Scenery and Reminiscences of Ceylon. London: Ackermann & Co., for the author, 1845.
2 (492 x 331mm). Tinted lithographic frontispiece and 12 tinted lithographic plates after Deschamps. (First few leaves and title-page lightly spotted, frontispiece with some discolouration and short tears to fore-edge.) Contemporary dark green half morocco, upper cover with elephant blocked in gilt (neatly rebacked retaining original backstrip, upper cover with scratch to right-hand edge, corners bumped).
An important and ambitious survey of mid-nineteenth-century Sri Lanka. Deschamps spent nine years in Sri Lanka (1828-1838) during which time he compiled the material contained in this work. He aims were broad, and as he noted in his preface included representing the scenery, customs (the catching of elephants in kraals), objects, dress, and professions. De Silva Early Prints of Ceylon pp. 95ff.