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[BURMESE].
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 Latin and Pali written in Burmese script, within woodcut ornamental border. 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.
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 [BURMA - PHOTOGRAPHS]., A collection of Twenty-five Original Gelatin Silver Photographs. About 1895.
[BURMA - PHOTOGRAPHS].
A collection of Twenty-five Original Gelatin Silver Photographs. About 1895.
. Twenty-five photographs with images of Rangoon and Mandalay, while the last two are of Penang Island and the Bridge of Penta Kta. Each photo measures about 15 x 23 cm, four are slightly smaller. The photographs are pasted on grey thick paper (27 x 35 cm) with manuscript caption labels in French. A few of the photographs with minor silvering of the photo margins, the paper mounts have some mild traces of moisture exposure but overall the condition is very good. This is an interesting documentation of British Burma at the turn of the 20th century. (Burma was under British rule between 1886 and 1948). Fifteen of the photos are devoted to Rangoon and its vicinity; of the harbour, street scenes, elephant at work, several of the Shuedagon pagoda, of the Sule pagoda and a few of the countryside. Eight of the photos are taken in Mandalay: city views, the market, Shewenandaw Monastery and the Palace. The Mandalay Palace, built in 1857-9, was the primary royal residence of the last two kings of the country (King Mindon and King Thibaw) up until the Third Burmese War and the annexation by the British Empire. During World War II most of the palace compound was destroyed. The Shewenandaw Monastery is the single remaining major original structure of the original Royal Palace today.
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Book number: 120390
€  1900.00 [Appr.: US$ 2007.26 | £UK 1629.5 | JP 270722]
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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 on 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 (April 1852 - January 1853), posthumously published. 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. Abbey Travel 407. Cordier BI 455.
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Book number: 99747
€  1200.00 [Appr.: US$ 1267.74 | £UK 1029.25 | JP 170983]
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BIXBY, OLIVE JENNIE:
My Child-Life in Burmah; or, Recollections and Incidents. Boston 1880.
. Small 8vo. Pp. 172. With frontispiece and 11 plates. Original pictorial cloth lettered in gilt, extremities rubbed, spine faded. First and only edition of this early missionary account of life in Burma. The author was born on board a ship heading for Burma in 1856. Cordier BI 6.
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Book number: 99442
€  280.00 [Appr.: US$ 295.81 | £UK 240.25 | JP 39896]
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CHASE, DORMER AUGUST:
Anglo-Burmese Hand-Book, or Guide to a Practical Knowledge of the Burmese Language. Revised by F.D. Phinney. Rangoon, American Baptist Mission Press, 1890.
. Pp. 209. Original blue cloth, rubbed, remains of old label on spine. Old Asian stamp on title page. Some browning. Copy belonging to the German sinologist Albert von Le Coq with his bookplate. Second edition (first Maulmein 1852) which was revised and rewritten by F.D. Phinney who states in the preface that he has altered the style of the work and "rewritten the Romanized Burmese words as closely as possible in accordance with the Hunterian system". Cordier BI 349.
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Book number: 32122
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COLLIS, MAURICE:
The Journey Outward. An Autobiography. London, Faber & Faber, 1952.
. Pp. (viii), 299. With front portrait and two sketch maps. Publisher's cloth, in the rare dust jacket, with small losses at outer edges. First edition of the first part of Collis' autobiography covering the years up to 1918. Collis entered the Indian Civil Service in 1911 and was posted to Burma as a civil servant in 1912. TOGETHER WITH: Courts of the Shan Princes. London (1939). Pp. 13. With eight illustrations and a map. Some staining. Original printed wrappers, worn. A lecture given at the China Society on January 16, 1939.
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Book number: 120752
€  220.00 [Appr.: US$ 232.42 | £UK 188.75 | JP 31347]
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GILL, WILLIAM J.:
Från okända trakter. Resa genom Kina med dess alpländer och östra Tibet till Burma. Stockholm, C. Suneson, 1885.
. Pp. 290. With one folding map. Old ownership signature on title-page. Contemporary marbled boards, morocco spine, decorated and lettered in gilt, slightly rubbed, innner front hinge cracked. A rare, Swedish edition of "The river of golden sand; ..." (London 1880) translated by Dr. C.F. Bagge. "This account of a survey of river and land routes undertaken in 1876-77 by Captain Gill ... ends in Bhamo in Upper Burma, the end-point of Chinese overland trade routes. With detailed route maps and itineraries." Burma, World Bibl. Series, 132. Cordier BI 190-91.
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Book number: 17006
€  240.00 [Appr.: US$ 253.55 | £UK 206 | JP 34197]
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GILL, WILLIAM J.:
Från okända trakter. Resa genom Kina med dess alpländer och östra Tibet till Burma. Stockholm, C. Suneson, 1885.
. Pp. 290. With one folding map. Uncut and unopened copy in original wrappers, printed in red and black, spine ends slightly chipped. A Swedish edition of "The River of Golden Sand; ...", originally published in London 1880. Translated into Swedish by Dr. C.F. Bagge. Contains a survey of river and land routes undertaken in 1876-77 through China and Tibet ending in Upper Burma. Burma, World Bibl. Series, 132. Cordier BI 190-91.
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 HAMILTON, ROBERT-CLIFTON:, An Outline Grammar of the Dafla Language as Spoken by the Tribes immediately South of the Apa Tanang Country. Shillong, The Assam Secretariat Printing Office, 1900.
HAMILTON, ROBERT-CLIFTON:
An Outline Grammar of the Dafla Language as Spoken by the Tribes immediately South of the Apa Tanang Country. Shillong, The Assam Secretariat Printing Office, 1900.
. Tall 8vo. Pp. (iv), 6, 127, (1). Small damage to upper right corner in parts (no loss). Original blue printed boards, cloth spine. Presentation copy to Ralph Lilley Turner (British Orientalist and linguist). First edition of a grammar of the Dafla or Nishi language. This is a Tibetan-Burman language spoken by groups in Assam on the North-East frontier of British India. The author describes the Eastern rather than the Western dialect of the Dafla language. A limited edition of 300 copies.
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Book number: 120642
€  480.00 [Appr.: US$ 507.1 | £UK 411.75 | JP 68393]
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Keywords: South Asia, india,inde, indian, asia, asien, asie, asiatic, tibet, burma, burman, tibetan, ibet

 
JUDSON, ADONIRAM:
English and Burmese Dictionary. Rangoon, W.H. Sloan, American Mission Press, 1877.
. Tall 8vo. Pp. 862 (including a first blank leaf). Contemporary full calf, worn. Flat spine with lettered title. Third, much enlarged edition. First published in 1849 with a reprint in 1866. This edition is enlarged with more than 500 additional definitions. Judson (1788-1850) served as missionary in Burma for almost forty years. He was the first agent of the American Baptist Union in Burma founded in 1814. Cordier BI 342.
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Book number: 121273
€  450.00 [Appr.: US$ 475.4 | £UK 386 | JP 64118]
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KREITNER, GUSTAV / STUXBERG, ANTON (Translator):
I Fjerran Östern. Reseskildringar från Indien, Kina, Japan, Tibet och Birma. Stockholm 1885.
. Pp. viii, 648. With one large folding map and 197 illustrations. Original pictorial cloth printed in gold and black. Bookplate. Old signature. A narrative of Count Bla Szchenyi's expedition to East- and Central Asia 1877-80 by the expedition's geographer Gustav Kreitner. The voyage went to India, China, Japan, Tibet and Burma. Includes information about the Ainu in northern Japan. A lovely copy. Cf Cordier BI 422, BJ 705 & BS 2143.
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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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Book number: 100198
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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
€  250.00 [Appr.: US$ 264.11 | £UK 214.5 | JP 35621]
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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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Book number: 34009
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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 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$ 739.52 | £UK 600.5 | JP 99740]
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