A Burma Miscellany - Outline of Burmese History; The Last of the Konbaung Kings; Out of the Burma Night - G. E. Harvey, Maung Maung Pye, R. H. Gribble 1947 - Longmans, London - Third Edition The standard history of Burma, based on Burmese chronicles and on Western archival sources, focusing on everything from politics to dynastic events.’

Three works on Burmese History bound into a charmingly petite volume for Charles Booth, British diplomat who served in Burma three times between 1950 and 1978.

Harvey’s ‘
Outline of Burmese History’ contained in the compilation was once considered the definitive work on the subject. The educational tone set by the first work is carefully balanced with the wonderful and exhilarating account of Gribble’s near death trek across the country during the Japanese invasion in 1942, based primarily on the author’s diaries and letters that he was able to retain during his travels.
  Provenance: Charles Booth (1925-1997) with his name and ‘Maymyo, April 24, 1978’ written on the front endpaper of the first title. Booth served in Burma three times during his life, first as a junior civil servant, the second as Head of Chancery, and finally, as Ambassador in 1978. A staunch defender of Burma and eager to see it’s success in the twentieth century, Booth worked closely with his friends and colleagues to promote education and stability in Myanmar, even while under the repressive military junta’s watchful eye.

References: Herbert,
Burma, 151; -; 378.

Octavo (18 x 12.5 cm). pp. [4] xiv 210; [2] 80; [2] 154 [1 fold-out map] [4].
  In later three quarter black morocco over red pebbled cloth, spine tooled and lettered in gilt.   Condition: Near fine, small scrape to head of spine, toning to edges of text block.   Ref: 108822   Price: HK$ 1,800