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  • Mansfield, Mike

    Published by Washington, 1976

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    vii,[1],158pp. plus large folding map. Original printed wrappers, stapled. Government ink stamp on front wrapper stating release date. Near fine. Mansfield was an influential Democratic Senator from Montana, and an expert on Asia affairs. A well-informed analysis of the future of China in the wake of Mao's death, based on Mansfield's numerous visits to the country.

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  • Rogers, Francis M.

    Published by Cambridge & New York, 1966

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    192pp. Illus. Original stiff pictorial wrappers. As new. Excellent exhibition catalogue issued for the Sixth International Colloquium on Luso- Brazilian Studies.

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  • Elder, William

    Published by Philadelphia, 1858

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    416pp. plus plates and advertisements. Portrait. Engraved title. Original cloth. Extremities frayed, scattered foxing. Good. Later edition, first published in 1857. A distinguished naval officer and physician, Kane was stationed in the Orient, Africa, and Europe, served as medical officer with the Grinnell expedition in search of John Franklin, and led the second Grinnell expedition in 1853. This last undertaking failed to discover information regarding Franklin, but gleaned important material concerning Eskimos, the Arctic, and a route to the North Pole. Hill notes the popularity of this work. SABIN 22094. HILL 537. DAB X, pp.256-57.

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  • Landor, A. Henry

    Published by New York & London, 1910

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    vii,[3],275,[1]pp. plus plates. Frontis. Pictorial cloth. Cloth soiled, else very good. A later version of the author's account of his exploration of Tibet and capture and imprisonment there in 1897.

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  • Mansfield, Mike

    Published by Washington, 1975

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    vi,47pp. plus a large folding map. Original printed wrappers, stapled. Government ink stamp on front wrapper stating release date. A little wrinkled. Very good. Mansfield, the influential Democratic Senator from Montana, was an expert on Asian affairs. This report prints analyses of foreign policy neutralism as practiced in Burma, Thailand, and the Philippines, with a postscript on China's petroleum potential.

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  • Levenson, Jay A. [ ed]

    Published by Yale University Press, New Haven, 1991

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    671pp. Profusely illustrated in color and black and white. Thick quarto. Cloth. Very fine. In dust jacket and slipcase. A sumptuous production of the National Gallery of Art, illustrating a far-reaching exhibition of European, Asian, and American art dating from the age of exploration.

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  • xv,484pp. plus plates. Tipped-in color frontis. Large, thick octavo. Cloth, leather label (chipped). Cloth dust soiled, slight edge wear, rear hinge weakening, else very good. The author was a member of the Tibet Mission. His narrative includes a history of exploration of that country, the reasons for the expedition, and an account of the expedition itself. Includes information on the natives and their customs, etc., with a number of photographic illustrations.

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  • [2],504,[4]pp., plus frontispiece and twenty- seven plates. Contemporary calf, spine gilt, both boards embossed in blind with large floral pattern, edges of boards stamped in gilt. Somewhat rubbed, with moderate shelf wear. Interior slightly foxed throughout, heavier in some sections. Contemporary ownership inscription ("Steam Boat Hotel 1846") on front free endpaper, titlepage, and bottom of final text page. Good plus. Charles Goodrich, a Yale graduate and member of the Connecticut Senate, used the wealth of sources held in Yale's libraries to put together his UNIVERSAL TRAVELLER. In this travel guide, he describes the population, character, costumes, customs, and more of no fewer than fifty regions worldwide, ranging from Japan to New Zealand to Abyssinia to Peru. The illustrations mostly depict local costumes and architecture. An interesting and entertaining look at world travel in the 1800s as well as the the conceptions (and misconceptions) held about the diverse places of the world by 19th century Americans. First published in 1836, Goodrich's UNIVERSAL TRAVELLER went through several editions over the following fifteen years. This copy has the ownership inscription of the "Steam Boat Hotel", which stood on Bank Street in New London. The Hotel's proprietor was William Bacon, who owned several other establishments in New London and was also Contractor of the Tri-Weekly Mail Line between Norwich and Stonington.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM57078

  • Minturn, Robert B., Jr.

    Published by Appleton & Co., New York, 1858

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    488,[5]pp. plus folding color map. Original blindstamped cloth. Spine faded and chipped at head, corners bumped and worn. Front free endpaper excised. Internally clean and bright. Very good. The map depicts India just prior to the mutiny against the East India Company. The author, despite recognizing that a defense of East India Company governmental policy would most likely be futile, attempts such a defense here. In the course of his explanation, he provides a detailed cross- section of India, including military history, religious factionism, and the role of Islam in the revolt. SABIN 49337. SMITH TRAVELLERS M86.

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  • Viollet-le-Duc, Eugene

    Published by James R. Osgood and Company, Boston, 1876

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    xvi,394pp. including numerous text illustrations, plus nine plates (including frontispiece) and one-page advertisement. Original decorative green cloth, stamped in black and gilt, neatly recased. Corners bumped, cloth worn. Early ink signature on fly leaf. Overall very good. Second American edition. Originally published in Paris; the first American edition appeared in Boston in 1872. In his own rather romanticized way, Viollet-le-Duc describes the origin and development of domestic architecture among the various "races" of mankind. The work has little value today as a meaningful history of domestic architecture, but it, and the author's other writings, are of immense historical importance for the influence they exerted on the thinking of the architectural profession in the late 19th century. HITCHCOCK 1314.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM35815

  • Eclipse [pseud]

    Published by London, 1890

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    [4],211,[1]pp. Original pictorial cloth. Head and toe of spine a trifle frayed, private library bookplate. Else very good. A scarce travel narrative, mostly concerning India and the Near East, but also the American West (pp.152-79). The author travelled from New York to Chicago and thence to Wisconsin, met Gen. Grant and Iroquois and Pawnee chiefs. The NUC locates only one copy, at PPL.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM18827

  • Tuttle, Sarah]

    Published by Massachusetts Sabbath School Union, Boston, 1830

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    160pp. 16mo. Contemporary calf, brown gilt morocco label. Scattered foxing. Very good. A description of an early American mission to Burma. In 1812, six former Andover students and their wives sailed for Calcutta, determined to spend their lives performing missionary work in Burma and India. Tuttle, who wrote extensively for the Massachusetts Sabbath School Union on the history of numerous missions throughout the United States and abroad, geared her profiles of missions such as this one for children. Nearly all of her profiles take the form displayed here, which is that of a conversation between parent and child operating much like the call and response of the catechism. Extremely rare, OCLC locates only two copies. OCLC 6444495. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 1003.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM29002

  • xxiv,384pp. plus illustrations. Portrait. Original pictorial cloth, gilt. A near fine copy. Price accompanied the voyage of the Biscaya as a corresponding artist for the ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS. The object of the expedition was to open a trade route between Great Britain and Siberia by way of the recently discovered Kara Sea passage. He includes much information on the people and culture of Russia and China, and two chapters on the exile and prison system in Siberia.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM31488

  • Wertomannus, Lewis]

    Published by The Aungervyle Society, Edinburgh, 1884

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    280pp. Contemporary half vellum and paper boards. Covers with moderate wear. Overall very good. A reprint of the 1576 English translation of Wertomannus' remarkable travels. One of 300, this copy not numbered. Wertomannus travelled to Arabia, Egypt, Persia, Syria, Ethopia, and East India in 1503. Throughout his narrative, he comments frequently on the local culture, particularly their attitude towards Chrisitian strangers.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM33737

  • World War II Photographica]

    Published by [At sea in the South Pacific, and on Guam], 1944

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    Twenty loose photographs. Minor wear, a few images slightly faded. Very good. An interesting and unique group of annotated photographs from an unknown United States Navy midshipman aboard the USS PRESIDENT MONROE, recording activities in the Pacific Theater during World War II. All twenty photographs have notes written on one or both sides. The USS PRESIDENT MONROE was built just prior to World War II, and proved instrumental during the Gilbert Islands invasion, the operations in the Marshall Islands, and at the invasion of Guam. All three of these events are memorialized here, with images of the Navy on and in the waters around Guam, a shot of indigenous people and another of a U.S. tank on Tarakawa, Gilbert Islands, and shots of prisoners of war captured on the Marshall Islands. Five of the photographs show the Japanese and Korean prisoners of war in the sick bay aboard the MONROE. Four of the photographs depict Japanese prisoners; one image shows Korean captives. One shot shows a Navy doctor performing a surgical procedure on one of the wounds of the "Wounded Jap prisoner of war.captured in Marshall Islands." Another photograph of a struggling Japanese P.O.W. is annotated on the verso, "Wounded Jap prisoner of war in sick bay on board USS Pres. Monroe, was captured on Marshall Islands. Note shrapnel wounds on legs." The notation on the back of a photograph picturing a trio of P.O.W.s standing amidst armed American soldiers reads: "Korean war prisoners captured on Kwajalein, Marshall Islands. Picture was taken in brig on U.S.S. Pres. Monroe." Other images show the destruction of Kwajalein (one of the Marshall Islands) and Navy men on Tarawa, in the Gilbert Islands.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM54351

  • Asia]

    Published by Printed by J. Jones, Dublin, 1823

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    180pp. including engravings. Frontis. Engraved titlepage vignette. 12mo. Contemporary speckled calf, spine gilt. Front hinge cracked, held by one cord; chipped at spine ends, corners worn. Internally neat and clean, and very good. Recounts the fictitious travels of William Walsh, an Irishman, with Capt. Blisset aboard the British ship, Asia. Another volume, also published in Dublin in 1823, follows Walsh and Blisset through northern Asia. Though based on fiction, this volume gives much trustworthy information on India, Afghanistan, Nepal, China, and other parts of Southeast Asia. Included are descriptions of native peoples, climate, topography, natural history, and more. The engravings show an elephant hunt in Ceylon, a bird-catching spider, and a man in a carriage being transported by natives. The titlepage vignette shows a man riding an elephant. OCLC locates only three copies, at Yale, Harvard, and the National Library of Ireland. Scarce. OCLC 43050698.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM32970

  • Stephens, John L.]

    Published by New York, 1838

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    Two volumes. 268; 275pp. Folding map. Textual illus. Cloth. Several ink signatures, one on a titlepage, scattered foxing, else very good. Stephens travelled through the Mediterranean region for his health. This work is a sequel to his INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL IN EGYPT. The map traces his route. He describes the people, land and antiquities of each of the countries visited. SMITH TRAVELLERS S148.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM6589

  • Matthews, R. Jr.

    Published by [Np, 1910

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    169pp. Mimeographed typescript printed on recto only. Quarto. Leather-backed cloth. Some wear at spine ends, else very good. A journal recording a six-month tour round the world, beginning in London during the winter of 1909. Matthews includes descriptions of towns and sights in China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and Canada. He visited many cities in Japan, staying in the best tourist hotels in such places as Nagoya, Kyoto, Shinmaizura, Osaka, Hiroshima, Tokyo, Kobe, Yokohama, giving good descriptions of natural scenery, people, industry, factories, etc. In Tokyo Matthews visited an art museum: "Mr. Okura has spent an immense sum in acquiring the huge collection of Art treasures, and resides near the Museum." Matthews was particularly interested in heavy machinery and manufacturing, and while in Japan he made a point of meticulously recording the particulars of imported American and British machinery used in factories there. From Yokohama Matthews travelled by steamer to Victoria, and also visited Banff, Winnipeg, Toronto, Niagara, Montreal and Quebec.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM25765

  • Asia]

    Published by Printed by Christopher Bentham, Dublin, 1823

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    174pp. plus illustrations. Frontis. Engraved titlepage vignette. 12mo. Contemporary speckled calf, spine gilt. Hinges tender, spine ends worn. Internally clean and fresh. A very good copy. The further fictitious travels of William Walsh, an Irishman, and Capt. Blisset, of the Royal Navy. Another volume, also published in Dublin in 1823, recounted the pair's journey aboard ship through Southeast Asia. The present title continues their travels in Asia, mostly to Russia and into China. They travelled across the Black and Caspian seas, then overland across the Russian steppe toward the Pacific coast. Though an imaginary journey, the text gives much interesting information on the peoples, customs, and natural history of the region. The illustrations show a "Kamtschadale Sledge," "A Circassian Chief," "A Calmuck Tartar," "Usbeck Tartar," "A Sledge Drawn by Rein Deer," and "A Kamtschatka Sledge, Drawn by Dogs." The titlepage vignette displays a creature resembling a porcupine. OCLC locates only three copies, at Yale, the University of Chicago, and the National Library of Ireland. Scarce. OCLC 40708415.

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  • Hood, Thomes H.

    Published by Edmonston and Douglas, Edinburgh, 1863

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    ix,[3],268pp. plus folding map and twenty illustrations, including nine tinted lithographs. Frontis. Half title. Contemporary brown pebbled cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Slight wear to extremities, half of rear cover faded and bubbled, front free endpaper lacking. Minor foxing, contemporary pencil annotations on list of illustrations, else internally bright and clean. Very good. A charming and descriptive narrative of a tour of most of the major islands of the western Pacific, including Aukland, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Fiji, Samoa, Norfolk, and the Isle of Pines, with a lengthy segment on the Pitcairn Islands. Hood writes extensively on the habits of the numerous native peoples he encountered, including thoughts on anthropology, polygamy, cannibalism, religion, child rearing, and relations with whites. "An informative work, with an interesting description of the Bounty mutineers' descendants at Norfolk Island. Scarce" - Angus & Robertson. FERGUSON 10528. TAYLOR, pp.213,261. HOLMES, p.50. ANGUS & ROBERTSON, INGLETON COLLECTION 6567. AUSTRALASIAN BIBLIOGRAPHY, p.188.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM30378

  • xi,[1],282pp. plus fifteen plates (nine folding). Modern marbled boards, printed paper label. Extremities rubbed. Contemporary ownership inscription on titlepage. Lightly foxed. Good plus. Self-styled eighth edition. The author set out for Jerusalem from Aleppo in February 1699. He describes crossing Turkey, with a visit to Tripoli and much on Jerusalem. The plates show a view of Aleppo, temple floorplans and views, and other scenes along the way.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM46831

  • De Forest, Lockwood

    Published by [New York], 1885

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    [5]pp. plus twenty-five heliotype plates and [14]pp. of advertisements. Folio. Modern green cloth spine over original tan cloth boards. Boards lightly soiled. Internaly clean. Very good. Clean copy of a fragile book. An interesting work, this is a combination architectural book / trade catalogue. Mr. de Forest's objective was to ensure the preservation of the arts, crafts, and trades (and especially the carving) of South Asian workmen, some of whom he brought to New York. The plates are razor-sharp heliotypes of Indian architecture and ornament, a few of which were copies in Mr. de Forest's possession. The final fourteen pages are advertisements, in the Indian graphic style, for various New York building craftsmen and home furnishers. HITCHCOCK 315.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM35851

  • Morrison, Joseph M.

    Published by W.H. Moore, Printer, [Washington], 1878

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    16pp. Original printed wrappers. Tear in upper portion of front wrapper repaired with plain paper (not affecting text). Vertical crease. Small hole in upper portion of first text leaf, affecting three letters of text. Otherwise quite clean and neat. Very good. This pamphlet documents the aftereffects of a little-known incident of nineteenth century "gunboat diplomacy." The "Japanese Indemnity" issue grew out of incidents in the summer of 1863, in which Japanese forces attacked merchant vessels from the United States and other nations passing through the Strait of Shimonoseki. In July, 1863, the U.S.S. Wyoming, which had been sent to the Pacific during the Civil War to search for pirate vessels in the service of the Confederacy (among them the notorious raider, the Alabama), was attacked by Japanese forces in the strait, and retaliated. The United States and other nations called on the Japanese to provide an indemnity for the attacks, and the Japanese paid a total of three million dollars, more than a quarter of which went to the United States. The present document prints the argument of Joseph Morrison before a House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee, during which he argued to send the balance of the money back to Japan. OCLC locates only three copies, at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, the University of Wisconsin, and the Iowa State Historical Society. Scarce. OCLC 41216026.

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  • Two volumes. xxviii,675;xii,803pp. including several in-text maps, charts and illustrations, plus fifteen plates (including frontispiece in second volume) and a folding colored map. Thick octavo. Original pictorial gilt cloth, spines gilt, skillfully rebacked with original backstrips laid down. A few scattered light fox marks. Very good, partially unopened. These volumes compile the notebooks kept by Queen Victoria's grandsons, Prince Albert Victor and Prince George of Wales, on a round- the-world cruise from 1879 to 1882. The voyage took them from Portsmouth to Gibraltar, across the Atlantic to the West Indies, and then around the Cape of Good Hope to Australia and Fiji. From there they visited Japan and China before going to Egypt and Palestine via the Suez Canal on their return. There are several smaller maps of the route, as well as plans of various cities. The book also includes a list of the ship's officers and a schedule of the daily routine on board. John Dalton was chaplain on the cruise.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM30260

  • Polo, Marco

    Published by Venice, 1829

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    xxii,[2],397pp. Antique-style three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Very good. Later edition of Marco Polo's travels in Asia. A relatively scarce Italian edition, with fewer than twenty copies recorded in OCLC.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM45824

  • Seller image for SPOORWEG-KAART VAN JAVA EN MADOERA MET AANDUIDING DER OVERIGE HOOFDCOMMUNICATIE MIDDELEN TE LAND EN TER ZEE. TE SAMENGESTELD DOOR J.W. STEMFOORT EN J. HORA ADEMA for sale by William Reese Company - Americana
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    Folding map, 16 1/2 x 45 1/2 inches. Backed on linen. Moderate age-toning and dusting, particularly at outer margins. Slight paper loss along center fold and upper and lower outer margins of vertical folds. British mapseller's label pasted below printed map and advertisements ("Stanford's Maps" and "Stanford's Atlases") pasted on two separate panels of verso. A very good copy. In original open-ended slipcase, 8 1/2 x 5 inches, with original British mapseller's paper printed label on front. Case moderately soiled and worn with some chipping. A finely printed color road map of the islands of Java and Madura, published in the Hague in 1885. This copy was distributed by London mapseller Edward Stanford, "sole agent by appointment for the sale of ordnance maps," whose labels are found on the storage box and below the printed map and whose advertisements are on the map's verso. The map by J. W. Stemfoort and J. Hora Adema is scaled 1:1,000,000, with topographic elements shown in relief by shading with spot heights indicated. Major and secondary roads, railroad and tramways, and ferry routes along the coasts are indicated. OCLC 63613975.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM38258

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    Osborn, Sherard, Capt.

    Published by Edinburgh & London, 1859

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    210pp. plus 16pp. publisher's advertisements at rear. Original green cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Some wear to spine ends, inner hinges cracked but holding. A few fox marks on titlepage and in margins; small, neat bookplate. A good plus copy. Second edition, published same years as the first. Osborn was a captain in the Royal Navy. He describes travel from China to Japan, Japanese scenery at Nagasaki, the Dutch establishment in Japan, a visit by the governor of Nagasaki, an earthquake at Simoda, and a visit to Yedo, as well as Japanese customs and attitudes of the Japanese toward westerners. An interesting account by a British naval officer just after the opening of Japan. CORDIER, BIBLIOTHECA JAPONICA 541.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM25348

  • 354pp. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards. Toe of spine bit scuffed, corners worn. Internally quite fresh and clean. Overall very good, with the bookplate of Philippe de Vilmorin. First French edition of Hunter's highly popular work, CONCISE ACCOUNT OF THE KINGDOM OF PEGU. (Calcutta, 1785), translated from the English by Langles. Hunter served with the East India Company, first as a surgeon in Bengal, then at Agra, and still later at Java. He gathered material for the present book in July 1782, when his ship was detained by a storm at Pegu. He describes the products and agriculture of Pegu, as well as the caves at Elephanta, Ambola, and Canara. An important early account of Ceylon. DNB X, p.305.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM23439

  • India]: [Bible in Marathi]

    Published by Bombay, 1843

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    [108]pp. Later black morocco, gilt. Corners heavily rubbed; library markings. Front flyleaf detached. Text clean. Good plus. An early Indian imprint, printed for the Bombay Auxiliary Bible Society at the American Mission Press, with text in both English and Marathi. Not in Diehl. Scarce - a search of OCLC turns up only three copies, at Yale, Oxford, and the New York Public Library, though this copy is marked as a Library of Congress duplicate.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM45615

  • Maulmain Missionary Society]

    Published by American Baptist Mission Press, Maulmain, Burma, 1845

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    40pp. including errata slip. 12mo. Dbd. Very good. Maulmain, the nexus of British power in Burma in the mid-18th century, was also the headquarters of the American Baptist Mission in the region. The mission at Maulmain was founded in 1827 by Adoniram Judson (1788- 1850). A press was established there in 1830 and was kept busy printing the Bible in various languages and dialects, along with grammars, textbooks, and books on mathematics, until it was transferred to Rangoon in 1862. Judson spent more than thirty years working in Burma, returning briefly to the United States in 1845, the year in which this pamphlet was produced. This report provides information regarding the activities of the Baptist Mission Society throughout Burma, the progress made at the Theological Seminary at Karen, an accounting of the funds of the Society, and their constitution. Although OCLC lists several 19th-century issues from the Maulmain press, scattered among many institutions, no copy of this pamphlet is listed.

    Seller Inventory # WRCAM29129