THE BURMA ALPHABET (In English & Burmese) From the original…

THE BURMA ALPHABET (In English & Burmese) From the original sketches by Charlotte I. Wheeler Cufffe. Sold on behalf of the Fund for the "Queen Alexandra" Children's Hospital, Mandalay, of which Her Majesty is Patroness.

No date (circa 1910/15). [32] pages, 28 of which are illustrated with reproductions of water-colours, mostly of locations in Burma, illustrating letters of the alphabet. Original card covers with pictorial pastedown to upper cover; original printed envelope. Page size: 34.5 x 24.8 cm. Envelope torn and tatty; occasional spotting; else a very good copy of this scarce alphabet. £ Lady Charlotte Wheeler Cuffe was married to Sir Otway Wheeler-Cuffe, Bt., a civil engineer, from Kilkenny who was an Imperial official in Burma, and she travelled with him to the remote regions. Many of her expeditions are detailed in correspondence with Sir Frederick Moore the Director of the Irish National Botanic Gardens, and her cousin the Baroness Pauline Prochazka (1842-1930) of Lyrath, Kilkenny. She returned to Ireland in 1921, after 24 years in Burma.

Book ID: 14303
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