A Visit to Iceland/The Kingdom of Siam (2 books bound as 1) (1852) (1st ed)

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A Visit to Iceland/The Kingdom of Siam (2 books bound as 1) (1852) (1st ed)

S$350.00

Titles: A Visit to Iceland and the Scandinavian North by Madame Ida Pfeiffer, published by Ingram, Cooke, and Co., 1852, first English edition. Bound with Narrative of a Residence at the Capital of the Kingdom of Siam by Fred. Arthur Neale, published by Office of the National Illustrated Library, 1852, first edition.

Condition: Half leather, good. Hinge slightly cracked, but binding firm. A Visit to Iceland contains 7 engraved plates. Kingdom of Siam numerous illustrations, including 1 map and 4 engraved plates. App 7″ by 5″.

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A Visit to Iceland and the Scandinavian North

Written by one of the first female explorers, the book describes Ida Pfeiffer’s journey from Vienna, Austria, to Oslo, Norway, which in those days was known as Christiana. Her travels take her through Prague, Hamburg, Stockholm, and Berlin, as well as Iceland, the main aim of her travels. This account takes the form of a travel journal, and includes descriptions of the people, places, and landscape, and is furnished with tinted plates. Subsequently, Ida Pfeiffer undertook two voyages around the world, during which she traveled to India, China, and Southeast Asia.

Narrative of a Residence at the Capital of the Kingdom of Siam

In this book, the author – who is better known for his book Eight Years in Syria, Palestine and Asia Minor sets off to Bangkok from Singapore in 1840, where he resides in Bangkok. The book describes not only the customs and culture of the land, but also issues of the day, such as the Siamese military capabilities, relations between Siam and Cochin China, and a short History of Siam.