YOUNG, Ernest. The Kingdom of the Yellow Robe. Being Sketches of the Domestic and Religious Rites and Ceremonies of the Siamese … Third Edition. London, Constable, 1907.
Large 8vo. Original green pictorial cloth, lettered in gilt; pp. xvi, , 408, plates after photographs, illustrations in the text; light offsetting from endpapers, the first gathering roughly opened, otherwise a very good copy with a Boston company's bookplate inside front cover.
An important book on Thailand. The author had lived for several years in Bangkok and travelled the surrounding country studying the Thai way of life, food, rites, belief systems, social organisation and the architecture. In the sections on food Young points out the immense number of mobile food booths and the street food culture.