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    Sale 5428

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    23 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 527

    PERCIVAL, Robert (1765-1826). Voyage a l'île de Ceylan, fait dans les années 1797 à 1800. Paris: Dentu, 1803. 2 volumes, 8°. 4 folding engraved maps and plans, half titles (occasional very minor discolouration and spotting). Contemporary polished calf-backed boards, uncut (a little rubbed).

    Price Realised  

    PERCIVAL, Robert (1765-1826). Voyage a l'île de Ceylan, fait dans les années 1797 à 1800. Paris: Dentu, 1803. 2 volumes, 8°. 4 folding engraved maps and plans, half titles (occasional very minor discolouration and spotting). Contemporary polished calf-backed boards, uncut (a little rubbed).

    PERCIVAL, Robert. Reisen auf der Insel Ceylon, translated by J.A. Bergk. Vienna: A. Doll, 1804. 8°. Folding engraved map and 2 plates, with the 2 final advertisement leaves (fore-margin of E5 repaired with slight loss of text, a little light discolouration). Modern boards, earlier label on spine.

    With 4 others comprising Zaleski's Voyage à Ceylan et aux Indes 1887 (Rome, 1889), M. Wintergerst's Reisen ... nach Ceylon und nach Java 1688-1710 (The Hague, 1932, 2 vols.) and Emil Schmidt's Ceylon (Berlin, c.1897). (7)


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