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The mission to Siam, and Hue the Capital of Cochin China in the years 1821-2. From the journal of the late George Finlayson, Esq. With a Memoir of the Author by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, F.R.S. by  Sir Thomas Stamford)  George. (Raffles - First edition - 1826 - from Paul Haynes Rare Books (SKU: biblio245)

The mission to Siam, and Hue the Capital of Cochin China in the years 1821-2. From the journal of the late George Finlayson, Esq. With a Memoir of the Author by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, F.R.S.

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The mission to Siam, and Hue the Capital of Cochin China in the years 1821-2. From the journal of the late George Finlayson, Esq. With a Memoir of the Author by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, F.R.S.

by Finlayson, George. (Raffles, Sir Thomas Stamford)

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First edition. John Murray. London. 1826. 8vo. Half title. Title. xxxi, 427pp. Frontispiece view of Bankok. Contemporary half calf, spine relaid. Spine in six compartments with gilt decoration. Leather label with gilt lettering. Marbled boards. Some foxing to ffeps, foxing and offsetting to frontispiece and title. Marginal stain pp294-8: text unaffected, otherwise crisp bright text. Reinforced to hinges. Shelf wear. Armorial bookplate of Thomas Philip Earl de Grey, Wrest Park to fep.

Provenance: The bookplate of Thomas Philip Earl de Grey at Wrest Park (1781-1859), known as The Lord Grantham from 1786 to 1833, British Tory politician and statesman, holding office as first Lord of the Admiralty till April 1835. First President of RIBA, Earl de Grey was a fellow of the Royal Society, The Royal Geographical Society and the Society of Antiquaries. ODNB

George Finlayson (1790-1823), Scottish naturalist and explorer. In 1821-2 he accompanied John Crawfurd to Siam (Thailand) and Cochin China (Vietnam) as naturalist. ODNB

Raffles, Sir (Thomas) Stamford Bingley (1781-1826), colonial governor and founder of Singapore. ODNB

Crawfurd, John (1783-1868), orientalist and colonial administrator. ODNB

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Bookseller
Paul Haynes Rare Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
biblio245
Title
The mission to Siam, and Hue the Capital of Cochin China in the years 1821-2. From the journal of the late George Finlayson, Esq. With a Memoir of the Author by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, F.R.S.
Author
Finlayson, George. (Raffles, Sir Thomas Stamford)
Book condition
Used - See description and photos
Quantity available
1
Edition
First edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
John Murray
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1826
Keywords
Thailand, Vietnam, Travel, Exploration, Armorial Bookplate, Raffles, Crawfurd
Bookseller catalogs
Travel and Exploration; Provenance, Bookplates and Associations; The Middle East, India and Asia; Christmas gift ideas; Fine Bindings;
Size
8vo

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