LONSDALE, A. W. (Arthur Walter)
The first step in Burmese. Being an easy introduction to the language.
For the use of schools and private instruction. Rangoon : C. Bennett, American Mission Press, 1878. “The Burmah School Series”. Octavo (225 x 145 mm), publisher’s stiff blue wrappers with printed title label to front (lightly foxed and sunned, pale water stain to lower spine), pp 66, 3 (publisher’s advertisements), corrigenda slip bound in between pages 4-5; contents very clean and sound, a good first edition copy in original wrappers.
A primer in the Burmese language comprising a series of reading lessons in Myanmar script with English translations, each accompanied by exercises for the student. It was compiled by A. W. Lonsdale and printed at the American Mission Press (also known as the American Baptist Mission Press).
Scarce. Trove locates only one copy of the first edition in Australian collections (Monash University Library).