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MASON, ELLEN: - Civilizing Mountain Men on Sketches of Mission work among the Karens. Second edition. London, James Nisbeth & Co., 1862.

. Small 8vo. Pp. xii, 384, adv. 4. With one coloured frontispiece of "Karen National Institute for girls, Tounghoo with the Native Board of Managers in their hunting dresses". Publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Second edition (first 1862) of this scarce work about missionary work in Burma (Myanmar). It is chiefly devoted to the history of the self-supporting female schools among the Karens.Ellen Mason, American Baptist missionary who spent more than thirty years in British Burma. She arrived in 1843 with her first husband Edwin Bullard. He died a few years later and she then married American missionary Francis Mason. They worked among the Karens in the city of the Tounghoo (today Taungoo), the capital of Burma in the 16th century. The Toungoo dynasty ruled the country for over 200 years (16th - 18th centuries). After the Second Anglo-Burmese War the district was cut in half and the British annexed the southern part. British troops were withdrawn in 1893. Cordier BI 307.
EUR 700.00 [Appr.: US$ 744.04 | £UK 599.75 | JPą 114766] Book number 121440

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