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The Modern Buddhist;
being the Views of a Siamese Minister of State on his own and other religions. London Trubner & Co. 1870
First edition, pp.91. A very good copy in the original crimson cloth. Professionally re-cased. Bookplate of Taunton Castle. Title inked on spine. Newspaper cutting pasted in rear.
1854: Thai dictionary
Dictionarium Linguae Thai sive Siamensis.
Interpretatione Latina, Gallica et Anglica. Illustratum Auctore D.J.B. Pallegoix, Episcopo Mallensi, Vicario Apostolico Siamensi. Paris Jussu Imperatoris Impressum in Typographeo Imperatorio 1854
First edition, folio, pp. 897. A very good copy bound in recent old style half calf, occasional spotting throughout.
A royal gift
First edition, pp.96. A good copy in rather faded original wrappers. The wrappers are are creased, with several chips and tears broadly one centimetre in depth and a repaired tear that spans half the back cover. The head of the spine is missing a three centimetre long portion and the foot of the spine a one centimetre long portion. The text is in very good condition with only one or two minor tears to most pages. The last 5 pages are missing one centimetre or less of their top outer corner. Occasional pencil note in pages. Inscription in Thai, which translates as: "For Khun Eugenie, To give a souvenir, as we have worked in language together, and been acquainted to each other for a long time. Klin Thephasdin 14.1.85." The Thai year, 85 (2485) = 1942. Eugenie Henderson was a linguist specialising in Southeast Asian languages. Klin Thephasdin was from the Na Ayutthaya branch of the Thai Royal Family.