CEYLON CURRENCY: BRITISH PERIOD, 1796-1936. B. W. Fernando.

CEYLON CURRENCY: BRITISH PERIOD, 1796-1936.

Colombo: Ceylon Government Press, 1939. 8vo, original black cloth; spine and upper cover lettered in gilt. viii, 68 pages; 8 (of 9) halftone plates depicting coins and paper money. Professionally recased in the original binding, with new endpapers. Pages lightly toned; lacking first plate, which should depict a Kredit Breif note. Nearly fine. Item #5061

A remarkably rare book: possibly the only copy we have ever handled and certainly the first copy we have offered in at least thirty years. A search of all libraries in the OCLC network finds one copy in Germany. All of which helps one accept the fact that this copy is lacking its first plate, which is a shame. Features an introduction by H.W. Codrington, author of the 1924 Ceylon Coins and Currency.

Price: $195.00

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