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Anglo-Burmese hand-book,

or guide to a practical knowledge of the Burmese language... revised by F.D. Phinney.

Stock Code 95873

Rangoon, American Baptist Mission Press, 1890

Original price $323.00 - Original price $323.00
Original price $323.00
$323.00
$323.00 - $323.00
Current price $323.00
Chase (1823-1860) was stationed in Burma from 1847 until his death in 1860. He joined the 46th Bengal Native Infantry in India in March 1842, arriving in in Burma five years later. In 1852 he was appointed Assistant Commissioner in the port of Martaban, a position he held until his return to England on leave in 1856-1857. Returning to Burma he was promoted to Captain and served as the Acting Commissioner at Pegu.

His superiors at the East India Company were so impressed by Chase's handbook that they persuaded the Government of India to subscribe to 100 copies, 50 of which were then returned to Pegu for use by officers posted to Burma. This second edition was revised by Frank Dennison Phinney, superintendent of the American Mission Press.

Second edition. 8vo, 209pp., paper toned, chipping to edge of title, original cream boards, rebacked, new end-leaves, a good copy.

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