The Coming of the Great Queen, a Narrative of the Acquisition of Burma - Major Edmond Charles Browne 1888 - Harrison and Sons, London A scarce and near fine first edition, with bright pictorial covers and white elephant onlay.
Browne’s work contains ‘interesting personal experiences and industriously collected information. It includes a succinct sketch of Burmese history, a tolerably full narrative of that part of the military operations conducted by Sir Henry Prendergast, a chapter on trade, an instructive disquisition on dacoity, and much suggestive matter dealing with not only the Burmese, but the various other races and peoples who inhabit Indo-China. So that it will be seen a good deal of ground is covered outside the actual scope of the expedition.’ - The Spectator magazine 1888.
Illustrated with folding plate The Coming of the Great Queen, twelve black and white photographic plates, two folding colour maps Burma and the Shan States in 1887 and Indo-China in 1887 and foldout colour single page map Historical Geography of the Burmese Countries from Yule’s “Ava” with Present Situation Added. More Details
Price: HK$ 6,000