PLATÉ LIMITED. Ceylon [cover title].

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PLATÉ LIMITED. Ceylon [cover title]. Colombo, Plâté Limited [printer: Thomas Perera], c. 1936.

Oblong 8vo. Original illustrated card-wrappers, cord-bound, pp. [32], higly illustrated after photographs over tone plates; light toning to margins of wrappers, otherwise fine.
'The birth of Plâtés dates back to the 1890’s, when a young gentleman of French Origin, A. W. A. Plâté and his German wife, Clara, travelled across to Sri Lanka, at the time known as, Ceylon, in order to pursue a business venture. Enthralled and mesmerized by the natural splendor and scenic beauty of this paradise island as well as its ancient and diverse culture heritage, the couple decided to pursue photography as a career. In a country studded with a shimmering turquoise coastline, hilly green luscious mountains, exotic wildlife and a rich, grand history, there was much to capture' (from the website of the company who are still going strong in Colombo).

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