Relation nouvelle et curieuse des royaumes de Tunquin et de Lao

By Marini, Giovanni Filippo de

SKU# 17444

$ 65.00

Pp. 1-107 (in Lao), pp. 329-436 (in old French), (1).  Publisher’s original wrappers, printed in purple on the front wrapper, lg 8vo.  This work presents an account of De Marini's exploration of account of Tonkin and Laos that was first published in Italian in 1663.  The author, Giovanni Filippo de Marini (1608-1682), was a Jesuit missionary in Tonkin; the first printing was published in Italian.   In this reprint, the first section is in the Lao language.  It is likely a translation of the original text in old French that is presented in facsimile in the second section.  No ownership marks and no signs of use.

Publisher No Publisher
Publisher Place No Place, Laos
Date Published c. 1975
Date Published Estimated Yes
Edition Reprint
Number of Volumes 1
Reprint Yes
Condition Near fine
Condition Description A tight and clean copy in near fine condition.
Limited Edition