• The Wolfgang A. Herz Library:  auction at Christies

    Sale 2158

    The Wolfgang A. Herz Library: Important Voyages and Travels

    9 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 162

    [CEYLON]. -- MARSHALL, Henry. Ceylon: A General Description of the Island and its Inhabitants. London: William H. Allen and Co., 1846.

    Price Realised  

    [CEYLON]. -- MARSHALL, Henry. Ceylon: A General Description of the Island and its Inhabitants. London: William H. Allen and Co., 1846.

    8o. 2 maps, one hand-colored in outline. Original cloth (spine faded, some light wear). Provenance: George Elliott, Lord Minto (armorial bookplate). FIRST EDITION of Marshall's stay on the Island while stationed on the island as a surgeon's mate in the Royal Navy.

    [With:] HOFFMEISTER, Werner. Travels in Ceylon and Continental India. Edinburgh: William P. Kennedy, 1848.

    8o. 2 folding maps. (Some occasional spotting.) Late 19th-century half calf, spine gilt (light wear along edges). Provenance: Sir David Salomons (armorial bookplate). FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. Hoffmeister traveled as physician to Prince Waldemar of Prussia through Ceylon and Northern India via Agra and Delhi to Nepal and the Central Himalayas. This work was published posthumously as Hoffmeister died at the Battle of Ferozepoor. (2)


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