Journal of a Voyage to Siam, 1685-1686: Translated and introduced by Michael Smithies
By Ingersoll, Ernest
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 Estimated||No|
|Number of Volumes||1|
|Condition Description||Light edge-wear to cloth; a tight and clean copy in near fine condition in a near fine dust jacket.|