Early Imprints from Southeast Asia

Western-style printing was introduced to most of Southeast Asia only about two centuries ago. These printed works were produced initially by Western missionaries and subsequently by locals as well. Most early printed works were therefore related to Christian religious teachings and activities, before spreading to other areas. In Burma the imprints included Buddhist texts. Some of the books include detailed illustrations, which add to their appeal.

The British Library holds unique collections of these early imprints from the region. In 2007 TICFIA demonstrated its willingness to give a grant to digitize these early printed works, but it was not until February 2009 that a contract to digitize parts of this valuable collection was signed between Northern Illinois University, as the representative of TICFIA, and the British Library. This collaboration has made possible wider public access to these historic and unique documents.

Vijayabāhu maṅʿʺ sāʺ jātʿ
Sīhuiḷʿ rājavaṅʿ ʾa ca phracʿ so, This item digitized and made available online with funds provided by United States Department of Education, TICFIA (Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information) Grant P337A05006.
Rvhe nā″ toʿ svaṅʿ″ Pa lipʿ cā″ e khyaṅʿ″
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Loka paññā ʾa me″. Pts. 1-3
translated by G.S.Comstock., This item digitized and made available online with funds provided by United States Department of Education, TICFIA (Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information) Grant P337A05006.
Bác vật sở học = Eléments de physique
This item digitized and made available online with funds provided by United States Department of Education, TICFIA (Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information) Grant P337A05006.
The Order for Morning and Evening Prayer, according to the use of the United Church of England and Ireland. Translated into Burmese, etc.
Liturgies.Church of England. Common Prayer. Separate Parts. Morning and Evening Prayer. Burmese, This item digitized and made available online with funds provided by United States Department of Education, TICFIA (Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information) Grant P337A05006.
Compendium doctrinae Christianae idiomate Barmano sive Bomano.
A series of Roman Catholic devotions., This item digitized and made available online with funds provided by United States Department of Education, TICFIA (Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information) Grant P337A05006.
Mrammā saṅʿ puṃ″ krī″ = Burmese spelling book.
This item digitized and made available online with funds provided by United States Department of Education, TICFIA (Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information) Grant P337A05006.
Satʿ puṃ ʾā″ pe″ saṅʿ punʿ″ krī″.
This item digitized and made available online with funds provided by United States Department of Education, TICFIA (Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information) Grant P337A05006.
Ruang rao phongsawadan Amerikan lem 1
American History, This item digitized and made available online with funds provided by United States Department of Education, TICFIA (Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information) Grant P337A05006.
Sách tháng đức chúa bà : cứ theo bổn cũ đã quen dùng xưa nay trong địa phận đàng trong bên bắc
A book on Catholic prayers and devotions., This item digitized and made available online with funds provided by United States Department of Education, TICFIA (Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information) Grant P337A05006.
ʾAḍḍasaṃkhipʿ hū so dhammasatʿ = Aṭṭasankhip
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Nangsu Sanya Krungthep Mahankahon kap Krung Angrut pen thang maitir khakhai kan
Treaty of Friendship and Commerce between Great Britain and Siam, Bangkok 1856 (In Thai and English), This item digitized and made available online with funds provided by United States Department of Education, TICFIA (Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information) Grant P337A05006.
Laksanawong.
Poem based on a popular story in four parts, transcribed from 16 Thai manuscripts volumes., This item digitized and made available online with funds provided by United States Department of Education, TICFIA (Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information) Grant P337A05006.
Nirat Suntrhorn Phu
Collections of literary work by Sunthorn Phu, This item digitized and made available online with funds provided by United States Department of Education, TICFIA (Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information) Grant P337A05006.
Dictionary of Boodhism and Burman literature. Buddha bhāsā e* ʾabhidhānʿ nhaṅʿʹ mrammā kyamʿ gaṃ tuiʹ n* pā so paññā cā
Buddha bhāsā e* ʾabhidhānʿ nhaṅʿʹ mrammā kyamʿ gaṃ tuiʹ n* pā so paññā cā, This item digitized and made available online with funds provided by United States Department of Education, TICFIA (Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information) Grant P337A05006.