Scarce Rangoon 1st edition


Desai, W. S.: History of the British Residency in Burma. University of Rangoon 1939 1st edition 8vo.

xiv, 401pp. Original blue cloth gilt, the binding strong and the contents clean apart from a clumsy Ministry of Defence cancellation stamp over the earlier War Office Library oval stamp – no other ownership marks. The author claims this is the first attempt to describe Anglo-Burmese relations from the close of the First Burma War of 1824-6 to the early years of the reign of Tharrawaddy in 1840. Even the reprints of this book in the 1970s seem to be few and far between.    apr23/3

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