The life and adventures of John Christopher Wolf : late Principal Secretary of State at Jaffanapatnam in Ceylon ; together with a description of that island, its natural productions, and the manners and customs of its inhabitants / translated from the original German ; to the whole is added a short but comprehensive description of the same island, by Mr. Eschelskroon.
- Standardized Title:
- Reise nach Zeilan nebst einem Berichte von der holländischen Regierung zu Jaffanapatnam. English
- London : Printed for G.G.J. and J. Robinson ..., MDCCLXXXV 
viii, 344 pages ; 18 cm
- ced, r;ss g-en Ihst (3) 1785 (A)
- Wolf, Johann Christoph, 1730- -- Travel -- Sri Lanka.
Voyages and travels.
Sri Lanka -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Sri Lanka -- Social life and customs -- Early works to 1800.
- Local subjects:
- Baron, 1773-1840 (armorial binding) (Culture Class Collection copy)
- Place of Publication:
- England London.
- Signatures: A⁴ B-Y⁸ Z⁴.
Horizontal chain lines.
- Local notes:
- Culture Class Collection copy in armorial binding of Baron Henry Richard Vassall Holland of the Holland House, London: bound in full brown tree calf; boards gold-tooled with single line fillet borders; arms of the Holland House stamped in gilt on left board; five raised bands on spine; six sets of gold-tooled double line fillets on spine forming six spine panels; title stamped in gilt on a black leather label in second spine panel.
Culture Class Collection copy has the armorial bookplate of the Holland House, London on front pastedown, with an ms. shelfmark in red pencil over the bookplate that reads "Dd 2"; ms. inscription "Holland House" in brown ink on t.p.; ms. inscription "T 1759" in pencil on t.p.; struck through and trimmed ownership inscription in brown ink that reads "J. P. And[...]" at head of t.p.; and a faint ownership inscription at head of p. 5 that reads "J. P. Andrew".
Culture Class Collection copy is extra-illustrated with a water-colored frontispiece depicting a tree near a body of water pasted onto verso of front flyleaf.
Culture Class Collection copy left and right boards are detached.
- Penn Provenance:
- Andrew, J. P. (inscription) (Culture Class Collection copy)
Holland House (armorial binding) (bookplate) (inscription) (Culture Class Collection copy)
Holland, Henry Richard Vassall, Baron, 1773-1840 (armorial binding) (Culture Class Collection copy)
- Penn Chronology:
- Cited in:
- ESTC, 169052
- Eschelskroon, Adolph, 1736-1793.
Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
German Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
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