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Book collections and libraries in Burma

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Title: Ex Libris
Date of publication: September 2009
Description/subject: Behind the doors of a Rangoon collector’s amazing library... "The catalogue alone is a work of art, its pages edged with gold and packed with rare photographs, pictures and maps covering the history of Burma and Southeast Asia from the 16th century onward. Nearly 600 items are meticulously listed, described and illustrated within the catalogue’s hard covers. They belong to what must qualify as one of the most extraordinary private libraries in the region—the treasured property of a wealthy Burmese businessman, Moe Myint, under secure lock and key in his home on Rangoon’s University Avenue..."
Author/creator: Jim Andrews
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 17, No. 6
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 19 January 2010