King of Thailand Anandha Mahidol, antique rare book in Thai language, Siam, 1950Printed and published for Odeon store by Vibul Kit Press; Address: 400 Visut Kasat Road, Bangkok, Siam, 1950;Size: 8.2 x 7 inches = 21x18 cmThickness: 12 mmWeight: 1 lb. 2.5 oz. = 524 g;Condition: Good/ Very good;Provenance: from the collection of and old couple: US officer and his Chinese wife, in Florida USA. They used to live in China in 1940’s after the World War II. Ananda Mahidol (Thai: อานันทมหิดล; RTGS: Ananthamahidon; 20 September 1925 – 9 June 1946) was the eighth monarch of Thailand from the House of Chakri as Rama VIII. At the time he was recognised as king by the National Assembly in March 1935, he was a nine-year-old boy living in Switzerland. He returned to Thailand in December 1945, but six months later in June 1946, he was found shot dead in his bed. Although at first thought to have been an accident, his death was ruled a murder by medical examiners, and three royal pages were later executed following very irregular trials. The mysterious circumstances surrounding his death have been the subject of much controversy.