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An Historical Relation of Ceylon - Robert Knox
An Historical Relation of Ceylon - Robert Knox
Manufacturer Number: SL63
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An Historical Relation of Ceylon 
Robert Knox

This is the author's unusual account of his capture by the King of Kandy in 1660 and his subsequent detention for the next 20 years. It remains a primary source for details of life in the Kandyan kingdom at the time. After his escape Knox met Daniel Defoe, who reputedly used parts of Knox's account for inspiration in the writing of Robinson Crusoe. Near Fine Paperback in a Very Good Dust Jacket. Reprint. Originally published in 1681. With an introduction by SD Saparamadu. 409 pages. With a bibliography, index, a pull out map and approximately 20 illustrations from the original edition. 

Weight: 0.6 kg Post free within Malaysia 

Condition: The dust jacket has a small tear at the top of the spine and some dirt at the back. There are minor bits of dirt on the end papers. Otherwise the book looks new.