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Siam, the land of the white elephant

as it was and is

by George Blagden Bacon

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Published by Scribner in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Description and travel,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Statementcompiled and arranged by George B. Bacon ; rev. by Frederick Wells Williams
    SeriesIllustrated library of travel
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 296 p., [25] leaves of plates :
    Number of Pages296
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25944270M
    OCLC/WorldCa1597150

    On the contrary, these animals were considered much too precious to be bestowed as gifts, to such an extent that, it is said, in the king of Pegu (now Bago, in Burma) waged war on the king of Siam, who had refused to sell him a white elephant. The figurative use of white elephant is first recorded in Cato’s Letters: or Essays on Liberty The Land of the White Elephant book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Subtitle: Sights and Scenes in Southeastern Asia. a Persona

    Tales of Old Bangkok: Rich Stories from the Land of the White Elephant is a collection of colourful snippets from various written sources about Bangkok, mostly from the s through to the s. The effect is not ultimately satisfactory if you’re looking for a thorough history of Thailand, but it’s otherwise jam-packed with fascinating   The entrance into the kingdom of Siam by the great river, which divides the country east and west, brings the traveller at once into all the richness and variety of tropical nature, and is well suited to produce an impression of the singular beauty and the vast resources of the "Land of the White Elephant."

    Fortunately, a “white rhino” well proved successful and enables us to fund The Elephant Story. A white elephant in western parlance is defined as a possession which its owner cannot dispose of and whose cost, particularly that of maintenance, is out of proportion to it :// Siam definition, former name of Thailand (def. 1). See ://


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Siam,(Thailand) the land of the white elephant, as it was and is Free PDF Book by George Blagden Bacon with Illustrations the present editor's aim in revising this little volume has been to leave untouched, so far as possible, Mr. Bacon's compilation, omitting only such portions as were inaccurate or obsolete, and adding rather sparingly Siam: The Land of the White Elephant, as it was and is Illustrated library of travel and adventure Illustrated library of travel: Compiled by: George Blagden Bacon: Publisher: Scribner, Armstrong, Original from: Harvard University: Digitized: Length: pages: Export Citation: BiBTeX EndNote RefMan?id=PbYXAAAAYAAJ.

Siam: The Land of the White Elephant, As It Was and Is [Bacon, George Blagden] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Siam: The Land of the White Elephant ‎American writer George Blagden Bacon describes the history, geography, and sights of Siam, now called Thailand, in this illustrated book originally published in This revised edition, by Frederick Wells Williams, was published in New York in Siam, the land of the white elephant: as it was and is Paperback – January 1, by George B.

Bacon (Author) out of 5 stars 2 ratings. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from  › Books › History › Asia. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Siam: The Land of the White Elephant as It Was and Is by George B.

Bacon - Free Ebook Project 2. White Elephants - A National Symbol The state flag of Siam between The revered white elephant of Thailand has found its way up on the Naval Flag of the country. Against the backdrop of the national flag of Thailand is a bright red circle, at the heart of which stands a white elephant   Inthe Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions sent Henri Rabb to make a video of mission work in Thailand.

The resulting movie, linked below, was a 34 minute black-and-white silent film titled, “Siam, Land of the White Elephant”. The first half of the film shows lots of cultural material about Thailand and the second half shows missionaries and Thai Christians at work, and mission /vdo-siam-land-of-the-white-elephant.

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Mobi files can be read on Kindles, Epub files can be read on other e-book readers, and Zip files can be downloaded and read on your computer. Courtesy of Project Gutenberg: ps:// Image Source You must be wondering why Thailand is addressed as the ‘Land of White Elephants’.In Thai culture, the status of rulers has been ascertained by the number of white elephants in their ownership and they have been generally viewed as an image of the King’s magnificence.

Thus, the late King Bhumibol possessed the best number of white :// The Land of the White Elephant with the subtitle Sight and Scenes in South-Eastern Asia a Personal Narrative of Travel and Adventure in Farther India is the accounts of Frank Vincent’s travels in in India, Burma, Siam and Cochin-China.

Vincent’s descriptions of the societies and people he meets are very personal and he goes into details about religion, politics, economy and daily George B. Bacon - Siam * The Land of the White Elephant as it was and is.

New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, - Illustrated Library of Travel - pp. with 33 illustrations - Hardcover with gilt title on spine - 19x Very good condition - only dedication on first blank page dated This book, The land of the white elephant sights.

and scenes in southeastern Asia, by Frank Vincent, is a replication of a book originally published before It has been restored by human beings, page by page, so that you may enjoy it in a form as close to the original as possible.

This book was created using print-on-demand :// The Land of Smiles & Royal White Elephants: Let's Travel to Thailand Together (Windows on the World Series) by Windham, Jeannette P. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at :// SIAM – Land of the White Elephant ‘Sawasdee’ – the Thai welcome greeting awaits you, warmly CHIANG MAI.

Chiang Mai is a city in mountainous northern Thailand, dating back to the s. Its Old City area still retains vestiges of walls and moats from its history as a cultural and religious ://   Buy Siam, the Land of the White Elephant, As It Was and Is (Classic Reprint) by George Blagden Bacon (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

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Because of this, white elephants are a major symbol of divine royal power in Thailand. The number of white elephants a king possesses. Book Number: 21 Vincent, Frank. THE LAND OF THE WHITE ELEPHANT: Sights and Scenes in South-East Asia The Land of the White Elephant, by the American writer Frank Vincent Jr., is one of the liveliest and most readable of the many accounts by nineteenth century travellers of the countries of Southeast Asia and their rich and ancient civilizations which were still Buy Siam: The Land of the White Elephant / Edition 2 by George B.

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8vo. Very good. Item # Bound with coral cloth covered paneled boards- decorated with shiny gilt and black painting. Boards are mildly worn; corners are bumped, ends of spine very