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A woman's travels through Burma with a Kodak

Mitton, Geraldine Edith A bachelor girl in Burma. London Adam & Charles Black 1907
First edition, 8vo (21 x 16 cm), pp.xiii, [1, blank], 275, [1], 95 plates, folding map. Original pictorial cloth. A very good copy. Contemporary presentation inscription to front pastedown.
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Geraldine Edith Mitton (1868-1955) was an English writer who went to Burma around 1905. She provides an amusing impressionistic account of her first two months in Burma, where, starting from Moulmein, she travelled to Mandalay and Bhamo. She observed that as a 'holiday-land Burma is only just beginning to be known' but that this would soon change as the journey is 'extraordinarily cheap'. The illustrations are mostly from her own Kodak. The author married Sir James George Scott (Shway Yoe) in 1920.