TITLE: Burma: Painted and Described
AUTHOR: R Talbot Kelly
PUBLISHER: Adam and Charles Black
EDITION: Deluxe limited edition
NO.OF PAGES: xv + 261 pages including colour frontispiece and seventy-five full-page colour illustrations by Talbot Kelly with captioned tissue guards. Folding map on onion skin paper in red and black at the rear
BINDING: Original cream cloth, lettered in gilt, with beautiful peacock design blocked in gilt, blue and red. Top edge gilt.
Height: 28 cm
Width: 22 cm
Depth: 5 cm
THIS IS A DELUXE LIMITED EDITION SIGNED COPY
NUMBERED 11 FROM A LIMITED EDITION OF 300 COPIES, AND SIGNED BY THE ARTIST AND AUTHOR IN INK
Kelly was a traveller and illustrator who was well-versed in Arabic. He had a lasting influence on major Burmese artists whom he had taught, including M T Hla (U Tun Hla) (1874-1946), Maung Maung Gyi (1890-1942) and Ba Ohn (c.1877-fl.1924). Kelly travelled from Dedaye and Rangoon in the north to Mandalay, and further to Katha, Bhamo and Lashio, observing the countryside, society, rural settlements and cities, and illustrating his travelogue with superior watercolours.
.br.Reference: Inman 224
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