"There Before You" - The Traveller's History of Burma by Gerry Abbott
From the Orchid Guides Series
Orchid Guides comprise of specialized guides to various subjects or geographical areas. Standard size is 23 by 12.7 centimetres, or 9 by 5 inches unless otherwise stated.
The Traveller's History of Burma. This is the first book in the series There Before You. Gerry Abbott has edited and woven together an amazing array of early description of Burma by travellers of what you can see by those that were "there before you". The author, who lived in Mandalay in the 1980's, has researched past travellers' descriptions thoroughly, and has elegantly tied them together in a vivid history of Burma. The book has an extensive bibliography and an index, and is useful for students, and interested laymen as well as intelligent travellers!
208 pages, 18 colour, 27 b/w pl.