1852 Reminiscences of the Burmese War in 1824-5-6
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First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, Very Scarce
Illustrated with a frontispiece and four further tinted lithographs, each retaining their original tissue guard. Collated, complete.
A detailed first hand account of the First Anglo-Burmese War, published with the intent to feed a contemporary British fascination with tales of Burma and its people.
Doveton offers a personal account of his experiences, describing Burmese life, landscape, and customs, alongside providing a brief history of the conflict.
With the illustrated bookplate of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers to the front pastedown.
With the inscription of British Army Officer H. W. Higginson (1873-1954) to the front free endpaper.
A smart copy of this very scarce work.
Rebacked, in the publisher's original cloth binding, with original back strip laid down. Retaining the original endpapers. Discolouration to back strip, with bumping to board perimeters. Hinges starting, with boards holding firm. Bookplate to front pastedown, with inscription to front free endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Light spotting to plates and pages facing plates, with majority of pages clean and bright.
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