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[WOLF (Johann Christoph)]. The Life and Adventures of John Christopher Wolf, Late Principal Secretary of State at Jaffanapatnam, in Ceylon, together with a Description of the that Island, its Natural Productions, and the Manners and Customs of its Inhabitants. Translated from the Original German. To which is added, a short, but Comprehensive Description of the same Island, by Mr. Eschelekroon.1785

London: Printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, First English edition, 8vo (185 x 120 mm), viii, 344pp., contemporary speckled calf, flat spine ruled in gilt with a red morocco title label, a very nice copy. Johann Christoph Wolf (1730-1785) a German adventurer who had taken service with the Dutch Government, who then resided at Jaffna. Provenance: With the armorial bookplate of Lt. Col. Sir Edward Baker (née Baker Littlehales, 1st Baronet, d.1825), of Ranston, Dorset, was the aide-de-camp to Lt. Col. Simcoe, the first lieutenant governor of Upper Canada.

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