SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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DESCHAMPS, John.
Scenery and Reminiscences of Ceylon.

Published
London: for the author by Ackermann & Co., 96 The Strand, 1845.
References
Abbey Travel 414. Bobins Supplementary list 08/14.
Plates
12 + title page
Binding/Size
L=FOLIO
Value
0-5000
Published
London: for the author by Ackermann & Co., 96 The Strand, 1845.
Ref
5105

Folio (20 x 13 inches ), contemporary green cloth; gilt embossed motif of an Elephant to upper board, paper label to spine. 12 colour lithograph plates, plus title. Corners bumped. Book plate of 'C. Robert Bignold' to front pastedown. Plates toned and with light foxing. Tissue guards. Colour plates in order: 1. Title page. The Grand Archway leading to the Temple of Buddhu at Kalany. 2. The Fort of Colombo, from the Galle-Face Esplanade. 3. The Galle-Face Esplanade, from Middleburg Counterguard. 4. Adam's Peak & the Lake of Colombo, from the Galle-Barrier. 5. The Lake of Colombo and Slave Island, from the Glacis. 6. Adam's Peak & Slave Island, from the Galle-Face Esplanade. 7. Colpitty, from the Cinnamon-Gardens. 8. The Ferry-House, at Pantura. 9. Buddhist Temples at Bolgodde. 10. The Ferry & Rest-House, at Bentotte. 11. The Rock of Mulkirrigalle. 12. The Lake of Kandy. 13. The Great Elephant Kraal at Cottawya.