A Concise History of Buddhist Art in Siam
Cambridge: University Press, 1938. First edition. Hardcover. Large quarto (11 1/2 x 9"). XX, , 165, pp.,  leaves (foldout maps), , 80pp. (Plates). Original printed dust-jacket over blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, and gilt-stamped Buddha on cover. Frontispiece.
Splendidly illustrated throughout with 80 collotypes, Reginald Le May's "A Concise History of Buddhist Art in Siam" provides a history of the variety of forms of Buddhist art that grew up in Thailand from the 1st century AD to the end of the 16th century.
The author draws on his experience as part of the British Consular Service in Thailand to focus primarily on sculpture, how the trade routes in South and South-East Asia brought Thailand into contact with a variety of artistic styles and how the different areas of the country adapted these styles for their own use.
This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of Thai art specifically or of Eastern art more generally.
Dust-jacket sunned along spine, and slightly chipped along upper edges. Price clipped at bottom of front flap. Binding slightly darkened along edges. Dust-jacket in overall good-, binding in good to good+, interior in very good condition. g- to vg. Item #42335