University of California Press, 1942. Item #2098
CHRISTIAN, John Leroy. MODERN BURMA: A SURVEY OF POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1942. 8vo., red cloth in dust jacket; 381 pages. First Edition. Written just before the outbreak of World War II, this is a study of Burma's history, people, government and culture and its vital importance to the Allies during World War II. Signed presentation from Christian on a large sheet of stationery from The Rendale Hotel in Miami Beach tipped to the front endpaper: "This volume inscribed to Lieut. William H. Lucio, faithful comrade of the Battle of Miami Beach. John L. Christian. 8/8/42." With an autographed letter signed from Christian to Lucio requesting the return of some materials laid-in. Also with a single-sheet issue of "The Pierian Spring" newsletter, issued by the University of California Press, laid in, partially promoting this book. Also laid in is a newspaper article about Christian being killed in Burma during the war as is a promotional pamphlet for the book issued by the publisher. Signed copies of this book are obviously scarce since Christian went into the military and was killed before World War II ended. Very Good (contents clean & tight except for a very tiny spot to the first few pages); little edgewear (tiny stain and small chip base of front cover) d/j. $350.00 (2098).