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    Sale 5428

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    23 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 488

    CAVE, Henry W. Picturesque Ceylon and its Ruined Cities. London: Sampson Low [and others], 1903. 4° (275 x 210mm). 123 photographic plates on stiff paper (some foxing). Contemporary pictorial red morocco gilt, gilt edges (a few light marks).

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    CAVE, Henry W. Picturesque Ceylon and its Ruined Cities. London: Sampson Low [and others], 1903. 4° (275 x 210mm). 123 photographic plates on stiff paper (some foxing). Contemporary pictorial red morocco gilt, gilt edges (a few light marks).

    Inserted is a 4pp. 8° A.L.s from the author to Sir John Campbell, dated Colombo 8 November 1903, offering Sir John a copy of the new edition, thinking 'you will be pleased with some of the photographs in this edition', hoping he is keeping well and joining with his wife in offering him best wishes.


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