Sale 20JJ01 | Lot 56

CAPPER, JOHN Old Ceylon, Sketches of Ceylon Life in the Olden Time.

Catalogue: Sporting & Travel Books From the Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson

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Lot 56
CAPPER, JOHN Old Ceylon, Sketches of Ceylon Life in the Olden Time.
Colombo: Ceylon Times Press, 1877. First edition. Publisher's pictorial cloth. 8 3/8 x 5 1/4 inches; [vii], 208 pp.; frontispiece, in-text illustrations. Extremities worn, some rubbing and pale staining to cloth, somewhat overopened, scattered foxing, contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper.
Rare; only one copy listed in WorldCat. "Capper describes his further travels through Ceylon, but of special interest is a detailed description of rounding up elephants in the western part of the island in the late 1840s, with the subsequent shooting of two recalcitrant specimens" (Czech). Czech, Asia, p. 43.


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Sporting & Travel Books From the Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson

Tue, Feb 04, 2020 at 10am EST