DescriptionRobert Percival. An Account of the Island of Ceylon. London: 1803. First edition.
Robert Percival. An Account of the Island of Ceylon, Containing Its History, Geography, Natural History, With the Manners and Customs of its Various Inhabitants... London: Printed by and for C. and R. Baldwin, 1803. First edition. Quarto. xii, 420. Four folding maps. Two bookplates of Lord Exmouth at front endpapers with signature, "Edward Pellew/ March 1829." Half calf over marbled boards. Significant edgewear and rubbing to boards. Joints tender. Spine rubbed. Significant but closed tears to initial map. Notation in pencil at front free endpaper. Very good. From the private collection of Stephen Lyle Boyd.
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