemporary half calf, rubbed, spine with red title label and initials F.A.H. in gilt at foot of spine. Níti-Nighanduva is compiled from the archives of the Court of Kandy and is mainly concerned about laws of marriage and inheritance. Pánabokke Banda, president of Dumbara estate, acquired a copy of the original manuscript, had it transcribed and made a rough translation. In 1876 Le Mesurier got his hands on the ms, retranslated it and recasted it into its present form. The kingdom of Kandy was an independent monarchy in the central portion of the island Ceylon. It was founded in the late 15th century and absorbed into the British empire in 1815. Provenance: Frederic Austin Hayley with his bookplate on front pastedown. Author of " A treatise of the laws and customs of the Sinhalese" Colombo 1823.
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Book number: 100858
€  1300.00 [Appr.: US$ 1526.2 | £UK 1186.5 | JP¥ 168833]
Catalogue: Ceylon
Keywords: Ceylon, ceylon, sri lanka, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, explortion, law,

 ROBIE, JEAN-BAPTISTE:, Fragment d'un voyage dans l'Inde et a Ceylon. Two volumes. Bruxelles 1883-85.
ROBIE, JEAN-BAPTISTE:
Fragment d'un voyage dans l'Inde et a Ceylon. Two volumes. Bruxelles 1883-85.
Pp. 120; iv, 152, (2). With 25 mounted albumen photographs on card board by Alexandre, of which one is a map of India and 23 are paintings by the author. Original printed wrappers bound in contemporary decorative Indian cloth, title lables on spine, rubbed, chipped at extremities. Bookplate. Presentation inscription (second vol.). First edition, limited to 100 copies. Rare diary account of a voyage to Ceylon and India by Jean-Baptiste Robie (1821-1910), a renowned Belgian painter of still lives and landscapes, mainly known for his rose paintings. Robie's voyage went via Suez and Aden to Ceylon where he stayed for a while at Colombo and Kandy. He continued to India where he spent a couple of weeks in the djungle in Uttar Pradesh. He visited Calcutta, Allahabad, Agra, Delhi and the south of India; Madura, Trichinopoly, Tanjore and Madras in Tamil Nadu. The photos depict several famous sites and temples along the route and a few of tiger and leopard hunting. No auction record of this work since 1975!
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Book number: 100774
€  1750.00 [Appr.: US$ 2054.5 | £UK 1597.25 | JP¥ 227275]
Catalogue: Ceylon
Keywords: Ceylon, india, inde, indian, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, ceylon, sri lanka, travel, exploration, photographs, photograph
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ROSSANDER, CARL J.:
Rubinön. Reseminnen från Ceylon. Stockholm 1894.
Pp. (viii), 142. With 24 plates made frmm phorographs. Original half cloth on marbled boards. First edition. This narrative by a Swedish medical doctor includes detailed descriptions of Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara-Eliga (Nurellia) and Anurudhapura. One chapter deals with tea cultivation.
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Book number: 35117
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Catalogue: Ceylon
Keywords: Ceylon, ceylon, sri lanka, india, tea, asia, asie, asiatic, asien, travel, explore, exploration

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