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The Ceylon Almanac and Annual Register for the Year of Our Lord, 1857.

Published: Colombo: William Skeen, Government Printer, Ceylon, 1857

Stock code: 68548

Price: £850

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First edition. Fascinating and useful digest of information for the island; weights and measures; rates of pay; directories of the civil, religious, naval and military authorities; routes; shipping intelligence; and so forth, together with a substantial appendix on “the canal from Ellehara … to Minnery, and thence to Gantalawe …” illustrated by the map lithographed by Day & Son in London.

Octavo (212 134 mm). ?Publisher’s half calf on marbled boards. Large, loosely inserted, lithographed folding map of the canal “commencing at Hatotte Amunam …”, 3 folding tables of customs returns, folding plan, numerous tables to the text. Somewhat rubbed, lacks front free endpaper, light toning, map has some splits at the folds, but overall very good.

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