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A Set of Views in the Island of Ceylon

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Lyttleton, William Thomas. A Set of Views in the Island of Ceylon. London : Edward Orme. 1819.

APA

Lyttleton, William Thomas (1819) A Set of Views in the Island of Ceylon. London : Edward Orme.

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Lyttleton, William Thomas, A Set of Views in the Island of Ceylon. London : Edward Orme. 1819.

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With a detachment of the 73rd Regiment, William Thomas Lyttleton arrived at Ceylon on 28 October 1814 in the Windham. He remained there with his family for the next seven years, being appointed deputy assistant-commissary at Ruanwella on 6 February 1815 after serving with the expedition against Kandy earlier that year.

Edward Orme of London published six aquatint views of Kandy and its environs after Lieutenant Lyttletons originals, engraved by M. Dubourg and advertised for sale in the Ceylon Gazette of 2 October 1819 for 100 Rix dollars (£7 10s) the set. After Ceylon, the family returned to Britain (Moore states to Dumbarton Castle, Scotland), having been granted two years sick leave from February 1820 to January 1822. He then rejoined his regiment, now back in England, but in November 1824 he sold his commission and left the army with the retirement rank of captain.

Folio, engraved title with dedication, 6 hand colored aquatint plates, engraved by Dubourg, after the author. A page of descriptive text, with an uncolured vignette of 'A Kandyan Chief'.

An attractive and scarce set of views. (Bobins)

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Abbey Travel 411; not in de Silva; Bobins 262.

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Publisher: London : Edward Orme

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Date Added: 2019-08-01

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