Journal of a Residence in the Burmhan Empire

Author: Cox, Capt. Hiram (of the Honourble East India Company's Bengal Native Infantry
Price: $990.00
Publisher Location: London
Publisher: John Warren
Year Published: 1821
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Binding: Full-Leather
Edition: First Edition
Modern, dark blue full morocco binding with raised bands flanked by gilt lines on the spine, and a darker blue title label with bright gilt letters. The boards have a single gilt ruled line along all the board edges. Inside, very clean and tight, with no foxing or browning or prior owner marks. There is some offsetting from the color plates onto the opposite page. Cox (1760-1799) was a young officer of the East India Company, the first representative to Burma, with a mission to influence the Court of Amarapoorah to close Burmese ports to the rival French. A town in what is now Bangladesh, Cox's Bazar, was named in memoriam for his youthful death. Scarce, only 4 copies at auction in the last 18 years.
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