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TURPIN, FRANCOIS HENRI : - Histoire civile et naturelle du Royaume de Siam, et des révolutions qui ont bouleversé cet empire jusqu'en en 1770. Two volumes. Paris, Costard, 1771.

. 12mo. pp. (iv), xii, 450, (2); (iv), 444, (6). Contemporary calf, spines decorated in gilt and with title labels, worn, spines chipped. Some browning and occasionally some minor staining. Partly with some worming in volume two (some minor loss of text). First edition of this important work on Siam based on some manuscripts received from the bishop of Tabraca (Vicar Apostolic de Siam) as well as from other missionaries in Siam. The work was suppressed at the request of the Vicar Apostolic of Siam, who claimed the author had taken too many liberties with his interpretation of the manuscript notes and journals. Francois Henri Turpin is a pseudonym for Henriques Pangrapho who also wrote "Histoire de la vie de Mahomet" (1773). Cordier BI 732. Chadenat 1001. Cox i, p. 347. Satow 102.
EUR 1100.00 [Appr.: US$ 1195.93 | £UK 971 | JP¥ 155829] Book number 29007

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