“ABLAZE WITH GOLD-LEAF AND A MOSAIC OF FRAGMENTS OF LOOKING-GLASS”: THE BURMAN, BEAUTIFULLY BOUND
(BURMA) YOE, Shway [SCOTT, James George]. The Burman. His Life and Notions. London: MacMillan, 1910. Octavo, contemporary full mauve calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spine and boards, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Housed in custom slipcase. $700.
Third edition of this early ethnographic study of Burma, considerably revised and expanded from the first edition, in exceptionally lovely binding.
Shway Yoe was the nom de plume of Scottish journalist James George Scott, who helped to establish British colonial rule in Burma in the latter part of the 19th century. He provides information about Burmese culture, religion, geography, art, architecture, and history. First published in 1882. Bookplate. Small Rangoon bookseller’s ticket on title page.
Fine condition, beautifully bound in full calf-gilt.