Rare books collections: Thailand Collection

Thailand Collection

The collection comprises thirty nine volumes of the first edition of the Tipitaka (or, “the three baskets,” the Pali canon which forms the doctrinal foundation of Theravada Buddhism) printed in 1893, and was presented to St Andrews in 1896 by King Chulalongkorn I.

Finding aids

Fully available here via the online catalogue, with records in both the original Thai script and with transliteration into Roman alphabet. Classmarks for books in this collection have the prefix Tha.

Images of the collection