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BAKER, REV. THOMAS TURNER: - The Recent Operations of the British Forces at Rangoon and Martaban. London, Thomas Hatchard, 1852.

Pp. (viii), 78. With one coloured frontispiece, one plate of a Burmese ship and two folding plates depicting a costal view of Rangoon and the attack of the Dunnoo Stockade. Unopened copy in original cloth, rebacked with most of the original spine preserved, rubbed. First edition of an eye-witness account of the Second Anglo-Burmese War between April 1852 - January 1853, posthumously published. In April 1852 the port of Martaban was taken and shortly after Rangoon was occupied, then also Bassein and Pegu were taken. No treaty was signed but trade resumed between British Burma and the Kingdom of Ava until there was an outbreak of new violence in 1885. Reverend Thomas Baker was Chaplain of Her Majesty's ship Fox and died in 1852 by the epidemic cholera. Abbey Travel 407. Cordier BI 455.
EUR 1200.00 [Appr.: US$ 1413.23 | £UK 1059.75 | JPą 160291] Book number 99747

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