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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.
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Book number: 29007
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Catalogue: Southeast Asia
Keywords: Southeast Asia, siam, siamese, asia, asie, asiatic, travel, exploration, explore, voyage, thailand, far east, eastern, thai,

 VINCENT, FRANK Jr.:, The Land of the White Elephant: Sights and Scenes in South-Eastern Asia. New York, Harper & Brothers, 1874.
VINCENT, FRANK Jr.:
The Land of the White Elephant: Sights and Scenes in South-Eastern Asia. New York, Harper & Brothers, 1874.
. Pp. xx, 316 pp + 4 adv. With three maps and plans, thirty-four full-page plates protected by tissue guards, and additional wood cut illustrations in the text. Publisher's decorated green cloth, stamped in gilt, lightly wear to spine. A beautiful copy of first US edition, originally published in London 1873. A personal narrative of travels in Burma, Cambodia, Siam and Cochin china between 1871 and 1872. Cf Cordier BI 421.
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Book number: 100545
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Catalogue: Southeast Asia
Keywords: Southeast Asia, siam, siamese, thailand, thai, cambodia, burma, burmese, cochinchina, cochin chine, vitenam, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration,

 
WERNER, REINHOLD VON:
Die preussische Expedition nach China, Japan und Siam in den Jahren 1860, 1861 und 1862. Leipzig 1873.
. Pp. xxii, 551. With one folding map and 7 full page woodcut plates. A few leaves with some stain. Contemporary half calf, spine with title printed in gilt, rubbed, upper part of lower hinge chipped. Second edition (first 1863). Reinhold von Werner (1825-1909) was a German Vice Admiral who commanded this expedition to the Far East, visiting Singapore, Hong Kong, Edo, Nagasaki, Shanghai and Siam. His account describes the voyage with much information about the people, customs, architecture, trade, art, music, theatre, laws, concubines etc. along the route. Cordier BS 2521 & BJ 557.
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Book number: 24064
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Catalogue: Asia general
Keywords: Asia general, china, japan, siam, east, far east, asia, asien, asiatic, asie, kina, travel, exploration, voyages, chinese, japanese,

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