SRI LANKA - Two unrecorded or not published colour printed sets of plates. Colombo, Cave & Co. and London, Cassell and Company Limited, [c. 1910] and 1913.
PICTURES FROM CEYLON. Folio cloth portfolio, lettered in gilt, with gilt vignette of a native fishing vessel on front cover, printed label H.W. Cave & Co, Printers, Colombo inside front cover, containing 14 loose colour-printed plates of scenery and views of Sri Lanka, printed on high-quality eggshell paper; in fine condition.
BERESFORD BRUCE, Lydia. Sketches of Ceylon. London, Cassell, 1913. 4to. Title printed in red and black and 13 loose and mounted colour-printed plates, each with captioned tissue guard, with remenants of the original transparent envelope.
I. Henry W. Cave (1854-1913) travelled to Ceylon at the age of eighteen as the secretary of Reginald Copleston, the Archbishop of Colombo, and there his interest in photography and the island led him to publish a popular series of titles about Ceylon. He opened a bookstore, print works and established a thriving publishing house in Colombo. - Together with: One slightly damaged issue of Cave's Monthly Magazine for February, 1885.
II. Lydia Mary Lloyd-Jones married one Ernest Douglas Beresford Bruce (born 1869); she is probably the author/artist. We were not able to trace this work anywhere. The same applies to the portfolio published by Cave.