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THE

KINGDOM AND PEOPLE

OF

SI AM;

WITH

A NARRATIVE OF THE MISSION TO THAT COUNTRY

IN 1855.

BY SIR JOHN BOWRING, F.R.S.

HER MAJESTY'S PLENIPOTENTIARY IN CHINA.

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LONDON:
JOHN W. PARKER AND SON, WEST STRAND.

(The Author of this Work reserves the right of Translation.]

LONDON:

SAVILL AND EDWARDS, PRINTERS, CHANDOS STREET,

COVENT GARDEN,

TO HIS MAJESTY

PHRA BARD SOMDETCH PHRA PARAMENDR MAHA MONGKUT

PHRA CHOM KLAU CHÂU YU HUA,

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BY ONE WHO HAS WITNESSED IN HIS MAJESTY THE RARE AND

ILLUSTRIOUS EXAMPLE OF A SUCCESSFUL DEVOTION OF THE TIME AND TALENT

OF A GREAT ORIENTAL SOVEREIGN

TO THE CULTIVATION OF THE LITERATURE AND THE STUDY OF

THE PHILOSOPHY OF WESTERN NATIONS;

BY ONE WHO FEELS HONOURED BY HIS MAJESTY'S CONFIDENCE AND KINDNEss,

AND WHO REJOICES IN THE HOPE THAT THE EXTENSION OF

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