Eight Years' Wanderings in Ceylon

EIGHT YEARS' WANDERINGS IN CEYLON is Baker's second published work, and it is extremely rare

Published in London by Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, all copies of the first edition have a title-page dated 1855

The first editions have 6 color lithographs not found in later editions

My copy in original cloth binding is pictured below

I also own a very nice copy rebound in quarter leather and marbled boards.

I do not own this copy of the first Longman edition

Longman 1855 frontispiece

Longman 1855 title-page

Neither of my 1855 first edition copies have ads at the end. The first edition held by the University of California has ads at the end dated March 1856.

The first American edition was not published until 1869 by J.B. Lippincott in Philadelphia

Below: a photo of the first edition in original cloth binding and its frontispiece

Lippincott 1874 edition

Lippincott 1879 edition

Longmans 1884 New Edition

My Longmans 1874 New Edition in full-leather Prize Binding

Longmans 1890 New Edition

Longmans 1895 edition