1820: Tolfrey's New Testament in smaller type
The Singhalese Translation of the New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Colombo Printed for the Colombo Auxiliary Bible Society, at the Weslyan Mission Press 1820
Second edition, corrected pp.[iv], 670. Bound in contemporary panelled calf, neatly rebacked. With the bookplate of the library of the Von Der Gabelentz family from Thuringia, Germany and ownership inscription of Hans Conors Gabelentz.
Darlow & Moule, 8311; Historical catalogue 2130
The new edition of the 'Tolfrey version' of the New Testament first issued in 1817, but in smaller type. The Serampore Mission Press in Bengal had printed the Sinhalese New Testament in 1813, but that was simply a reissue of the translation made by the Dutch and issued in parts up to 1780. The Colombo Auxiliary of the British and Foreign Bible Society had been founded in 1812, and but for Tolfrey "it is certain that the Auxiliary would have remained content to publish editions of the Dutch translation. His zeal and scholarship combined to make a new and better translation possible" (Hooper p. 205).