Longmans, Green & Co, 1946, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition, Illustrated By: E. G. N. Kinch
The author wrote this book in Delhi early in 1945 when Burma was still guarded by the Japanese invader. Its inspiration. therefore. was nostalgia and memories. instead of the surging life of his native environment which would have enabled these slight five thousand lines to carry with more strength the growth and the spirit of three generations in Burma. In offering the present result to readers outside Burma. he would have them be guided by the weighty verdict of his solemn friend U. Thein Tin who is known to the Burmese reading public as "The Dark Emerald" for the fanciful play of his pen. He returned the manuscript with the words "You have done what you can. It is for posterity to do better." When a Burmese word is first introduced in the book it is printed in Italics and thereafter in Roman type. At the end of the book (p. 132) will be found a Glossary of such words. with page references to their first appearance in the text. A few Proper names are included in the Glossary with page references to explanations which may help the reader. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 138 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Endpapers browned, text block clean. Gilt titles spine. black cloth; illustrated by b/w. drawings. Illustrator: E. G. N. Kinch. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Travel & Places; Burmese History; Myanmar; Southeast Asia; Burma; Indigenous Cultures. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 2928.