Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books (ILAB): Siam
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BOCK, CARL:
Templer og elefanter eller beretning om en undersögelsesreise gjennem Siam og Lao. Kristiania, P.T. Mallings Boghandels Förlag, 1884.
Pp. xvi, 370. With one map, two front portraits; one steel engraved of the Siamese king Chulalongkorn and one lithographed of the author, 3 coloured lithographs (two heightened with gold) and 50 woodcut illustrations (of which 13 full page). Contemporary half calf, spine ruled in gilt, extremities rubbed. First ten leaves, map and portraits foxed. First edition of this Norwegian account of Upper Siam and Laos. Macleod was the only European before Carl Bock who visited the northern parts of Thailand. Cf Cordier BI 904. Henze i,280.
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Book number: 39025
€  240.00 [Appr.: US$ 265.76 | £UK 205.75 | JP¥ 28848]
Catalogue: Siam
Keywords: Siam, thailand, siam, thai, laos, asia, asiatic, asien, asie, travel, voyages, exploration, east, eastern, oriental

 HALLETT, HOLT SAMUEL:,  A Thousand Miles on an Elephant in the Shan States. London & Edinburgh, W. Blackwood, 1890.
HALLETT, HOLT SAMUEL:
A Thousand Miles on an Elephant in the Shan States. London & Edinburgh, W. Blackwood, 1890.
Pp. xxxvi, 484, adv. 24. With 8 folding maps and numerous illustrations in the text. Original decorative pictorial cloth stamped in black and gilt. Corner slightly rubbed. Bookplate (library). With old inscription on half title. First edition. In 1876 Haller travelled by elephant across the Shan states (Eastern Burma) and Siam primarily to investigate the possibility of building a railway linking the countries with British India. It's a comprehensive narrative with information about the people, topography, trade and customs, etc. and supplemented with interesting illustrations. The eight maps show the route by different regions, with indication of a proposed railway. A wonderful copy. Cordier BI 629. Herbert (World Bibl. Series; Burma) no. 48.
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Book number: 100624
€  1800.00 [Appr.: US$ 1993.22 | £UK 1542.25 | JP¥ 216358]
Catalogue: Siam
Keywords: Siam, burma, birma, burmese, siam, siamese, thai, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, shan, laos, travel, exploration, elephant

 
LEONOWENS, ANNA:
"The English Governess at the Siamese". / The Atlantic Monthly. Four volumes. Boston, Fields Osgood, & Co., April-June & August 1870.
Comprises four original articles titled "The English Governess at the Siamese Court" issued in serialised form in the Atlantic Monthly by Anna Leonowens. (Volume XXV, nos. 150-152 and volume XXVI no 154). They were published before the enlarged text in book form (Boston 1870). As issued in original paper wrappers, two spines lightly chipped. This well-known account by an English governess is about her life with the Royal family of Siam (Thailand). King Mongkut (or Rama IV), a well-educated and fashionable man, wanted to give his children an European education. Anna Leonowens spent six years (1862-67) at the court where she taught the King's children and wives. Her "exotic" articles and memoirs received a lot of attention but the accuracy of her work has been questioned. Otherwise it is a charming story which Margaret Landon used for her novel "Anna and the King of Siam" (1944) and it was followed by a musical and a film "The King and I". Cordier BI 738. See Robinson p.139.
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Book number: 120919
€  650.00 [Appr.: US$ 719.77 | £UK 557 | JP¥ 78129]
Catalogue: Siam
Keywords: Siam, thailand, siam, siamese, thai, literature, asia, asie, asien, asiatic,

 
LEONOWENS, ANNA:
"Favourite of Harem" and "L'ore, the slave of a Siamese Queen". Atlantic Monthly (Volume XXX nos. 179 + 180). Two volumes. Boston, James. R. Osgood and Co., September and October 1872.
Two original articles later incorporated into Leonowens' book "Romance of the Harem" published in 1873. As issued in original printed wrappers. Uncut, in perfect condition. Anna Leonowens, an English governess who for six years was employed by the Siamese King Mongkut (Rama IV) for the instruction of his children including his son and successor Prince Chulalongkorn. Later she resided in New York where she contributed articles to the Atlantic Monthly, a literary and cultural commentary magazine founded in Boston in 1857. Leonowens' memoirs of the Siamese court life have been considered exaggerated and unfair but nevertheless it is a captivating story which was used for Landon's novel "Anna and the King of Siam" and later in a musical and film. Cf. Cordier BI 738.
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Book number: 120920
€  350.00 [Appr.: US$ 387.57 | £UK 300 | JP¥ 42070]
Catalogue: Siam
Keywords: Siam, siam, siamese, thai, thailand, travel, literature, asia, asie, asien, asiatic,

 
NEALE, FREDERICK ARTHUR:
Narrative of a Residence at the Capital of the Kingdom of Siam; with a Description of the Manners, Customs, and Laws of the Modern Siamese. London, Office of the National Illustrated Library, 1852.
Pp. xiv, 280, (i.e. 260), adv. (4). Pagination incorrect but text complete. With engraved frontispiece, engraved extra title, one map, two engraved plates and many textual illustrations. Original embossed cloth, upper part of spine restored, somewhat rubbed, new endpapers. First edition of this comprehensive work on Siam by Neale, a British who served the Siamese king for many years. Cordier BI 735. Satow 126.
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Book number: 99439
€  300.00 [Appr.: US$ 332.2 | £UK 257.25 | JP¥ 36060]
Catalogue: Siam
Keywords: Siam, thailand, siam, asia, asien, asie, asiatic, east, far east, south east asia, travel, voyages, exploration

 
PALLEGOIX, JEAN BAPTISTE:
Description du royaume Thai ou Siam comprenant la topographie, histoire naturelle, moeurs et coutumes, législation, commerce, industrie, langue, littérature, religion, annales des Thai et précis historique de la mission. Two volumes. Paris, se vend au profit de la mission de Siam, 1854.
12mo. Pp. (iv), 488; (iv), 425. With one folding large map and 16 full page plates. Foxed. Contemporary blindstamped cloth ruled in gilt, calf spines richly decorated in gilt, marbled edges, extremities rubbed. Presentation copy. First edition. Jean Baptiste Pallegoix, French missionary, who spent more than 30 years in Siam. Cordier BI 735.
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Book number: 100411
€  1400.00 [Appr.: US$ 1550.28 | £UK 1199.5 | JP¥ 168278]
Catalogue: Siam
Keywords: Siam, siam, thailand, thai, travel, voyage, exploration, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, far east, east, eastern

 
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
€  1100.00 [Appr.: US$ 1218.08 | £UK 942.5 | JP¥ 132218]
Catalogue: Siam
Keywords: Siam, 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
€  850.00 [Appr.: US$ 941.24 | £UK 728.25 | JP¥ 102169]
Catalogue: Siam
Keywords: Siam, siam, siamese, thailand, thai, cambodia, burma, burmese, cochinchina, cochin chine, vitenam, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration,

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