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[BURMA]. - Alphabetum barmanorum seu regni avensis. Rome, typis Sac. Congregationis de Propagande Fide, 1787.

Small 8vo. Pp. xvi (incl. one blank leaf), 64. With text in Pali written in Burmese script within woodcut ornamental border throughout. With one folding engraved plate signed G. Expilly. Near contemporary half calf on tree marbled boards, spine decorated in gilt and with title label. Beautiful decorated endpapers. Bookplate. Second edition (first 1776) of the first work to be printed with Burmese characters. The types were partly recast in this edition, and the text rewritten by Cajetanus Mantegatius and Johannes Percotius. Birrell & Garnett 21. Birrell & Garnett 21. Cordier BI 351. Herbert & Milner: "South-East Asia. Languages and literatures", pp. 9. Smitskamp PO 212.
EUR 800.00 [Appr.: US$ 942.16 | £UK 706.5 | JPą 106860] Book number 38002

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