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|xii. 128p. ; 21cm.
This book defines the white elephant, recounts the myths about white elephants in ancient Indian lore(the Jatakas) and their transmission to Southeast Asia, presents reports of early Western travelers on the white elephants stables in Siam and Burma, and finally gives an account of the royal white elephants in contemporary Thailand. The text is complemented by 110 illustrations.