Histoire naturelle et politique du royaume de Siam. Nicolas Gervaise.
Histoire naturelle et politique du royaume de Siam
Histoire naturelle et politique du royaume de Siam
Histoire naturelle et politique du royaume de Siam

Histoire naturelle et politique du royaume de Siam

Paris: Louis Lucas, 1690. 4to, pp. [16], 324, [7] ; a4 e4 A-2S4 2T2; folding plate of music, woodcut typographical decorations, head- and tail-pieces, and initials; full contemporary calf recently rebacked with original gilt spine laid down, renewed corners; boards slightly bowed; some not unattractive rubberstamps of a late 19th-century/early 20th-century Chinese library on title page, 19th-century armorial bookplate of Mr. A. G-du Plessis on front pastedown; nice copy of a scarce edition. An early description of Thailand presented in four sections: the first on the physical and geographical description; followed by law and customs; religion; and lastly an account of the present-day ruler King Narai the Great (reigned 1656-1688). See Cordier, Indosinica, 721 and Graesse III, p. 61, for the first (1688) edition, calling for a folding map not present in this edition. OCLC locates only the Cornell copy in the United States as of April, 2021. Item #44633

Price: $2,500.00

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