Hymns for public and social worship. Burmese. - 2nd edition, enlarged. - 1000
Hymns for public and social worship. Burmese. - 2nd edition, enlarged. - 1000
Hymns for public and social worship. Burmese. - 2nd edition, enlarged. - 1000
Hymns for public and social worship. Burmese. - 2nd edition, enlarged. - 1000

Hymns for public and social worship. Burmese. - 2nd edition, enlarged. - 1000

Maulmain: American Baptist Mission Press, 1839. 12mo, [50] leaves; title page in English and Burmese, text otherwise in Burmese throughout; original cloth-backed stiff blue wrappers; some browning of the flyleaves and endpapers, otherwise pretty near fine throughout. With an inscription on the front free endpaper: "To the Rev. W. H. Shailer with the affectionate regards of Cpt. Comstock, Ramsia [?] July 16, [18]40." Shailer is likely the Rev. William Hosmer Shailer (1807-1881) a Baptist minister from Connecticut. From Rhodes, The Spread of Printing...India, Pakistan [et al.]: "Moulmein [where printing began in 1830] became the most important printing center in Burma..." From the Maulmain Almanac for 1844, from which Rhodes quotes extensively: "There are two printing establishments connected with the [American] missions [in Burma]; one at Maulmain, and the other at Tavoy. In the Maulmain establishment there are seven presses, and fonts of type for printing in Burmese, Peguan, and English...It is devoted almost exclusively to books printed in the native languages, for gratuitous distribution...In the Tavoy establishment there are two presses, and fonts of type for printing in Karen, Burmese, and English...It is chiefly devoted to books for gratuitous distribution in the Karen language, of which about two millions of pages were printed during the last year [i.e. 1843]" (Rhodes, pp. 83-86). Not found in Cordier, Indosinica; Cornell and Huntington only in OCLC where no earlier editions are located. Item #52472

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