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This large commemorative book on the island nation of Sri Lanka is a veritable mine of information on a wide variety of aspects of this country. Contained within its 916 pages are erudite articles on : the history of Ceylon; constitution and law; legal, judicial and administrative establishments; archaeology, geology, weather; fauna, botany, irrigation; native customs and arts; post and telegraph; railways; education; medical department; rubber, cacao, opium, tea, coconuts, arrack and toddy; the city of Colombo; time, currency, weights and measures, provincial administrations; fisheries; military and volunteers, etc. There are short notes on the leading personages and prominent business houses operating at the time of the compilation of this book, and hundreds of century-old photographs that illustrate the book throughout. This book was first published in 1907. Other titles published by AES in the same series are : Indian States (a description of 90 native Indian states); Bengal and Assam, Behar and Orissa; and, Southern India. All the books in this series contain hundreds of century old photographs.Printed Pages: 868. Size: 23 x 29 Cm. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 102901
Inhaltsangabe: Product Dimensions: 29x23x5 cm, 868p, Numerous, Illus
Titel: Ceylon: Twentieth Century Impressions - Its ...
Verlag: Asian Educational Services
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: New
Buchbeschreibung London: Lloyd's Greater Britain Publishing Company, Ltd., 1907, 1907. Folio. Original red morocco-textured coated cloth, title gilt to the spine, gilt pictorial roundel to the front board within concentric panels in gilt and blind, edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Lightest of shelf-wear, later gift inscription to the half-title, but a very good copy indeed. Profusely illustrated throughout. First edition. Superb production in the Twentieth Century Impressions series. Loosely inserted galley proof of a contemporary review from the Times of Ceylon: "It may be said with very little fear of error, that the book which has just been published by the Lloyd's Greater Britain Publishing Co., Ltd. is the handsomest and most sumptuous volume which has ever had Ceylon as its subject matter". Artikel-Nr. 120689