Far Cathay and Farther India - Major-General A. Ruxton Mac Mahon (McMahon) 1893 - Hurst and Blackett, London - First Edition A scarce first edition of this fascinating book, which chronicles Major-General MacMahon’s travels throughout South-East Asia, especially in Burma, combined with detailed descriptions of the Burmese tribes. Written during a tragic and gripping period of the country’s history, shortly following the first Anglo-Burmese war, MacMahon also catalogues diplomatic missions and military campaigns he embarked on over the twenty-five years he spent in South-East Asia. Includes some brilliantly titled sub-headings, such as:’Hysteric Desire to Avoid Offending China’, ‘Honeymoon Eccentricities’ and ‘Mr. Gladstone fell on the Beer Question.’

Illustrated with eight black and white photographic plates.
  Major-General Alexander Ruxton MacMahon (or McMahon) (1829-1899), Madras Army 1847-79, Deputy Commissioner in Burma 1869-79, served as escort to the Burmese Mission to Great Britain 1872-73.

Reference: Herbert,
Burma 426.

Octavo (23 x 15 cm.) pp. xii 340. In publisher’s burgundy cloth, lettered in gilt to spine and front panel, with illustration of pagoda in black to front panel, rebacked, retaining original spine, new endpapers.
  Condition: Very good, cloth toned, minor wear to corners, rebacked retaining original spine, new endpapers, some finger soiling to first few pages, small blind embossed library stamp to title page.   Ref: 108498   Price: HK$ 3,000