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BERNATZIK, Hugo Adolf & Emmy BERNATZIK. Die Geister der gelben Blätter. Forschungsreisen in Hinterindien. München, F. Bruckmann, (1938). Original pictorial cloth. With 2 maps and 204 photographic illustrations. 240 pp. First edition. - A fine illustrated description of Thailand. - A nice copy. [Boeknr.: 31874 ]

€ 45,00

BERNATZIK, Hugo Adolf. Akha und Meau. Probleme der angewandten Völkerkunde in Hinterindien. Innsbruck, Wagner, (1947).2 volumes. Original half cloth. With map, 4 coloured plates, many drawings, and ca. 550 illustrations. 568,X pp. Account of the scientific expedition to the tribal peoples of Thailand. [Boeknr.: 5347 ]

€ 95,00

BRUMMELHUIS, Han ten. Merchant, courtier and diplomat: a history of the contacts between the Netherlands and Thailand. Lochem, De Tijdstroom, 1987. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With illustrations (several in colours). 116 pp. [Boeknr.: 6265 ]

€ 35,00

CHAKRABONGSE, Prince Chula. Lords of life. The paternal monarchy of Bangkok, 1782-1932. With the earlier and more recent history of Thailand. New York, Taplinger Publishing Co., 1960. Boards, with dust-jacket. With folding map and plates. 352 pp. [Boeknr.: 33750 ]

€ 40,00

FINLAYSON, George. The mission to Siam, and Hue, the capital of Cochin China, in the years 1821-2. From the journal. With a memoir of the author by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles. London, John Murray, 1826.Contemporary straight-grained calf, gilt fillets round sides, rebacked with the original spine laid down, with title label to spine. With engraved view of Bangkok (stained). XXXI,427 pp. First edition. - The First British diplomatic mission to the Annamese Empire. In 1821, the then Governor-General of India, Lord Hastings, sent John Crawfurd to the courts of Siam (now Thailand) and Cochinchina (now Vietnam.) Lord Hastings was especially interested in learning more about Siamese policy with regard to the northern Malay states, and Cochinchina's policy with regard to French efforts to establish a presence in Asia. The noted naturalist George Finlayson (1790-1823) accompanied the Crawfurd Trade Mission as naturalist, returning with it to Calcutta in 1823. By this time his health was thoroughly broken, and he soon afterwards died. The journal which he had kept during the mission was edited, with a prefatory notice of the author, by Sir Stamford Raffles (DNB). The voyage commenced from Calcutta and sailed via Prince of Wales Island to Malacca, Siam, China and Vietnam. The book contains numerous observations on the Chinese in South East Asia (Löwendahl, Supplement, p.87). - Rare.Cordier BI col. 975; Howgego II, p.220; Troelstra, Natural history travel narratives, p.153. [Boeknr.: 23213 ]

€ 1450,00

HEECK, Gijsbert. Terug naar de Oost. De reis van VOC-chirurgijn Gijsbert Heeck, 1654-1656. Bezorgd en ingeleid door Barend Jan Terwiel en Peter Kirsch. Zutphen, Walburg, 2017. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With illustrations. 405 pp. Linschoten Vereeniging CXV. - Gijsbert Heeck made three voyages in service of the Dutch East India Company (VOC). His account contains the oldest description of the Cape of Good Hope after the founding by Jan van Van Riebeeckand and also interesting descriptions of Batavia and Siam. [Boeknr.: 34569 ]

€ 55,00

HEUVEL, Jacobus van den. In the king's trail. An 18th century Dutch journey to the Buddaha's footprint. Theodorus Jacobus van den Heuvel's account of his voyage to Phra Phutthabat in 1737. Edited by Remco Raben and Dhiravat na Pombejra. Bangkok, The Royal Netherlands Embassy, 1997. 4to. Boards, with dust-jacket. With many coloured illustrations. 91 pp. - Limited edition. [Boeknr.: 21808 ]

€ 30,00

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.Original embossed cloth (discoloured), spine gilt. With frontispiece, 2 printed title-pages, map, 2 plates and 25 woodengravings. XIV,280 pp. First edition. - During the years 1841-1842 Arthur Neale served as a naval and military officer in the Siamese army. Account with interesting observations, especially concerning the militarisation of Siam. Cordier, BI, col. 735; Satow 126. [Boeknr.: 33453 ]

€ 175,00

ROELOFSZ, Roelof. Kort ende waerachtigh verhael van de tweede schipvaert by de Hollanders op Oost-Indien gedaen, onder admirael Jacob van Neck, getogen uyt het journael van Roelof Roelofsz, vermaender op't schip Amsterdam, ende doorgaens uyt andere schrijvers vermeerdert. (Amsterdam, Joannes Janssonius, 1646).Oblong 8vo. Modern wrappers. With 4 engraved plates. 51 pp. (text set in two columns). Extracted from Commelin's collection of voyages. - First published in Begin ende voortgangh. - The account of Jacob van Neck's second voyage was written for the most part by Roeloef Roelofszoon, an exhorter or chaplain on one of Van Neck's ships. Van Neck's fleet of six ships left Texel on June 28, 1600, and arrived in Bantam on March 30, 1601. From there the admiral sailed for the Moluccas, two of the ships arriving at Ternate on June 2. The sultan of Ternate accompanied the Dutch ships when they attacked the Portuguese fort on Tidore, a showy and inconclusive engagement that cost Van Neck his right hand. From Ternate Van Neck went to China, arriving off Macao on September 27, 1601. From there he sailed for Patani. Roelofszoon wrote very little about Patani beyond describing the trade and a couple of temples which he visited. Commelin, however, inserted a long and very interesting description of Patani, Siam, and Malacca, taken largely from a 1616 manuscript written by Victor Sprinckel. Following Roelofszoon's journal, Commelin included a brief account of the voyage of the remaining three ships from Van Neck's fleet written by Cornelis Claeszoon. It reports on the fleet's misadventures in Cambodia. Commelin also appended several treatises concerning East India trade and navigation and a discourse on the five routes to Cathay translated from William Bourne (London 1580) (Lach & Van Kley, Asia in the making of Europe, III,1 pp. 463-464).Landwehr, VOC, 250. [Boeknr.: 35245 ]

€ 425,00

RUGGUSOL, S. Siamese-English coversations for everyday use and classified vocabularies. (1945). Small oblong 8vo. 76 pp. Text in English, Romanized Siamese and in Siamese characters. [Boeknr.: 34000 ]

€ 45,00

SCHOUTEN, Joost. Beschrijvinge van de regeeringe, macht, religie, costuymen, traffijcquen, ende andere remercquable saecken, des coninghrijcks Siam. Gestelt inden jaere 1636 door Joost Schouten, directeur weghens de geoctroyeerde Oost-Indische Compagnie aldaer. (Amsterdam, Joannes Janssonius, 1646).Oblong 8vo. Modern wrappers. (15) pp. (text set in two columns). Etracted from Commelin's collection of voyages. - This was the first general account of Siam published in the seventeenth century; as such it was widely distributed and generally consulted as a source by later writers. Designed as a report to the VOC, Schouten's description is that of a capable and devoted servant of the Company. It is nonetheless an incisive discourse in which the author truthfully records and sympathetically comments on what he observed during eight years of service in Siam (Lach & Van Kley, Asia in the making of Europe, III,3, p.1174).Landwehr, VOC, 250; Cordier, B.J., col. 339. [Boeknr.: 31985 ]

€ 375,00

SIAM & THE DUTCH EAST INDIA COMPANY. Arrest du Conseil d'Estat du Roy du 12 Avril 1723, portant reglement pour l'entrée dans le royaume des etains de Siam, provenans de la Compagnie des Indes Orientales de Hollande. Paris, Imprimerie de la Veuve & M.G. Jouvenel, 1723.4to. Old marbled wrappers. With printer's device on title-page and ornamental head-piece. 8 pp. With the handwritten signature of the Ecuyer-Conseiller-Secrétaire du Roy at end.- A degree by king Louis XV on tin from Siam. This tin is allowed to enter France with a certificate from the Director of the Dutch East India Company .- (Inner lower blank margin skilfully restored without loss of text). - Rare.Not in Landwehr; not in Knuttel or WorldCat. [Boeknr.: 33433 ]

€ 450,00

SKINNER, C. (Ed.). The battle for junk Ceylon. The Syair Sultan Maulana text, translated and notes. Dordrecht, KITLV, 1985. Wrappers. VI,325 pp. 'It gives an eye-witness account of the events which occurred during the early part of the reign of Sultan Ahmad Tajuddin, in particular the part played by the Kedah fleet in helping the Siamese to expel the Burmese from the island of Phuket ('Junk Ceylon') on the west coast of southern Thailand''. [Boeknr.: 34411 ]

€ 35,00

TURPIN, François Henri. Histoire civile et naturelle du royaume de Siam, et des révolutions qui ont bouleversé cet empire jusqu'en 1770. Publiée par Turpin, sur des manuscrits qui lui ont été communiqués par l' évêque de Tabraca, vicaire apostolique de Siam, et autres missionnaires de ce royaume. Paris, Costard, 1771.2 volumes. Sm.8vo.Contemporary calf (spines and boards rubbed). (4),XII,450,(2); (2),444,(6) pp. First edition. - Important work on Siam based on manuscripts from the bishop of Tabraca and other missionaries in Siam. A year later the work was suppressed at the request of the bishop, who claimed the author had taken too many liberties with his interpretation of the manuscripts. 'Cet ouvrage, devenu très rare, a été condamné à être détruit par arrêt du Conseil du Roy en date du 5 janvier 1772' (Chadenat 1001). - (Some age-browning; small library stamp on titles).Cordier, BI, col. 732; Boucher de la Richarderie V, p.107; Cox I, p.347; Brébion p.163; Satow 102. [Boeknr.: 33680 ]

€ 675,00

WOOD, W.A.R. A history of Siam from the earliest times to the year 1781, with a supplement dealing with more recent events. Bangkok, Chalermnit, (1924). Cloth. With plates. 300 pp. [Boeknr.: 34654 ]

€ 35,00


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