The Burma Alphabet (In English & Burmese
The Burma Alphabet (In English & Burmese

[ALPHABET]. WHEELER CUFFE, Charlotte I (Lady WHEELER) (author and illustrator). The Burma Alphabet (In English & Burmese).

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[ALPHABET]. WHEELER CUFFE, Charlotte I (Lady WHEELER) (author and illustrator). The Burma Alphabet (In English & Burmese). London; Sold on behalf of the Fund for the "Queen Alexandra" Children's Hospital, Mandalay &c. Circa 1910.

Folio. Original buff card wrappers with double-line panel in blind and large onlaid pictorial plates to upper and lower cover, original brown silk cord ties to spine; pp. [32]; with title-page and text printed throughout in sepia (in Burmese and English) and 26 chromolithographed vignettes to illustrate the alphabet, with explanations to rear; a very good copy with light external dusting and very slight marking, minor bumping and creasing to spine ends and corners; one or two tiny, insignificant, and closed, edge nicks, and some wear to cords; internally fine throughout bar a neat and early ink inscription, dated 1914, to upper margin of title-page; very scarce.
First edition; sold on behalf of the Fund for the Queen Alexandra Children's Hospital, Mandalay. A charming rhyming alphabet with Burmese references throughout and 4 pages of interesting historical and topographical notes at the end. 2 copies on Copac (both BL); 4 additional ones listed on WorldCat (Toronto; Princeton; Nat. Lib. of Australia, and Universiteit Leiden). Only 1 poor copy located on the commercial market at the time of cataloguing

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