TILLY, Harry L. Glass Mosaics of Burma with Photographs. Rangoon, Printed by the Superintendent, Government Printing, Burma, 1901.
Folio. Original cloth-backed printed boards; pp. [ii], 12, 13 photogravure plates by Klier in Rangoon, a bit worn, spine with restorations front fly-leaf, internally very good; provenance: Manchester Public Free Libraries with their bookplate, and shelf-marks.
Very rare first edition. To decorate Buddhist temples with glass mosaics and sometimes semi-precious stones has a long tradition. This work describes precisely how glass for this specific purpose is made and applied, as can be seen in the stunning plates.
COPAC locates copies in the V&A, BL, at SOAS, and in the London Library.