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[SANGERMANO, VINCENTIUS] - TANDY, WILLIAM: - A Description of the Burmese Empire, Compiled Chiefly from Native Documents by the Rev. Father Sangermano and Translated from his Ms. Rome, Printed for the Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and Ireland, 1833.

4to. Pp. viii, 224. Contemporary half calf, spine gilt in compartments, title lettered in gilt, hinges cracked, extremities worn. Traces of an erased stamp on title page. First edition of this early and accurate work on Burma, reprinted many times. Father Sangermano, an Italian Barnabite missionary, lived and served in Rangoon 1783 to 1808. He was one of the earliest Christian missionaries to study the language and literature of the people. Cordier BI 3.
EUR 700.00 [Appr.: US$ 824.83 | £UK 614 | JPą 92601] Book number 45031

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