FORTY, Lieut.-Col. C.H. Bangkok: Its Life and Sport. With Some Account of Siam's Coastal and Island Game Areas. London, H.F. & G. Witherby, 1929.
8vo. Original mustard cloth, spine titled in gilt (the superior binding variant, not lettered in black); pp. 206 [1, advertisements], with a photographic frontispiece, and 9 other photographic plates on 5 leaves; spine a little faded, light toning to and offsetting from endpapers, a very good copy.
First edition, association copy with the signatures of two members of the Forty family on front endpapers. 'This very short account of the social habits and sporting possibilities of the modern capital of Siam, was written in the hope and belief that it might be of practical value to men going out to the tropical East, or already in residence there. Few persons who leave other countries for this part of Asia have any idea what to take with them, of the conditions of life awaiting them, or of the best manner of not only of living but of enjoying life' (Preface).
Czech p. 82 ('Forty primarily describes Snipe Hunting, including where to hunt and necessary gear. There is brief mention of Big Game such as Buffalo and Rhinoceros').