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 by Hugo Adolf Bernatzik (1897 - 1953), an Austrian anthropologist and photographer and his wife Emmy Bernatzik (1904 - 1977) also an ethnologist, author and important collaborator of her husband. Including a Wörterverzeichnis der Phi-Tong-Luang-Sprache. - 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. Anthropological study of the Akha and Miao tribes, based on the author's travels in Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in 1936-1937. [Boeknr.: 5347 ]

€ 45,00

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

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 Scottish 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 ]

€ 1250,00

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

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

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

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