NOTES ON CURRENCY AND COINAGE AMONG THE BURMESE...
Bound volume of three offprints by Temple on this subject: “Notes on Currency and Coinage among the Burmese” (reprinted from The Indian Antiquary for 1919); “Notes on Currency and Coinage among the Burmese” (reprinted from The Indian Antiquary for 1927–1928); and “On Certain Specimens of Former Currency in Burma” (reprinted from The Indian Antiquary for 1931). Bombay, 1921, 1928 and 1931. 4to, later red cloth; green spine label lettered in gilt; original front card cover of final title bound in. (2), 30 + (2), 43, (1) + 7, (1) pages; text illustrations; 7 + 1 plates. Occasional penciled annotations. Binding lightly worn; near fine. Item #6982
A bound volume of three offprints by Temple on this subject, all of them very rare. Temple (1850–1931) was a British soldier and anthropologist who served as the administrator of Mandalay after the fall of King Thibaw. His personal experience in the country led him to develop a strong interest in preserving a record of Burmese culture (particularly monetary culture) during this period of transition. While we’ve once handled the second of these three offprints, the others are new to us. Coole W511 (first and second offprints; the third is not listed in Coole).