Tennent, Sir James Emerson.


An Account of the Islands, Physical, Historical, and Topographical with Notices of Its Natural History, Antiquities, and Productions. Longman, Green, Longman and Roberts 1860.
5th Ed. 2 vols. xxix + 643pp. + 44pp. publ. catalogue. + xvi + 669pp. + [ii]. Frontiss., 9 maps and charts including 2 full page and 2 folding, 17 plans and charts, numerous ills. Light marginal browning, with the armorial bookplates of Hugh Cecil Earl of Lonsdale, inscription, hinges cracked with some glue repairs to vol. 2., original cloth with gilt vignettes to upper boards, corners frayed, spines sl. chipped. Sir James Emerson Tennent, first baronet (1804–1869), traveller and politician. From 1845 to 1850 Tennent was civil secretary to the colonial government of Ceylon. Czech pp.212 ‘Perhaps the most complete work on Ceylon ever penned, this work described in detail the topography, history and flora and fauna of the island. Included is a description of capturing wild elephants with a few notes of sport.
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