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 BURMESE MANUSCRIPT]., [BURMESE MANUSCRIPT]. KAMMAVACA (Official Act of the Sangha, or Buddhist Order). Burma (Mandalay), probably the later part of the 19th century.
BURMESE MANUSCRIPT].
[BURMESE MANUSCRIPT]. KAMMAVACA (Official Act of the Sangha, or Buddhist Order). Burma (Mandalay), probably the later part of the 19th century.
. Palm leaf. Complete with 16 leaves (13 cm x 59 cm) of text in Pali, written in Burmese "square" script. The leaves consist of cloth, the fabric of discarded monk's robes, which has been lacquered to provide a rigid surface. (Copper is also used and more rarely ivory). The lacquered surface is gilded and the design is painted in red lacquer and finally the script applied in black laquer. Within wooden covers, similarly gilded and decorated, bevelled edges. A beautiful copy.The Kammavaca is a collection of extracts from the Pali Vinaya, the monastic code of discipline, outlining rituals and observances of the Buddhistic order. It was customary for a Burmese family to commission a copy of the Kammavaca on the occasion of their son entering the monkhood. This kind of manuscript was produced at Mandalay in the latter half of the 19th century. John Guy, "Palm-leaf and Paper. Illustrated Manuscripts of India and Southeast Asia", no. 37. p.61.
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Catalogue: Southeast Asia
Keywords: Southeast Asia, burma, burmese, birma, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, language, langue, linguistic,

 
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.
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Book number: 121440
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Keywords: Southeast Asia, burma, birma, myanmar, burmese, tanungoo, karen, missionary, exploration, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, juvenile, lady traveller,

 
MASSIEU, ISABELLE BAUCHE:
Comment j'ai parcouru l'Indo-Chine. Birmanie, États Shans, Siam, Tonkin, Laos. Paris 1946.
. Pp. vi, xii, 404. With one folding map of the author's route, front portrait and numerous illustrations made from photographs. Contemporary half red cloth, lightly rubbed. Bookplate. A comprehensive travel account of Indochina at the turn of the 20th century. The author is particulary interested in the life of the local people and the political situation of the countries. Isabelle Massieu (1844-1932) was a French explorer and photographer who travelled extensively in Asia. First published in 1901.
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Book number: 100775
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Catalogue: Southeast Asia
Keywords: Southeast Asia, burma, burmese, birma, siam, siamese, thailand, thai, shan states, tonkin, laos, laotian, vietnam, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration, travels, explore, indochina, indochine, lady traveller

 
SCOTT, SIR JAMES GEORGE:
Burma: A Handbook of Practical Information. With Numerous Illustrations by the Author and Others. London, Alexander Morning Ltd, The De la More Press, 1906.
. Small 8vo. Pp. x, 520. With one folding map and 62 illustrations (mostly full page) made from photographs. The frontispiece is missing. Original pictorial cloth gilt, with a peacock in gilt on upper cover, slightly rubbed. Recased. First edition of an interesting and comprehensive guidebook on Burma. Includes chapters on government , industries, archaeology, arts and music, religion, flora, minerals, gems, language, literature etc. Cordier BI 9. Cf Herbert, World Biographical Series, vol. 132 Burma, no.26 (third edition 1921).
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Keywords: Southeast Asia, burma, shan states, burmese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration

 
SMYTHIES, OLIVE:
Ten Thousand Miles on Elephants. London 1961.
. Pp. 220. With twenty-two illustrations made from photographs. Publisher's red cloth in decorated dust-jacket. Some minor wear to corners of the jacket but overall a great copy. First edition. Esm Scott-Stevensson wife of a Forestry Officer and conservationist, lived for many years in India. She and her husband travelled in remote areas, on elephants or ponies, sometimes on foot. They also travelled extensively in Burma and Borneo, and resided for some years in Nepal.
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Book number: 121289
€  80.00 [Appr.: US$ 85.03 | £UK 68.75 | JP 13116]
Catalogue: Southeast Asia
Keywords: Southeast Asia, India, indian, inde, nepal, hmalayas, Burma, borneo, sarawak, brunei, malaysia, indonesia, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration, lady traveller,

 
[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 and front cover detached, 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.
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Book number: 45031
€  700.00 [Appr.: US$ 744.04 | £UK 599.75 | JP 114766]
Catalogue: Southeast Asia
Keywords: Southeast Asia, burma, burmese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration, voyage, southeast asia

 VINCENT, FRANK Jr.:,  The Land of the White Elephant: Sights and Scenes in South-Eastern Asia. New York, Harper & Brothers, 1874.
VINCENT, FRANK Jr.:
The Land of the White Elephant: Sights and Scenes in South-Eastern Asia. New York, Harper & Brothers, 1874.
. Pp. xx, 316 pp + 4 adv. With three maps and plans, thirty-four full-page plates protected by tissue guards, and additional wood cut illustrations in the text. Publisher's decorated green cloth, stamped in gilt, lightly wear to spine. A beautiful copy of first US edition, originally published in London 1873. A personal narrative of travels in Burma, Cambodia, Siam and Cochin china between 1871 and 1872. Cf Cordier BI 421.
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Book number: 100545
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Catalogue: Southeast Asia
Keywords: Southeast Asia, siam, siamese, thailand, thai, cambodia, burma, burmese, cochinchina, cochin chine, vitenam, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration,

 
VOSSION, LOUIS:
Grammaire franco-birmane d'après A. Judson, augmentée d'un grand nombre d'exemples inédits, d'un appendice relatif aux livres sacrés et à la littérature des birmans, et de la prononciation en francais de tous les mots birmans qui paraissent dans le texte. Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, Ernest Leroux, 1889.
. 12mo. Pp. xx 111, (3). With one front protrait of Judson. Publisher's decorated red cloth. Second edition, enlarged with a preface by Lon Feer. Cordier BI 346-47.
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Catalogue: Southeast Asia
Keywords: Southeast Asia, burma, burmese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, language, langue, linguistic

 
WADE, JONATHAN:
A dictionary of Buddhism and Burman Literature. Second edition. Rangoon, American Baptist Mission Press, F.D. Phinney, supt., 1911.
. Pp. (iv), 200. Title and preface in English, otherwise Burmese text. Contemporary calf, red title label on spine, worn and hinges cracked. With two stamps (FCDO library withdrawn). Old ownership stamps. Reprinted edition, first published at Maulmain 1852. Jonathan Wade and his wife Deborah, American missionaries, who served for almost fifty years in Burma. Scarce. Cf Cordier BI 274 (first ed.).
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Keywords: Southeast Asia, burma, burmese, birma, asia, asie, asiatic, asien, buddhism, religion, exploration, missionary, karen,

 [JUDSON, ADONIRAM]. WAYLAND, FRANCIS:, A Memoir of the Life and Labors of the Rev. Adoniram Judson. Two volumes. Boston, Phillips, sampson, and Cincinnati: Moore, Anderson, 1853.
[JUDSON, ADONIRAM]. WAYLAND, FRANCIS:
A Memoir of the Life and Labors of the Rev. Adoniram Judson. Two volumes. Boston, Phillips, sampson, and Cincinnati: Moore, Anderson, 1853.
. Pp. 544; (ii), 522. With one portrait. Publisher's brown cloth, covers blindstamped and spines lettered in gilt, light wear to spine ends, a few small chips to upper cover of volume two. Armorial bookplate and signatures (Rowland Hazard). Partly with some staining. First edition. Judson was an American Protestant missionary who served in Burma for almost forty years. He published the first Burmese book in Burma in 1818 (Gospel of Matthew) and translated the Bible into Burmese (1835). This biography is based on letters and official correspondence sent to America. Cordier BI 302.
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Keywords: Southeast Asia, burma, burmese, birma, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration, mission, missionary,

 WILLIAMS, CLEMENT:, Through Burmah to Western China. Being Notes of a Journey in 1863 to Establish the Practicability of a Trade-Route Between the Irawaddi and the Yang-tse-kiang. Edinburgh and London, W. Blackwood, 1868.
WILLIAMS, CLEMENT:
Through Burmah to Western China. Being Notes of a Journey in 1863 to Establish the Practicability of a Trade-Route Between the Irawaddi and the Yang-tse-kiang. Edinburgh and London, W. Blackwood, 1868.
. Pp. xvi, adv. 26. With engraved frontispiece, two folding maps (somewhat foxed), five full page engraved plates and nine illustrations in the text. Publisher's cloth, blindstamped and with gilt vignette on upper cover, spine faded with lettering in gilt. Provenance: Colonel Sir John Conway Lloyd (1878-1954) of Dinas, a political reformer and antiquary.First edition. Williams was an assistant surgeon in the 68th Light Infantry and the first British political agent at Mandalay. He was determined to find a practical overland trade-route between Burma and Western China. The first chapter deals with trade and telegraph routes to Western China from Burma. The second chapter contains his diary of the journey up the Irrawaddy from Mandalay to Bhamo, and the return. He describes people and life at Bhamo, particularly of the Chinese, Shans and Kachins and Burmese officials. The illustrations are made after the author's own drawings and photographs. Cordier BI 177. Patricia M. Herbert "Burma" (volume 32 of World Bibliographical Series) item no. 58.
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Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, china, chinese, chine, kina, asia, asien, asie, burma, burmese, birma, travel, exploration

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