The Bungalow and the Tent.
Or, a Visit to Ceylon.London: Richard Bentley, 1854 Stock Code: 127198
First edition. Sullivan, the son of Rear-Admiral Sir Charles Sullivan, was a travel writer whose prose was replete with "true, fresh vivacity, energy, generosity of mind, quickness of observation, and instinct for fun" (The Living Age, Vol. XXXV p. 568). Here Sullivan describes a trip where, "with understated fortitude, he notes being left in the 'agreeable' position of standing face to face with an elephant in anything but an amiable mood, with only one shot to rely upon. Besides the elephant hunting adventures in Ceylon, he also stalked bear and wild boar" (Czech). This description of a trip to Ceylon was his second work after the 1852 Rambles and Scrambles in North and South America.
The Dollar Institute was founded in 1818 in Clackmannanshire with a bequest from John McNabb and is now know as the Dollar Academy.
Octavo (183 x 115 mm). Contemporary red calf prize binding, title gilt to spine on yellow morocco label, gilt decorated compartments to spine, double ruled panels to cover in gilt, Dollar Institution's laurel wreath device on front cover, marbled edges.
Prize book plate awarded to Catherine Ross to front pastedown. Spine a little faded, lightly rubbed and soiled, some spotting to covers, small mark to front cover, tips slightly bumped, half title bound in, two finger marks to title, minor foxing to first few leaves, text lightly browned. A very good copy.
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