Journal of a Voyage to Siam, 1685-1686: Translated and introduced by Michael Smithies

By Ingersoll, Ernest

SKU# 16309

$ 25.00

Pp. vi, (2), 305; 19 maps and halftone figures. Publisher’s original brown cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, color pictorial dust jacket, 8vo. The Abbe de Choisy visited King Narai of Siam (Thailand) in 1685-1686. Choisy’s account of the embassy, in the form of a daily journal addressed to a friend, is an acknowledged classic of French travel writing (from the jacket flap). The original work was translated into English and introduced by Michael Smithies. This is the first edition in English. Small signature of former owner on the front endpaper.

Publisher Oxford University Press
Publisher Place Kuala Lumpur
Date Published 1993
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First edition
Number of Volumes 1
Reprint Yes
Condition Near fine
Condition Description Light edge-wear to cloth; a tight and clean copy in near fine condition in a near fine dust jacket.
ISBN 967-65-3026-3
Limited Edition