Francois Valentijn's Description of Ceylon; English attempts at colonisation, 1610-1630

London: Hakluyt Society, 1726 (1978). First edition thus. Hardcover. Octavo in brushed and gilt-titled blue boards, with green and blue DJ; xv, 395 p., [8] leaves of plates (1 folding map) : ill. ; 23 cm. Includes index. Bibliography: p. 375-379. Near Fine in Near Fine- to VG++ DJ, in archival mylar jacket. Item #4487
ISBN: 0904180069

Originally published in 1726 as the section dealing with Ceylon in vol. 5, pt. 1 of Oud en nieuw Oost-Indien. || Sri Lanka, Description and travel ; Early works to 1800.  Sri Lanka, History To 1505. Sri Lanka, History , 1505-1948. .

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