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ADELPHUS, Johannes. Die Türckisch Chronica von irem ursprung anefang und regiment/ biss uff dise zeyt/ sampt irem kriegen und streyten mit den christen begangen/ erbärmklich zu lesen. Strassburg, Johann Knobloch, 1516.Folio. Old vellum. With 26 half-page woodcuts (7 repeats). 48 lvs. First published in 1513 - A extensively illustrated Turkish chronicle from its beginnings to 1500, with special emphasis on the crusades. The work records the first Ottoman siege of Rhodos in 1480. The beautiful woodcuts show battles and other scenes from the Middle East, presenting Ottomans, European kings and noblemen, and crusaders bearing the cross on their clothes and banners. Some woodcuts show a perspective and style reminiscent of mediaeval art, while others are good examples of Renaissance work showing modern perspective and rendering each figure with personal character. (Koc I, p 27). Johannes Adelphus (1485-1523) was a phycisian from Strassbourg. He took a keen interest in Turkish affairs, producing also a Historia von Rhodis (Strassbourg 1513). He depicted the Ottomans primarily as a military force marching on horses and attacking cities and islands. (Hajdarpasic 2018)Göllner 80 (seltene Druck); not in Weber, Blackmer or Atabey. [Boeknr.: 29576 ]

€ 11950,00

AGRICOLA, George. Oratio de bello adversus Turcam suscipiendo, ad Ferdinandum Ungariae boemiaequ regem & principes Germaniae Basel, Froben, 1538.4to. Modern boards. With 2 woodcut printer’s devices. 18 lvs. First Latin translation of "Oration, Anred und Vermanung Herrn Ferdinandum zu Ungern" (Nuremberg, Peypus, 1531), an pamphlet on the Turkish wars in Hungary which began with the siege of Vienna in 1529. "Agricola gives a long-winded account of the Turks' cruelties and warns that Germany is now threatened by the Turkish forces. Hungary must be given every assistance." No writer has so praised the superiority of the Imperial armaments over the apparently weak Turkish weaponry. He stressed the superior arms of the German mercenaries, while the Turks had but flimsy pikes. Victory over a so poorly equipped enemy is nothing less than certain. His oration was written a few months after the siege of Vienna, which may explain his excessive optimism" (Kertbeny, p. 89 etc.). With preface by Georg Fabricius dedicated to Chemnitz and at the end a letter of Laurentius Bermannus to king Ferdinand, ex valle Joachimi April, 1530. A catholic with a broad humanistic education, George Agricola spent most of his life in Saxony as an educator, physician, scientist, and expert on mining and metallurgy. His outlook was more secular than that of the other pamphleteers. He viewed the Turkish question primarily as a militair and economic problem rather than as a divine visitation. In one respect his views resembled those of the other Catholic writers: he envisaged the eventual extirpation of the Islamic religion at the point of the sword. (Bohnstedt 1968 / p/ 14). - (3 blank corners restored).Göllner 617; Apponyi I, 268; Sturminger 234;Jöcher 63; Hubay 165. [Boeknr.: 35267 ]

€ 3950,00

ALEXANDER, James Edward Travels to the seat of war in the East, through Russia and the Crimea, in 1829. With sketches of the imperial fleet and army, personal adventures, and characteristic anecdotes. London, Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1830.2 volumes. Original half cloth, with paper titles labels on spines (rubbed). With lithographed frontispiece depicting Emperor Nicholas and Sultan Mahmood II, folding map, 2 lithographed plates, 3 hand-coloured costume plates, 6 wood-engravings and 8 aquatint plates by the author. XXXI,308; XII,327 pp. First edition. - A cross between a travelogue and a report of a military observer of a foreign war. 'A very interesting work detailing James Edward Alexander's experiences during the Russio-Turkish war of 1827-28 for which he received the Turkish order of the crescent. All his writings are connected with his service. His early career began with the India Company; he then was appointed aide-de-campe to MacD Kinnelr, British envoy to Persia, and on his return to England in 1827 wrote Travels... through Persia, Asia Minor, and European Turkey, and Travels of Mirza Hesa Modeen in Great Britain and France (Atabey p. 14). This book is a detailed account of a travel from Hamburg, St.Petersburg, Moscow, across the Scythian Steppe to the Crimea. A sketch of the Black Sea fleet is given, followed by its operations during the last campaign, in co-operation with the army of Diebitch. The camp at Adrianople is also sketched. He returned by Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Hanover, Holland and France to England. Attabey Collection 12; Abbey, Travel, 229; not in Blackmer. [Boeknr.: 1788 ]

€ 475,00

ANGELI, Moriz Edlen von. Feldzüge gegen die Türken 1697-1698 und der Karlowitzer Friede 1699. (With) Supplement-Heft: Feldzüge des Prinzen Eugen von Savoyen 1697-98. Wien, 1876. 8vo. Modern cloth (original wrappers mounted). IX,515;105 pp. Feldzüge des Prinzen Eugen von Savoyen. Serie I - Band II. - (Maps missing). [Boeknr.: 35325 ]

€ 75,00

ANGYAL, Zoltán. Rudolfs II Ungarische Regierung: Ursachen, Verlauf und Ergebnis des Aufstandes Bocskay. Budapest, Athenaeum, 1916. Half cloth. 125 pp. With autograph dedication by the author. [Boeknr.: 35281 ]

€ 75,00

ARCANA REIPUBLICAE TURCICAE DETECTA. Das ist: Funffzig Türchische RegimentsGeheimnisse/ worauss solch Reich/ als auff so viel Seulen bisshero sich gestützet/ und wie selbige durch Göttliche Hülffe und Christlicher Prudenz zu stürzen seyn. Aus vielfältigen Autoribus geoffenbahret. (No pl.), 1664.Sm. 8vo. Modern boards. 417 pp. Detailed discussing of policy, military power, and their psychological and moral ideas of the Ottoman army. - (Age-browned). - Very rare. [Boeknr.: 21619 ]

€ 750,00

ARRIËNS, P(ieter). Dagboek eener reis naar Constantinopel in 1840, met eenige geschiedkundige mededeelingen en opmerkingen. 's Gravenhage, Gebroeders van Cleef, 1854.Original printed boards (frontcover sl. discoloured;spine sl. dam.). X,162 pp. First edition. - Pieter Arriëns (1791-1860), later a Rear-Admiral in the Dutch navy, was commander of the Dutch frigate De Rijn, when he visited Greece in the late winter and early spring of 1840. Also on board was H.R.M. Hendrik, Prince of the Netherlands. Arriëns had not planned to publish his notes, but with the outbreak of the Crimean War (1853-1856) he felt the need to inform the Dutch public on the current situation in Constantinople (Koster, To Hellen's noble land, p. 148).Weber 475; Not in Tiele or Cat. NHSM. [Boeknr.: 7446 ]

€ 275,00

ATSIZ, Bugra. Das Osmanische Reich um die Mitte des 17. Jahrhunderts; nach den Chroniken des Vecihi (1637 - 1660) und des Mehmed Halifa (1633 - 1660). Munchen, Rudolf Trofenik, 1977. Cloth. 144,108 pp. [Boeknr.: 35289 ]

€ 50,00

AUSSZUG ETTLICHER ZEITUNGEN, WAS SICH ZUM ANFANG DES JETZIGEN TÜRCKEMKRIEGS, AN ETTLICHEN ORTEN INN UNGERN, VERLOFFEN UND ZUGETRAGEN HAT 1566. Nürnberg, Valentin Geyssler, (1566).4to. Later half vellum. With woodcut battle scene on title-page. (4) lvs. Rare pamphlet on the invasion of Ottoman armies in Hungary.Apponyi 400; Göllner 1145. [Boeknr.: 32393 ]

€ 2450,00

BAKER, James. Turkey. New York, Henry Holt and Company, 1877.Original decorated red cloth. With 2 folding coloured maps. XII,495 pp. First edition, the second and the third edition also appeared in 1877 which would imply that the book was very popular; with bookplate of Joseph M. Gleason. - The author was Lieutenant-Colonel of the Auxiliary Forces and had visited Constantinople during the Crimean war and had returned to Turkey in 1874, where he remained three years dividing his time between his estate outside Salonica and his travels through the country. It provides also a great deal of information on what is now Northern Greece and Bulgaria.(Blackmer p.15). This very interesting work contains a great deal of information, especially on agricultural districts (Atabey p.32).Blackmer Collection 65 (later ed. only); Atabey Collection 49 (French edition only).. [Boeknr.: 15332 ]

€ 95,00

BARGRAVE, Robert. The travel diary of Robert Bargrave Levant merchant (1647-1656). Edited by Michael G. Brennan. London, 1999. 8vo. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With 17 plates and illustrations. XIX,288 pp. Hakluyt Society, 3rd series, 3. - The introduction provides an assessment of the historical, literary, and geographical importance of Robert Bargrave's journal. [Boeknr.: 34636 ]

€ 45,00

BARLEZIO, Marino & Paolo GIOVIO. Commentaire d’aucunes choses des Turcs, & et du Seigneur George Scanderbeg, Prince d’Epirre & d’Albanie, contenant sa vie et les victoires par luy obtenues. Traduiet de Toscan, en Francois par Guillaume Gaulberon de Cenquoins. Paris, Denys Janot, ‘on les vend a Paris et la Galerie du Palais pres la Chancellerie par Vincent Sertenas, 1544Sm.8vo. Contemporary calf gilt, boards and edges gilt, old manuscript vellum leaves used as spine lining (joints cracked)., in cloth box. 91 lvs ruled in red throughout, with woodcut initials. First French edition. - A life of the fifteenth century Albanian national hero, Scanderbeg, combined with a commentary on the Ottoman Turks. Scanderbegs early years were spent as a hostage to Murad II, but with the death of his father he escaped and returned to Albania. There he set himself up as a national Prince and rallying the support of other Albanian chieftains around him dedicated himself to the defeat of the Turkish enemy. For the rest of his reign Albania maintained her independence, but following his death Albania was sold by his son to Venice who then sold her to the Ottomans. She was to remain under Turkish rule for more the four centuries and did not begin to find her national freedom again until 1912.Gõllner, 828: On les vend a Paris en la Galerie du Palays pres la Chancellerie par Jan Longis [Boeknr.: 35269 ]

€ 4950,00

BARTOLI, Domenico. Buda ritolta a’Turchi dall’armi chistiane. Canzone del Sig. Domenico Bartoli Lucchese dedicata all’illustriss(imo) a reverendisss(imo) Sig. Monsig. Giuseppe Archinto Arcivescovo di Tessalonica, e Nunzio Apostolico appresso il Srereniss(imo) Granduca di Toscana. Firenze, Piero Matini 1686.Modern wrappers.(16) lvs. Canzone in celebration of the recapture of Buda from the Turks. The present edition is appartly unrecorded. The poem, consisting of 24 twelve-line stanzas, is edited to Giuseppe Archinto, Archbisschop of Thessalonica in partibus and Apostolic Nuncio to Florence. According to Bartoli’s dedication, dated from Florence on 10 september, Archinto’s brother Ludovico had taken part in the recapture of Buda. Apponyi 2239 (Lucca, 1686) . [Boeknr.: 35312 ]

€ 950,00

BAYERLE, Gustav. The Hungarian letters of Ali Pasha of Buda 1604 - 1616. Budapest, Akadémiai Kiadó, 1991. Cloth. XVI,295 pp. [Boeknr.: 35282 ]

€ 50,00

BETHLEN, Janos. Rerum Transylvanicarum libri quatuor, continentes res gestas principum ejusdem ab anno 1629 usque ad an 1663. (Amsterdam), 1664.Sm.8vo. Contemporary overlapping vellum. (24),447,(14) pp. A history of Transylvania, in which the Turkish-friendly policy of the leading families are confimed. János Bethlen (1613 - 1678) was a Hungarian noble in the Principality of Transsylvania, who served as chancellor of Transylvania from 1659 to 1678. He was the only son of Farkas Bethlen and Anna Kemény, sister of John Kemény. His parents died during his youth, he grew up in the court of Ferenc Macskási and converted from Unitarianism to Calvinism. He studied for several years in the University of Frankfurt. - (Browned). [Boeknr.: 35352 ]

€ 650,00

BIRKEN, Sigmund von. Der vermehrte Donau-Strand/ mit allen seinen Ein- und Zuflüssen/ angelegenen Königreichen, Provintzen, Herrschafften und Städten/ auch dererselben alten und neuen Namen/ von Ursprung bis zum Ausflusse .. vorgestellet: auch sampt kurtzer Verfassung einer Hungar- und Türckis. Chronick/ und des Anno 1663. und 1664. geführten Türken-Krieges. Mit einer kurzen Continuation der merkwürdigsten Türkischen Kriegs-handlungen .. Nurnberg, Jacob Sandrart, 1684.Sm.8vo. Contemporary vellum. With 50 engraved plates (including 4 maps and 8 folding plates). (8), 231 pp. First published in 1664, later editions appeared in 1674, 1684, 1686, 1688 and 1690; an Italian edition was issued in 1684. The plates depict the fortress along the Danube and includes views of Constantinople, Adrianople, Belgrade, etc. Sandrart produced many engravings of the Balkan and the Levant, mainly plans and views of cities and maps. (Atabey 108)Der zunächst mittellose Dichter und Student der Rechtswissenschaft, Philosophie und Theologie Sigmund von Birken (1626-81) wurde 1645 Mitglied des Pegnesischen Blumenordens und erhielt 1646 eine Stellung als Prinzenerzieher am Hof Augusts d.J. in Wolfenbüttel. Nach Reisen durch Norddeutschland kam er 1650 nach Nürnberg, um die dortigen Friedensfeierlichkeiten auszurichten. Birken, der 1655 nobilitiert wurde, setzte seine Tätigkeit als Festspieldichter und Geschichtsschreiber an den Höfen in Wien, Bayreuth u.a. fort und war Mitglied in den wichtigsten literarischen Gesellschaften. Er schrieb in erster Linie pastorale Dichtungen und Schaustücke, aber auch geistliche Erbauungsliteratur und historiographische Schriften wie die vorliegende. Atabey Collection 108 (incomplete copy); not in Blackmer or Apponyi. [Boeknr.: 28854 ]

€ 3750,00

BONNEVAL, Claude Alexandre. Memoires du comte de Bonneval, ci-devant general d'infanterie au service de sa majesté impériale & catholique. Londres (= Amsterdam ?), Aux dépens de la Compagnie, 1737.Sm. 8vo. 2 volumes in 1. Contemporary mottled calf, spine ribbed and richly gilt. With 2 title-pages printed in red and black (without the portrait as always, see Koç p.216). 192; 186 pp. First edition. - 'The true origin of these entertaining but fictitious memoirs will probably never be known, and indeed it is likely that different parts of it were written at different times and by different hands, composed in order to satisfy a market which was always hungry for news of the exotic and cirious; but a London origin might go some way towards explaining the false imprints of the earliest French versions. Claude-Alexandre de Bonneval (1675-1747) was, however, a real person. A French army officer, his temper and insolence led him into various scrapes: sentenced to death in 1704, he fled to Germany and later joined the Australian army, but fell out with Prince Eugene of Savoy; he was then exiled to Venice after another court-martial, and eventually ' turned Turk' and was put in charge of the Turkish artillery, at which point he was known as Kumbaraci Ahmet Pasa' (The Ömer Koç Collection I, p.216). The renegade Count Bonneval rendered valuable services to the sultan in his war with Russia. He advised on Ottoman diplomatic affairs and was highly regarded by the Grand Vizier. He was in Constantinople from 1720. These memoirs appeared just after Bonneval began to lose favour at the Ottoman court. He was exiled to Asia Minor in 1737, but later partly reinstated. He died in 1747 and his tomb is in the garden of the Teke of the whirling devishes at Peradied in Constantinople. - A fine copy. Blackmer Collection 162 (other ed.); Atabey Collection 129 (other ed.). [Boeknr.: 35223 ]

€ 295,00

BOOGERT, M. van den & J. JONKER ROELANTS. (Red.). De Nederlands-Turkse betrekkingen. Portretten van een vierhonderdjarige geschiedenis. Hilversum, Verloren, 2012. Wrappers. With coloured illustrations. 141 pp. [Boeknr.: 32765 ]

€ 18,00

BOOM, H. Onze man in Constantinopel. Frederik Gijsbert baron van Dedem (1743-1820). Zutphen, Walburg Pers, 2012. Wrappers. With illustrations (some in colours). 272 pp. [Boeknr.: 32833 ]

€ 25,00

BORMEESTER, Joachim. Eugenius, Princ subaubd, Cesarianar Copiar ad padum in Italia. Summes Rector Spondebatque ducem celsi nitor igneus oris. Amsterdam, (ca. 1700).Engraved portrait within a decorative border. Ca. 36 x 26,5 cm. Framed. Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663 -1736) was a general of the Imperial Army and statesman of the Holy Roman Empire and the Archduchy of Austria and one of the most successful military commanders in modern European history, rising to the highest offices of state at the Imperial court in Vienna. Joachim Bormeester (fl.1679 - 1702 died), Dutch publisher and engraver in Amsterdam. Son-in-law of Clement de Jonghe, but only took over a small part of his stock after his death in 1679. [Boeknr.: 35353 ]

€ 550,00

BOSCHMA, C. & J. PEROT. Antoine-Ignace Melling (1763-1832), reizend kunstenaar. Met medewerking van H. Sorbé, Th. Laurentius en R. Anhegger. Abcoude, Uniepers, (1991). Folio. Original boards, with dust-jacket. With many illustrations (several in colours). 240 pp. Melling was a painter, architect and voyager who is counted among the 'Levantine artists'. In this book his journey in 1812 to the Netherlands and Germany is documented. [Boeknr.: 31810 ]

€ 45,00

BOSQUIER, Philippe. Orator Terrae Sanctae, et Hungariae; seu, Sacrarum Philppicarum in Turcarum barbariem. Douai, Ex typographia Laurentii Kellam, sumptibus Petri Borremans, 1606.Sm.8vo. Contemporary limp vellum. With engraved device on title of Sts. Peter and Paul and engraved plate signed Waldor, woodcut floriated initials. (32),422,(2) pp. With bookplate of the Mount Street Jesuits and their small library stamp in blank margin of titlepage, ‘Chris Hunt: lege age’ in contemporary m.s on flyleaf. - Rare first edition of these 'Philippics' by the Flemish Franciscan Philippe Bosquier (1561-1636), in which he excoriates the Turks for their persecution of Christians especially in Hungary. The engraved plate depicts with gruesome detail the torture upon the Hungarians, including the feeding to the dogs of Christians, by the Ottomans. Bosquier was born at Mons, studied theology at the University of Paris, and was sent to Rome where Cardinal Caesar Baronius became his patron. He was the author of thirty volumes of sermons and several plays, populist with strong moral themes, in which he attacks the Huguenots and the 'mondains'. Bosquier employs the same populist tone against the Turks, though he uses many classical and religious sources to back his arguments. He also includes a powerful plea for unity in the Church in face of the Ottoman threat. A rare work, that provides much insight into the Counter Reformation Church's reaction to the Ottoman invasion of Europe. Not in Apponyi, Blackmer or Atabey [Boeknr.: 32482 ]

€ 2250,00

BOSSCHA ERDBRINK, Gerard Rudolf. At the threshold of felicity: Ottoman-Dutch relations during the embassy of Cornelis Calkoen at the Sublime Porte, 1726-1744. Ankara, Türk Kurumu Basimevi, 1975. Wrappers. Wrappers. With 16 plates. (8),326 pp. [Boeknr.: 14033 ]

€ 35,00

LE BRANLE DES PROVINCES CONQUISES SUR LES TURCS, OU LA DÉCADENCE DE L'EMPIRE OTTOMAN. La sanglante déffaite des Turcs entre le Danuble et la Drave gagnée par les Imperiaux le 12 Aout, avec perte de plus 24 milles Turcs, deux millions d'or, cent piece de canans et generallemt. de toutes les provisions de bouche et de guerre. Koln, François Jollain, 1688 Allegorical engraving . Ca. 75,5 x 54,5 cm. Framed. Fine allegorical engraving made after the Battle of Vienna (1683). Showing (a.o.) Charles V Duc de Lorraine / Jean II Sobieski, King of Poland / Maximilian II, Electeur of Bayern / Francesco Morosini, General of the Habsburgs, etc.- (Lower part with the printed almanac cut off). - Very rare. [Boeknr.: 29051 ]

€ 1950,00

BRÈVES, François Savary de & Louis de MAY, a.o. Recueil historique contenant diverses pieces curieuses de ce temps. Cologne, Christophre van Dyck, 1666.12mo Contemporary calf, spine gilt (extremities of spine sl. dam.). (4), 350 pp. This work, published two years after the Austrian defeat of the Ottoman army at Saint Gottard, gathers together ten essays concerning i.a. the war with the Ottomans.François Savary de Brèves was Henri IV’s ambassador to the Porte (1589-1605). He was a remarkably successful envoy: he had experience in Turkey, could speak the language fluently and appears to have enjoyed distinction and raised French prestige considerably in the eyes of the Turks (Koç, Istanbul, p.106)”Discours abrégé des asseurez moyens d’aneantir la Monarchie des Princes Ottomans”(p. 101 - 145) is a project for a crusade against the Ottoman Empire by Francois Savary de Brèves that originally appeared as an appendix to Jacques du Castel’s Relation de voyages de Monsieur de Breves (1628). In 1585, de Brèves accompanied his relative Jacques Savary de Lancosme to Constantinople when he became ambassador to the Porte. Savary de Lancosme refused to recognize Henry IV of France, leading to his imprisonment by the Ottomans and the nomination of Savary de Brèves as imterim ambassador. From 1591 to 1605 he was French ambassador to the Otoman Court. He spoke Turkish and Arabic and was famed for his knowledge of Ottoman culture. He tried to incite the Sultan to wage war against Philip II and to limit the activities of Barbary pirates on the French coasts of Provence, but in vain, leading to tense relations between France and the Porte. “Discours historique et politique sur les causes de la Guerre Hongrie” and “Discourse politique sur le traitté de paix fait entre Léopold et Mahomet dernier Empereur des Turcs” are by Louis de May and were first published in Lyon in 1665. Willems, Annexes de la collection Elzevirienne, 2025. [Boeknr.: 35286 ]

€ 595,00

BROCKETT, L.P. & Porter C. BLISS. The conquest of Turkey; or, the decline and fall of the Ottoman Empire 1877-1878. A complete history of the late war between Russia and Turkey, including the causes of the war, full account of the terrible Bulgarian massacres, graphic descriptions of the two empires, their races, social customs, religious beliefs, etc. and unfolding the great commercial, political and religious interests affected by the war, the results of the war, etc. etc. To which is added biographicial sketches of the leading actors in this great drama. Prepared, with great care, from the most authentic and official sources. Philidelphia, Hubbard Bros, 1878.Original decorated cloth (soiled). With folding coloured map and 82 woodengraved illustrations. 768 pp. First edition; with the bookplate of Sefik E. Atabey. - A popular account of the Russo-Turkish war of 1877.Blackmer Collection 210; not in Weber. [Boeknr.: 35215 ]

€ 65,00

(BUDA). Il tradimento ordito contro la citta de Buda. Da un tenente del reggimento Salm, e scoperto per divina providenza. 12mo. 19th century sheep-back patterned boards. 6 lvs. First edition. - A resumé of notable events in the war against the Turks in Hungary from the beginning of 1687 until the authum of that year. Recounted are details of a treacherous plot against the city of Buda following its recapture from the Turks, the death of a peasant who couriered letters from the pasha of Szekesfehervar and the recovery of a plot at Eperjes. [Boeknr.: 35313 ]

€ 595,00

BURNABY, Frederick Gustavus. On horseback through Asia Minor. London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Riverston, 1877.2 volumes. Original pictorial green cloth. With mounted photographic frontispiece and 3 large folding maps. XXII,352; 24; XX,399 pp. First edition - Frederic Gustavus Burnaby (1842 - 1885) was an adventurer and traveller, who had successfully penetrated Russian controlled central Asia in 1875. This is a description of a five month-long journey in Asia Minor from November 1876 till march 1877, which is particular interesting in the view of the Russo - Turkisch war of 1877 - 1878 in which Burnaby commanded a Turkish brigade. He travelled through northern Asia Minor through Ankara, Erzerum, Mt. Araat, and from Batum on the Black Sea to the shores of Lake Van. Burnaby was well known for his very popular account of his journey, A ride to Khiva, 1876 (Blackmer p.52). His ride across Asia Minor in the winter of 1876 - 1877, was occasioned by his determination to see for himself how the Porte treated its subjects. He could be quite critical of the tales of massacres, torture and imprisonments with which the Greeks and Armenians filled his ears. In the course of five month Burnaby travelled over two thousand miles in Turkey. When On horseback through Asia Minor appeared in 1877, it went through seven editions. - A nice set of a classic travel narrative.Blackmer Collection 244; not in the Atabey Collection and Weber. [Boeknr.: 35225 ]

€ 650,00

CAMESINA, Albert. Wien und seine Bewohner während der zweiten Türkenbelagerung 1683. (Wien, 1864).4to. Half cloth. With 2 plates. 90; XIV pp. - (With annotations on fly-leaf and title-page). [Boeknr.: 35306 ]

€ 100,00

CANNING, Stratford. The Eastern question. By the late Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe. Being a selection from his writings during the last five years of his life. With a preface by Arthur Penrhyn Stanley. London, John Murray, 1881.Original green cloth gilt. With folding map, coloured in outline (with tear). XXIV,216; 32 pp. First edition, published posthumously. - Stratford Canning (Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe) spent much of his diplomatic carreer in Turkey. His first trip to Constantinople in 1808, when he accompanied the mission of Robert Adair that restored peace between Britain and the Turks. When Adair left Constantinople in 1810, Canning became minister-plenipotentiary, and it was Canning who helped mediate the Treaty of Bucharest between the Ottomans and Russia on 28 May 1812. He attended the Congress of Vienna and in 1824 he was appointed British ambassador to the Porte, a position he was elected several times, and he was resident in Constantinople for most of the period from 1825 to 1858, with several interruptions of different lengths. In 1828 he signed the Poros Protocols, which granted the new Greek state the islands of Crete, Samos, and Euboea., This move was disavowed by the government, and Canning resigned. Canning's next term in Constantinople lasted from 1842 to 1852, and in this period he came to be seen as one of the leading figures in Constantinople, as British influence over the Porte increased and the Turks came to be seen more and more as British clients. He returned home in 1852, but when Aberdeen's coalition government was formed, Stratford de Redcliffe was sent back to Constantinople once again. He came in the midst of a crisis caused by the dispute between Napoleon III and Nicholas I over the protection of the holy places. This crisis ultimately led to the Crimean War (See Atabey p.90).Not in the Blackmer Collection. [Boeknr.: 35192 ]

€ 275,00

CAPRARA, Alberto. Relatione del presente governo Ottomano fatta dal Sig. Conte Alberto Caprara, stato ultimamente internunzio à quella corte per la maestà dell' imperatore Leopoldo Primo. Venetia, per il Bosio, 1684.Disbound. With fine half-page woodcut portrait of Mehmet IV on title-page. (8) pp. Albert Caprara (1627-1691), Leopold's ambassador to the Sultan. Apponyi 1094 (Lucca 1684); Sturminger 949-950 (Bologna & Lucca 1684). [Boeknr.: 30764 ]

€ 1950,00

CERAM, C.W. Narrow pass, black mountain. The discovery of the Hittite empire. Translated from the German by Richard and Clara Winston. London, Victor Gollancz, Sidwick & Jackson, (1956). Cloth. With illustrations and photographic plates. XIX,284 pp. C.W. Ceram (1915 - 1972) was the pseudonym of the German journalist and author Kurt Wilhelm Marek, known for his popular works about archeology . He chose to write under a pseudonym to distance himself from his work as a propagandist for the Third Reich. [Boeknr.: 27138 ]

€ 30,00

CHASSEPOL, François de. Histoire des Grands Vizirs Mahomet Coprogli-Pacha, et Ahcmet Coprogli-Pacha. Celle des trois derniers Grands Seigneurs; de leurs Sultanes, & principales favorites; avec les plus secrettes intrigues du Serrail. Et plusieurs autres particularitez des guerres de Dalmatie, Transilvanie, Hongrie, Candie, & Pologne. Amsterdam, Abraham Wolfgank, 1676.Sm.8vo. Contemporary calf, spine richly gilt.With engraved titlepage and folding engraved ‘Plan du Camp de Cotzchim‘ (Romeyn de Hooghe?). 251,(7) pp. First edition of this biography of the two members of the Köprülü family who restored partly the (military) power of the Ottoman empire between 1656 and 1676. In the same year an edition was published in Paris. - Biography of two highly successful Grand Viziers, Mehmet and Ahmet Köprülü; the former (1583-1661) was in power from 1656 to 1661, the later (his son, born 1635) from 1661 until his death in 1676. The Köprülü family, of Albanian origin, produced several Grand Viziers, of whom these two were the first; they were instrumental in managing the transformation period of the Ottoman Empire (Koç, Istanbul, p.134). - Fine copy with the often missing plan.Blackmer Collection 326; Atabey Collection 224. [Boeknr.: 35287 ]

€ 695,00

CHESNEY, Francis Rawdon. The Russo-Turkish campaigns of 1828 and 1829: with a view of the present state of affairs in the East. 2nd edition. London, Smith, Elder & Co., Bombay, Smith, Taylor & co, 1854.Original embossed green cloth. With two folding maps, coloured in outline. XXXVIII, 448; (16) pp. Three editions were issued in 1854. - Colonel Francis Rawdon Chesney went to Constantinople in 1829 with the intention of joining the Turkish forces, but he was delayed by a tour of inspection of Syria and Egypt, and the peace of Adrianople was announced just as he arrived. In this work, composed of materials collected on the spot, he has provided an account of the Russo - Turkish war of 1828-29, and in the final chapter he gives a history of past and present Russo-Turkish wars and a background to the Eastern Question. (Atabey p.118). Chesney was clearly an explorer of the first order and his courage and perseverance were matched only by his attention to detail and thoroughness in the surveys he produced. - (Some foxing).Atabey Collection 235; not in Blackmer. [Boeknr.: 35184 ]

€ 225,00

CHRONICA TURCICA, oder auszführlich und wahrhafftige Beschreibung/ von desz Türckischen Reichs Ursprung und Auffnehmen: von dessen Stiffter dem Mahomet/ nebenst seinem gantzen Lebenslauff/ auch von Regierung der ersten Türck: und Tartarischen Königen ...Ordentlich und umständlich ausz vielen glaubwürdigen Scribenten und Historicis zusammen gelesen. Franckfurt am Mäyn, Wilhelm Serlin, 1664.4to. Old boards. With engraved title-page, 8 full-page engraved plates and 10 engravings in the text. (8),293,(7) pp. Apparently first collected edition, compiled from various sources including early Turkish histories. The first part, the life of the prophet Mohammed, together with the 10 engravings in the letterpress, is reprinted from De Bry's Acta Mechmeti I saracenorum principis, Frankfurt, 1597. The second part is a description of Turkish religious customs. This together with the 7 plates which illustrate mosques, dervishes, etc., is reprinted from Johann Wallich . The extra plate is an engraved full-length portrait of Scanderberg, the Albanian George Castriot, who died in 1467.This work was one of the very many publications issued in 1663 / 64, amidst the upsurge of interest in the Turks which was provoked by Kiuprili's campaign against the Austrians and his terrorizing siege of Vienna in 1663. It had been 50 years since the Turks had achieved such brilliant military successes in Europe. (Blackmer collection 352). - (Some staining and age-browning).Not in the Atabey collection or Weber. [Boeknr.: 22847 ]

€ 4500,00

CLERC, Sebastian de. Les actions gloreuses des S.A.S. Charles Duc de Lorraine en Hongrie, Transylvania, etc. Augsburg, Jeremias Wolff, (ca. 1700). Large 8vo. Marbled boards. With engraved titlepage (lower margin restored) and 15 engraved plates after Sebastian Le Clerc by Johanna Sybilla Kräusin, representing and celebrating the military exploits of Charles V Duke of Lorraine. Charles Duc of Lorainne (1643-1690) was born in Vienna , became the brother in law of Emperor Leopold. He was from a long established family of Lorraine, who had to take refuge from the forces of France. He managed to become the titular Duke of Lorraine in 1675 at a time when Lorainne was occupied by France. Since 1663 he had been in imperial Habsburg service and had a very notable military career. He was able to first distinguish himself at the Battle of Saint Gotthard in 1664, where he was under the service of Montecuccoli In 1683 he became an imperial generalissimo . right before the Siege of Vienna. With the Siege of Neuhausel in 1685, Charles was able to take all of upper Hungary. After this Charles besieged Buda for two months, claiming victory in 1686. - (2 blank margins restored). - A fine cpy. [Boeknr.: 35347 ]

€ 1950,00

CONSTANTINOPEL. Constantinopel. (No pl., ca. 1850).Steelengraved view of Constantinople with two men in the foreground. Ca. 10 x 15 cm. [Boeknr.: 34064 ]

€ 45,00

CONSTANTINOPLE. Constantinopole. (No pl., ca. 1700).Rare engraved bird`s-eye view of Constantinople showing the city across the Bosphorus Strait with some ships. Ca. 8,5 x 13,5 cm. - (Small damage to left corner not affecting the image). - Fine. [Boeknr.: 34039 ]

€ 125,00

CONSTANTINOPLE. Prospectus septem turrium in urbe Constantinopolitana, Vüe des sept Tours ou Prisons d'etat a Constantinople, Vista della sette Torri, osia Priggioni di Stato a Costantinopoli, Prospect der Sieben Thürne, oder Staats-Gefängnus zu Constantinopel. (Augsburg), Georg Balthasar Probst, (ca. 1770).Contemporary handcoloured perspective view (vue d'optique or Guckkastenbild) depicting a street scene with the prison in Constantinople. Ca 26 x 39 cm. Depiction of the prison in Istanbul. A fine street view with on both sides buildings with slender towers and several local peope and horsemen. - Fine. [Boeknr.: 35345 ]

€ 175,00

COPPIN, Jean. Le Bouclier de l’Europe, ou la Querre Sainte, contenant des avis politiques & Chretiens, qui peuvent servir de lumière aux rois & aux souverains de la chretienté, pour quarantir leur estats des incursions des turcs, & reprendre ceux qu’ils ont usurpé sur eux. Lyon, Antoine Briasson, 1686. Modern boards. With 4 engraved plans. (8),496,(6) pp. First edition, another edition was published in the same year, and a third edition appeared in 1720 reprinting only the accounts of voyages. Jean Coppin (c.1615-c.1690) has writen an account of his journeys long after the fact, together with his attemps to spread his ideas of a new crusade. Coppin had first travelled to Egypt in 1638 where he spent two years. He later travelled to Tunis and Syria. In 1644 he was named consul at Damietta and he spent three years there. He returned to Europe in the hope of persuading the Pope to agree to a new crusade (Blackmer p. 85).The original work appeared in 1656, under the title Bouclier de l' Europe.... In this reprint, the title has been changed: the title of the first edition has become the title of the first chapter, and the title of the second part of the first edition has become the title of this second edition. This change can be explained by the fact that his idea to form a crusade wasn't really relevant anymore 30 years later, so Coppin put the emphasis on his voyages. - (Some staining). [Boeknr.: 35314 ]

€ 2950,00

CRAMPRICH, Daniel Joannes. Memorie overgelevert aen d'Heeren Staten Generael, den 12 February, 1685. Door den Minister van Sijne Keyserlycke Majesteyt. (No pl.), 12 February, 1685.4to. (4) pp. Request from Spain's ambassador Cramprich to the Dutch Republic for financial support to fight the Ottoman Turks. Knuttel 12373 (French edition only); Tiele 8230. [Boeknr.: 33358 ]

€ 125,00

CUNYNGHAME, Arthur Thurlow. Travels in the Eastern Caucasus, on the Caspian and Black Seas, especially in Daghestan, and on the frontiers of Persia and Turkey, during the summer of 1871. London, John Murray, 1872.Original green cloth gilt, gilt vignette to upper cover, spine lettered in gilt. With woodengraved plates and illustrations and 2 folding maps. XVI,367; (12) pp. An account of travels in the summer of 1871 by the author, on leave from the army, and his son, whose drawings illustrate the book. - An excellent copyGhani p.86; Miansarof 3232; Nerhood 303. [Boeknr.: 31080 ]

€ 625,00

CURIOSE STAATS BEDANCKEN uber den verwirzten Zustand des Königreichs Ungarn und dahero bey der Christenheit entstehende Gefahr ... sonderlich aber was doch die unserige nach erhaltener Victorie im Ungarn weiter-vornehmen, und was sie glückliches verrichten möchten ? Ob der Türcke auch wieder vor Wien rucken, was er sonst bey diesem Kriege gewinnen dürffte .. Worum doch dieselben mit dem Türcken so balden Friede machen ? (No pl.), 1684.Modern marbled boards. 78 pp. Rare pamphlet dealing with the present state of the Turkish wars.Apponyi, 1145. [Boeknr.: 35342 ]

€ 745,00

CURZON, Robert. Armenia: A year at Erzeroom and on the frontiers of Russia, Turkey and Persia. 3rd edition. London, John Murray, 1854.Contemporary red morocco, gilt fillets on sides, spine gilt in compartments, a.e.g. With woodcut frontispiece, woodcut vignette on title-page, map and 4 plates. XIV,253 pp. First edition. - In 1842 Curzon joined a conference at Erzerum to deal with the border incursions of the Kurdish tribes into both Turkey and Persia, and to determine the border between the two countries. The commission was formed by Turkish, Russian, Persian and English plenipotentiaries. Curzon, privat secretary to Stradford Canning, British ambassador in Constantinople, was joint British commissioner with Colonel W.F. Williams. The treaty was finally signed in 1847 and a new commission formed in 1848 to survey the border area, much of it wholly unexplored, extending to the east beyond Mesopotamia. The survey was completed in 1852. This is a very important work, and of especial interest for information on the Christian tribes in the area surveyed (Atabey p.159). Robert Curzon, 14th Baron Zouche (1810 - 1873 , was a notable Victorian English traveler, travel writer, and diplomat, active mainly in the Near East. He is perhaps best known as being responsible for the "purchase" of some of the most important early Bible manuscripts from Eastern Orthodox monasteries. - An attractive copy.Weber 478; not in Blackmer. [Boeknr.: 35200 ]

€ 375,00

DAILEY NEWS. The war correspondence of the 'Daily News' 1877 with a connecting narrative forming a continuous history of the war between Russia and Turkey. Including the letters of Archibald Forbes, J.A. Macgahan and many other special correspondents in Europe and Asia. 2nd edition containing a full description of the taking of Kars. London, Macmillan and Co., 1878.Original red cloth (sl. rubbed, spine ends sl. damaged). XVI,643 pp. With the bookplate and stamp of Girton College. - Of the letters 'may be said, that they were welcomed by the public as affording the earliest, fullest, and most specific information at critical moments of the campaign, and if it should further be found that these same letters, hastily written in the bivouac, on the field of victory, or in some hovel on the line of retreat, have at the same time the merit of being among the most vivid and truthful pictures of war that have at any time been offered to the public, the popularity they have attained would be accounted for (Preface). [Boeknr.: 35188 ]

€ 125,00

DAILEY NEWS. The war correspondence of the 'Daily News' 1877-8 continued from the fall of Kars to the signature of the preliminaries of peace. With a connecting narrative forming a continuous history of the war between Russia and Turkey. London, Macmillan and Co., 1878.Original red cloth (sl. rubbed, spine ends sl. damaged). XVI,599 pp. With the bookplate and stamp of Girton College. - 'The collection, which now forms a complete history of the war, comprises the correspondence of Archibald Forbes, J.A. MacGahan, F.D. Millet, E. Pears, E. O'Donovan, J.H. Skinner, V. Julius, and other correspondents - in all seventeen in number - to each of those letters a conventional sign has been affixed' (Preface). [Boeknr.: 35189 ]

€ 125,00

DANKOFF, Robert. The intimate life of an Ottoman statesman, Melek Ahmad Pasa (1588 - 1662), as portrayed in Evliya Çelebi’s Book of Travels (Seyahat-name). With a historical introduction by Rhoads Murphey. New York, State University, 1991. Wrappers. 304 pp. [Boeknr.: 35290 ]

€ 35,00

DE KAY, James Ellsworth. Sketches of Turkey in 1831 and 1832. By an American. New York, J. & J. Harper, 1833.Original boards (rubbed), with printed title-label on spine, in cloth box. With several woodengravings in the text. XII,527 pp. First edition; copy from the Wadsworth Library, New York. - 'In the following pages I have attempted to preserve a record of my own impressions, without reference to the descriptions of many preceding tourists, who seem to have taken a marvellous pleasure in exaggerating the vices and suppressing the good points of the Turkish character' (Introduction). De Kay’s presence in Turkey in 1831 was connected with the first treaty between America and Turkey and as part of an American presence connected with the rebuilding of the Turkish fleet destroyed at Navarino. De Kay was the son-in-law of Henry Eckford, a naval architect, who took over the Shipyard of the Turkish navy in 1832. The ship in which the whole party travelled, commanded by De Kay’s brother, was sold to the Sultan. At one time De Kay was suggested as American Consul in Constantinople. He has produced a very interesting work full of historical and political sketches, and including a special chapter on the first treaty between the Porte and the US. De Kay had a medical degree, but did not practice as a docter; he was close to American literary circles of the period and was a friend of James Fenimore Cooper and Joseph Rodman Drake (Blackmer p 101). Contains also lively descriptions of the neighbourhoods of Istanbul, and its Armenian, Greek and Jewish communities. - (Foxed).Atabey Collection 334; Blackmer Collection 465; Weber 210. [Boeknr.: 4035 ]

€ 825,00

DE KAY, James Ellsworth. Sketches of Turkey in 1831 and 1832. By an American. New York, J. & J. Harper, 1833.Contemporary half green calf, with black morocco title-label on spine (rubbed). With several woodengravings in the text. XII,527 pp. First edition; copy from the Wadsworth Library, New York. - 'In the following pages I have attempted to preserve a record of my own impressions, without reference to the descriptions of many preceding tourists, who seem to have taken a marvellous pleasure in exaggerating the vices and suppressing the good points of the Turkish character' (Introduction). De Kay’s presence in Turkey in 1831 was connected with the first treaty between America and Turkey and as part of an American presence connected with the rebuilding of the Turkish fleet destroyed at Navarino. De Kay was the son-in-law of Henry Eckford, a naval architect, who took over the Shipyard of the Turkish navy in 1832. The ship in which the whole party travelled, commanded by De Kay’s brother, was sold to the Sultan. At one time De Kay was suggested as American Consul in Constantinople. He has produced a very interesting work full of historical and political sketches, and including a special chapter on the first treaty between the Porte and the US. De Kay had a medical degree, but did not practice as a docter; he was close to American literary circles of the period and was a friend of James Fenimore Cooper and Joseph Rodman Drake (Blackmer p 101). Contains also lively descriptions of the neighbourhoods of Istanbul, and its Armenian, Greek and Jewish communities. - (Foxed).Atabey Collection 334; Blackmer Collection 465; Weber 210. [Boeknr.: 35214 ]

€ 825,00

DEMIDOFF, Anatole de. Voyage dans la Russie Meridionale et la Crimée par la Hongrie, La Valachie et la Moldavie, exécuté en 1837 .. Paris, Ernest Bourdin, 1840.8vo. Contemporary half morocco, spine gilt with red morocco title-label to spine. With 1 page of sheet music, 24 plates mounted on India paper and many wood-engravings in the text by Denis Raffet. VI, 621,(3) pp. First edition. - Celebrated scientific expedition by count Anatoliy Nicolaevic Demidov (1812-1870) through southern Russia, Crimea, Hongary, Romania, and Turkey in the year 1837. With magnificent plates depicting topographical and military views, costumes and everyday scenes . - (Age-browned). - A fine copy.Catalogue Russica D297; Vicaire III, p.165. [Boeknr.: 31668 ]

€ 575,00

DESCRIPTION HISTORIQUE DE LA GLORIEUSE CONQUESTE de la ville de Bude, capital du Royaume d’Hongroie, par les armes victorieuse de nostre tres-auguste & invincible Empereur Leopold I. Sous la conduite de .. Duc de Lorraine & l’electeur de Baviere. Nouvelle edition revuë & augmentée. Cologne, Jean Jacques le Jeune, 1686.12mo.Modern marbled boards. 190 pp. History of the 1686 siege and re-capture of Buda, under Turkish rule since 1541, by Duke Charles V of Lorraine and Elector Maximilian II Emanuel of Bavaria. An English edition was published in London in 1687 (?) An historical description of the glorious conquest of the city of Buda, the captial city of the kingdom of Hungary, by the victorious arms of the thrice illustrious and invinciple Emperor Leopold I. Under the conduct of his Most Serene Highness, the Duke of Lorraine, and the Elector of Bavaria ...A day by day account of the Allied advance on Buda and Pest in Hungary, resulting in the withdrawal of the Ottoman garisson and a Treaty of Peace. The wry joke "the operation was successful, but the patient died" might describe the liberation of Buda and Pest by the united Christian armies in 1686. The two towns were utterly destroyed, with only a few thousand people remaining alive inside the walls by the time the Turks were vanquished. Having survived the Turkish period intact, the royal palace was destroyed in the siege. Resettlement and rebuilding were gradual, and formerly Gothic Buda took on a decidedly baroque appearance during the process. Though it would never again be a royal seat, the palace was rebuilt and expanded over the years. Hungary was to be ruled by the victorious House of Habsburg until the collapse of the Habsburg empire in World War I. - (Titlepage restored).Extremely rare, unrecorded variant. Not in Apponyi. [Boeknr.: 35316 ]

€ 975,00

DESCRIPTION HISTORIQUE DE LA GLORIEUSE CONQUESTE de la ville de Bude, capital du Royaume d’Hongrie, par les armes victorieuses de nostre tres-auguste & invincible Empereur Leopold I. Sous la conduite de .. Duc de Lorraine & l’electeur de Baviere. Cologne, Jean Jacques le Jeune, 1686.12mo.Contemporary vellum. 142 pp. First edition. - History of the 1686 siege and re-capture of Buda, under Turkish rule since 1541, by Duke Charles V of Lorraine and Elector Maximilian II Emanuel of Bavaria. An English edition was published in London in 1687 (?) An historical description of the glorious conquest of the city of Buda, the captial city of the kingdom of Hungary, by the victorious arms of the thrice illustrious and invinciple Emperor Leopold I. Under the conduct of his Most Serene Highness, the Duke of Lorraine, and the Elector of Bavaria ...A day by day account of the Allied advance on Buda and Pest in Hungary, resulting in the withdrawal of the Ottoman garisson and a Treaty of Peace. The wry joke "the operation was successful, but the patient died" might describe the liberation of Buda and Pest by the united Christian armies in 1686. The two towns were utterly destroyed, with only a few thousand people remaining alive inside the walls by the time the Turks were vanquished. Having survived the Turkish period intact, the royal palace was destroyed in the siege. Resettlement and rebuilding were gradual, and formerly Gothic Buda took on a decidedly baroque appearance during the process. Though it would never again be a royal seat, the palace was rebuilt and expanded over the years. Hungary was to be ruled by the victorious House of Habsburg until the collapse of the Habsburg empire in World War I. - Extremely rare, unrecorded variant. Not in Apponyi. [Boeknr.: 35355 ]

€ 975,00

DESTRILHES. Confidences sur la Turquie. 2me édition. Paris, E. Dentu, 1855.Contemporary half green morocco, spine richly gilt. XLI,252,(1) pp. The first edition was printed privately in 1855. - The book was produced in the wake of the Crimean war. It contains special chapters on Mehmet Ali and Rechid Pasha. Emile Tarin replied in Réponse aux confidences, 1856 (Atabey p.189).Bound with: Alfred Poissonnier. Les esclaves Tsiganes dans les principautés Danubiennes. Avec une préface de Philarète Chasles. Paris, 1855. & M.F. de Saulcy. La Syrie et la Palestine. Examin critique de l'ouvrage de M. van de Velde. Paris, 1855. & Some contributions from the Revue Orientale. - Fine. [Boeknr.: 35209 ]

€ 850,00

DICTATUR AM 6. JUNI 1663 AUFF DEM REICHS-TAGE ZU REGENSPURG. (No pl., ca. 1663). Modern wrappers. (4) lvs. By order of Kaiser Leopold I, Guidobald Graf vonThon und Hohenstein (1616 - 1668), bishop of Regensburg, was asked for support against the Turcks. [Boeknr.: 28411 ]

€ 450,00

DISTINTA RELATIONE DELLA RASSEGNA DELL'ESSERCITO DEL GRAN TURCO QUANDO SORTI IN CAMPAGNA, Con la descrittione del Treno & Vittovaglie, e distributtione de' Campeggiamenti della medema Armata. Mantova, Lucca, Marescandoli, (1683).4to. Modern boards. With nice woodengraved portrait on title-page. 4 pp. Very rare 'newsletter' with descriptions of the Turkish army (weapons, soldiers, horses, etc.). - Fine. [Boeknr.: 35340 ]

€ 895,00

DREW GAY, J. Plevna, the Sultan and the Porte; reminiscences of the war in Turkey London, Chatto and Windus, 1878.Original red cloth (sl. soiled). VI,(1),298; 40 pp. First edition. - With the bookplate of Sefik E. Atabey. - 'During my stay in Turkey as Special Correspondent of the Daily Telegraph, it was my high privilege to have unusual facilities for obtaining information respecting what inspired within the Palace, the Seraskierate, and the Porte. It was, moreover, my fortune to be present at the heavy fighting which, early in September 1877, took place at Plevna. What I heard at Constntinople, and what I witnessed on the memorable battlefields where Osman Pasha and his gallant army gained for themselves and their country undying renown, I have transcribed, and to my observations appended sundry notes respecting the present condition and what I take to be the needs of Turkey in the future' (Preface). - Rare.Not in the Blackmer Collection. [Boeknr.: 35210 ]

€ 495,00

DURAND-BRAGER, Jean Baptiste Henri. Voyage dans la Mer Noire, le Bosphore, la Mer de Marmara & les Dardanelles. A voyage in the Black Sea, the Bosphorus, the sea of Marmara & the Dardanelles. Paris, Berlin, New York, Goupil et Cie, London, P. & D. Coluaghi, (ca. 1855).Large folio. Contemporary half blue morocco. With lithographed title and 24 tinted lithographed plates by Sabatier, E. Cicéri and Ph. Benoist after Darand-Brager. Original edition. - Jean Baptiste Henri Durand-Brager (1814-1879) combined a naval career with that of marine artist. He was a student of Isabey, was active in the 40's and 50's and well known as a marine painter. According to Thieme-Becker he worked for a Persian illustrated newspaper during the Crimean War and painted battle scenes and several Crimean subjects for the Czar. The Black Sea voyage described here was probably connected with Durand-Brager's activities during the Crimean War (Blackmer p.114). He was war correspondent to several French papers and journals during the Crimean War.The quality of the plates is excellent. According to Bazancourt his plans and drawings were lithographed at the French ministry of the Marine, at the depot for maps and plans. - A very fine copy. - With rare brochure by Goupil et Cie: Publications relatives a la guerre d'Orient. 4 pp.Blackmer Collection 520: scarce work; Atabey Collection 383; not in Abbey, Travel. a [Boeknr.: 19893 ]

€ 18000,00

ENDERLIN, Jacob. (Publisher). Cyaneae oder die am Bosphoro Thracico, ligende hohe Stein-Klippen. Von welchen zu sehen seyn, gegen Mittag das Vor-Meer Propontis, Mitternachts aber das Schwartze-Meer, Pontus Euxenius, mit denenselben umbligenden Landern wie auch denen beeden Koniglichen Insulen Cypern und Candien. Augspurg, Verlag Jacob Enderling, Drucker Thomas Astaler, 1687.Sm.8vo.Contemporary vellum (spine restored). With title printed in red and black, folding plan, folding map of the Black Sea, and 26 (16 folding) engraved plates depicting views, plants and animals. 74, (2) pp. Many similar works were issued by the publisher Jacob Enderlin at that time. Including a description of Constantinople with fine view. He was trying to take advantage of the interest in the Levant aroused by the Austro - Venetian - Turkish wars of 1684 - 1690. Many of the plates were based on engravings from Coronelli’s Memorie Istoriografische della Morea. All the Enderlin publications are related and made use of many of the same plates. There was one publication every year from 1685 to at least 1693 (Collection Contominas 239). The work was probably inspired by the increased interest in Ottoman affairs which followed the unsuccessful siege of Vienna by the Turks in 1683, rather than through any pressing need to communicate first-hand information about Constantinople to actual travellers (Koç p.175). Atabey 402; Blackmer 1303(note); Weber 749 [Boeknr.: 35317 ]

€ 6950,00

Erschreckliche näwe Zeittung / aus Newheusel / Carlstadt / und Rab / den 12.13.14. October von dem wütenden Erbfeind dem Türcken / disz 92. Jahrs. Copey des Türckischen Keisers Absagbrieffs / an den Römischen Keyser im Septemb. disz 92. Jars. Nürnberg, Lucas Meyer, 1592.Modern boards. With nice woodcut on title page and woodcut medaillon portrait. (4) lvs. Extremely rare 'newsletter' on the raids of Hassan Pascha of Bosnia in Central Europe in the period 1591 - 1592. Hasan Predojevic (c. 1530 - 22 June 1593) was Beylerbey of Bosnia of and the Ottoman military commander who led an invasion of Habsburg Croatia. Young Nikola was taken to Constantinople as acem-i oglan (foreign child) and brought up in theSultan's court , converting to Islam, adopting the name Hasan and advancing to the post of çakircibasa (chief falconer). He was appointed Beglerbeg of Bosnia in 1591. A dynamic military leader, Hasan strengthened the army of the Eyalet, attacked Croatia and reached Sisak. Thomas Erdõdy, Ban of Croatia , launched a counterattack and seized much of the Moslavina region. Hasan forces of around 20,000 jansissaries continued to raid the region, with the idea of seizing the strategical town of Senj and its port, and to eliminate the Uskoci.. Hasan brought his force to Bihac, which was conquered in June 1592 after eight days of siege. During the campaigns the Bosnian burned 26 cities throughout the Croatien Frontier and took some 35,000 warcaptives. In 1593 Hasan Pasha decided to advance further, but his force was defeated in an attempt to conquer Sisak, battle in which Hasan was killed.Göller 1894; Apponyi 1888. [Boeknr.: 35275 ]

€ 1950,00

FABER, Paul, Anneke GROENEVELD, Hein REEDIJK. (Ed.). Beelden van de Oriënt - Images of the Orient. Fotografie en toerisme, Photography and tourism 1860-1900. (Text by) Anneke Groeneveld, Fred Bos, Steven Wachlin, Ineke Zweers. Rotterdam, Museum voor Volkenkunde, (1986). Pictorial wrappers. With many photographic plates and illustrations. 96 pp. [Boeknr.: 34026 ]

€ 25,00

FEHER, Geza. Turkische Miniaturen aus den Chroniken des Ungarischen Feldzüge. Budapest, Corvina Magyar Helikon, 1976. Large 8vo. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With 51 coloured plates. [Boeknr.: 35291 ]

€ 50,00

FEKETE, Ludwig. (Red.). Türkische schriften aus dem Archive des Palatins Nikolaus Esterhazy 1606 - 1645. Im auftrage des Fürsten Paul Esterhazy. Budapest, 1932 . 4to. Original wrappers, uncut. With folding map and 10 folding plates of facsimile documents. LXXI,501,(2) pp. First printing of 150 Osmanli documents directed to the Palatine Nikolaus Esterhazy (1606-1645). The volume comprises the Turkish original texts, their translations into German, together with notes on spelling and language. [Boeknr.: 35283 ]

€ 150,00

FEKETE, Ludwig. Einführung in die osmanisch-türkische Diplomatik der türkischen Botmässikeit in Ungarn. Budapast, Königliche Ungarische Universitätsdruckerei, 1926.Folio. Half cloth portfolio. With 16 facsimiles. LXVIII, 35 pp. - Veröffentlichungen des Köninglichen Ungarischen Staatsarchives. [Boeknr.: 35271 ]

€ 100,00

FERRIÈRES-SAUVEBOEUF, Louis François de. Mémoires historiques, politiques et géographiques des voyages faits en Turquie, en Perse et en Arabie, depuis 1782 jusqu’en 1789; avec ses observation sur la religion, les moeurs, le caractère et le commerce de ces trois nation; suivies de details très-exacts sur la querre des Turcs avec les deux cours imperials, d’Autriche et des Russie; les dispositions des trios armés et les resultas de leurs campagnes. Paris, Buisson 1790.2 volumes. 8vo. Contemporary tree calf, spines gilt with red morocco labels (top of spines sl. damaged). XXIV, 298, (1errata); X, 303, (1, errata) pp. First edition. - With bookplate of Henry Myron Blackmer. - Volume I is concerned mainly with the Turkish - Russian war of 1788-9. Volume II desbribes the author’s travels to Egypte, Palestine, Greece and Syria. According to Pingaud, Ferrières was in Aleppo in 1783. He travelled to Persia where he represented himself to the Shah as a precursor of the French envoy, and later he undertook a political mission for Vergennes, French ambassador at Constantinople prior to Choiseul-Gouffier. He also collected medals and antiquities for his patron Hennin (Blackmer p. 128).Der Franzose Louis Francois, comte de Ferrieres-Sauveboeuf (um 1750 - 1814) bereiste 1782 - 1789 das Osmanische Reich als Kaufman und war, nach seinem Zeugnis, mit einer geheimen diplomatischen Mission in Konstantinopel, Trabzon, Erzerum, Jars, Jerewan, etc. und lieferte Informationen über den russischen - türkischen Krieg von 1787 - 1792. Er war Anhänger der Franzosische Revolution und attackierte. in seinem Werk den royalistisch gesonnen französische Botschafter an der Porte Choiseul - Gouffier (Chatzipanagioti-Sangmeister, p. 216). Ferrières-Sauveboeuf (1762-1814) was notably critical of Choiseul-Gouffier's political mission for the latter's predecessor, the comte de Vergennes. Other sources, however, suggest that Ferrières-Sauveboeuf was involved in arms trading in Turkey on his own account, and had quarrelled with Choiseul-Gouffier before being expelled from Constantinopl (The Ömer Koç Collection I, 159). - A fine set.Atabey Collection 428; Blackmer Collection 590; Weber 598; Boucher de la Richarderie, I, p.199. [Boeknr.: 35197 ]

€ 1775,00

FISCHER, Johann Ferdinandt. Diarium, oder Weitläuffig und gründliche Beschreibung, von der Käys. Haupt- und Residenz-Stadt Wien, in Unter-Oesterreich, im Viertel unterm Wiennerwald liegend; welche vom 14 Julii biß 12 Septemb. Anno 1683 61 Tag von des Türckischen Käysers Sultan Machomet Kriegs-Volck anfänglich in die 200000 Mann bestehend, so ihr Logament rings umb die Stadt mit 22 Lagern gemacht, ist belägert worden, nebst einer außführlichen Specification aller hierbey gebliebner Hoch- und Nieder-Officieren. Regensburg, Augustus Hanckwitz, (ca. 1683)4to. Old green paper spine. With woodcut imperial arms at end. 9 lvs. Sturminger 1245. [Boeknr.: 35299 ]

€ 695,00

FRANCISCI, Erasmum. Tisch-Reden/ eines Türckischen fürnehmen Bassa zu Constantinopel/ mit einem Teutschen Connestabel/ christlicher Religion/ dass ietzige Türckische Kriegswesen betreffend: Nachdencklich, und nicht unnützlich zu lesen. Samt einem kurtzen Anhang und Bericht von der Türckischen Beschneidung/ so wohl ihrer gebornen jungen Türcken-Knaben/ als auch derer von Gott ab/ und zu ihnen fallenden Mamelucken. Wobey eine kurtze Cronick/ von Ankunfft/ Leben und Wandel/ der von 400. Jahren her, ordentlichen Succession, derer Türckischen Kaïser/ vom Ottomannischen Hause. (No pl., probably Nürnberg), 1664.4to. Modern wrappers. 20 lvs. Written by Erasmus Francisci / Erasmus von Finx (1627-1694). - Anonym erschiedene, frühe Schrift des Erasmus Francisci. Die seltene Türken-Schrift, die zuerst 1663 erschienen war, steht in zusammenhang mit den 1663/64 erneut aufgeflammenden Türkenkriegen und stellt ein Streitgespräch zwischen einem türkischen Pascha und einem deutschen Beambten da. (Age-browned; some waterstaining). [Boeknr.: 28911 ]

€ 950,00

FRANCISCI, Erasmum. Der Turckische Guvernotor und Vasall das ist: gründlicher und glaubhafter Bericht/ von den heutigen Guvernamenten/ Guvernatorn und Lehr-Fürsten dess Ottomannischen Reichs/ wie auch deren Einkommen und Tribut; imgleichen von ihren Ross-Schweissen Standarten/ u.a.m. Nürnberg, Johan Andrea Endters Seel. Söhne, 1684.4to. Modern marbled wrappers. With engraved frontispiece by Sandrart. (8),80 pp. Erasmus Finx (1627 ? 1694), alias Erasmus Francisci, was a German Polymath, author and writer of Christian hymns. Finx was born in Lübeck, the son of a lawyer and received higher education at Lüneburg and Stettin. He studied law and was travelling through Italy, France and the Netherlands afterwards. As of 1657, he worked as a reader at Endter publishing at Nuremberg, where he also published some of his books.Sturminger 1271. [Boeknr.: 15657 ]

€ 995,00

FRANCISCI, Erasmus. Der blutig-lang-gereizte, endlich aber Sieghafft-entzündte Adlerblitz, wider den Glantz dess barbarischen Sebels, und Mord-Brandes, in historischer Erzehlung der Kriegs Empörungen Ungarischer Malcontanten, wieauch grausamen Kriegs-Verwüstung der Ottomannisch - Tartarischen, in Ungarn, und dessen Nachbarschafft, sonderlich aber vor der belägerten Kaiserlichen Residentz Stadt Wien ….. Nürnberg, Johan Andrea Endters Seel. Söhne, 1684.Contemporary calf, with 1 (of 2) clasp. With engraved frontispiece, titlepage printed in red and black, 3 engraved folding plates by J. Sandrart and 10 engraved portraits. 375, (2) pp. (Added manuscript index, 2 lv.). Erasmus Finx (1627 ? 1694), alias Erasmus Francisci, was a German Polymath, author and writer of Christian hymns. Finx was born in Lübeck, the son of a lawyer and received higher education at Lüneburg and Stettin. He studied law and was travelling through Italy, France and the Netherlands afterwards. As of 1657, he worked as a reader at Endter publishing at Nuremberg, where he also published some of his books.With portraits of Sultan Mehmed IV, Grossvisir Kara Mustafa, Kaiser Leopold I, Graf Rudiger von Starhemberg, Johann Sobiesky from Poland and others. . The plates depict the siege of Vienna and recapture of Gran.Sturminger 1268. [Boeknr.: 35318 ]

€ 2250,00

FRANCISCI, Erasmus. Neue und kurtze Beschreibung des Königreichs Ungarn: dessen fürnehmsten Städten und Vestungen. Wobey vieler Belägerungen, und vergleichen Denckwürdigkeiten; absonderlich, was in dem jetzigem Türcken-Krieg von An. 1663 bis an den Hornung dieses 1664 Jahrs, bey diesem und jenen Ort fürgelauffen, gemeldet, auch, zum Anhang, die vormahlige Belägerung der Stadt Wien ausführlich erzehlet wird. Nürnberg, Wolf Eberhard Felssecker by Johan Hofmann, 1664.Sm.8vo. Early 19th century half calf, spine richly gilt with 2 title-labels. With folding engraved titlepage, 4 engraved folding maps and 6 folding engraved plates. (20),379,(5) pp. Four editions were published the same year. Published under pseudonym Caspar Minsicht. Contains a detailed description of the siege of Vienna.Erasmus Francisci (1627-1694), born Erasmus von Finx, was a prolific polyhistor and is considered to be among the most influential figures in the German Baroque period. He became a secretary in the Endter publishing house and later rose to the position of corrector. Considered a literary celebrity, Francisci was one of the best selling authors for this period. - (Browned).Sturminger 99; Apponyi 886. [Boeknr.: 31732 ]

€ 2250,00

FRESCHOT, Casimir. Idea generale del regno d'Ungheria, sua descrittione, costumi, regi, eguerre; con i motiui dell'ultima solleuatione, inuasione de' Turchi, assedio, e liberatione di Vienna, e progressi dell' armi christiane. Al reuerendissimo D. Pietro Sagredo. Venetia, Lorenzo Marchesini, 1684.12mo. Contemporary vellum. With woocut title-vignette and initials. (22),356 pp. First edition. An interesting work on the history, civilization and rulers of Hungary, as well as comments on the Turkish invasion and the sieg and liberation of Vienna. Casimir Freschot (1640 - 1720) was a French historian and chronicler . He was the author of about fifty works in French , Italian and Latin, the most notable being Origine, progressi e ruina del calvinismo nella Francia, ragguaglio istorico di D. Casimiro Freschot (1693) and Histoire du congrès et de la paix d'Utrecht (1716). Born in Morteau around 1640, he became a novice in the benedictine Saint-Maur congregation, and was ordained on March 20, 1663 in the Saint-Vincent de Besançon monastery. In 1674 he moved to Italy, joining the benedictine congregation in Montecassino . Around 1700 he returned to the lay state and moved to Utrecht, where he earned a living teaching literature and history. Having returned to France, Freschot was reintegrated as a monk in the Saint-Vanne congregation in 1718 and died in 1720, in the Abbey of Luxeuil .Sturminger 1281; not in Blackmer, Attabey or Apponyi. [Boeknr.: 32492 ]

€ 1750,00

GAUTIER, Théophile. Constantinople of to-day. Translated from the French by Robert Howe Gould. London, David Bogue, 1854.Sm.8vo. Contemporary half calf, spine gilt. With tinted woodengraved title and frontispiece and 6 tinted woodengraved plates. 368 pp. First English edition, first published in French in 1853. - Théophile Gautier travelled in Greece and Turkey in 1852-3; he made a journey to Constantinople with Charles Garnier and spent about two months in the city. His description also contains chapters on Syros and Smyrna. This is the best of Gautier's accounts of his travels: his description of Constantinople and his evocation of its life are both fresh and accurate. This material appeared originally in a series of articles for the “Presse” from October 1852 to November 1853 under the title “De Paris a Constantinople' (Blackmer p. 142). Gautier became associated in the public mind with Turkey, and later he wrote introductions to Rogier’s La Turquie and to Duckett’s La Turquie Pitoresque. - (Some foxing; with library stamps of the Parliamentary Library of N.S. Wales).Blackmer Collection 658; Atabey Collection 482 ; Weber 482.. [Boeknr.: 26172 ]

€ 495,00

GENAUE UND EIGENTLICHE RELATION dessen waß nach glücklichem Entsatz der Stadt Wienn, biß zum 15 (25) Septemb. 1683 weiters passirt, wobey noch ein kleiner Bericht des jenigen, was vor Erlösung derselben vorgangen, mit angehenget. Worinnen auch zugleich der Römischen Käyserl. Maytt. Einzug in die Stadt Wienn kürtzlich enthalten. Regenspurg, Augustus Hanckwitz, 1683.4to. Old green paper spine. With woodcut Imperial arms on title. (6) lvs. Sturminger, 2470. [Boeknr.: 35300 ]

€ 525,00

GIOVIO, Paolo. Comentario de le cose de' Turchi, di Paulo Giovio, Vescovo di Nocera, à Carlo Quinto Imperadore Augusto. Roma, Antonio Blado, 1537.Modern half vellum. With woodcut device on title-page and last leaf. (42) lvs. First published at Rome in 1531, with contemporary ownership entry on title-page.Account of the military resistance to Ottoman rule in Albania, led by George Kastrioti (1405-68), widely known as "Skanderbeg" (from Turkish 'Iskender Bey' , 'Lord Alexander'). "A synopsis of Paolo Giovio's 'Commentario delle cose de Turchi' and Marinus Barleti's 'Historia de vita et gestis Scanderbegi'" (cf. Göllner), two of the principal 16th-century works on the man who increasingly was perceived as the late hero of the western world.Apponyi I, 234Trained as a physician, Paolo Giovio (1483 - 1552) spent most of his career in Rome and served three successive Popes. In 1528 he was rewarded with a bishopric and became one of the most profilic historians of the era. This earliest historical work reflected his interest in what he regarded as the two greatest perils to Catholic Christendom - the Ottomans and the Lutherans. His eyewitness accounts of battles form a significant primary sources for the period. He was in contact with protagonists of the great events he so vividly described. He used the information he gleaned from his contacts to carry on an extensive correspondence that became a kind of proto-journalism. With his interests in history, literature, geography, exploration, medicine, and the arts, this man reflects almost the entire spectrum of High Renaissance civilization.Apponyi I, 234; Göllner, Tücica, 595; Blackmer Collection 690 (Venice 1541), Atabey Collection 499 (Rome 1535). [Boeknr.: 29134 ]

€ 4950,00

GLAUBWURDIGES DIARIUM und Beschreibung dessen was Zeit währender Türckischen Belagerung der Kays. Haupt- und Residenz-Stadt Wienn vorgangen. Von einem Käyserl. Officier, so sich vom Anfang biß zu Endt darinnen befunden warhafftig verzeichnet und zusammen getragen. Regensburg, Paul Dalnsteiner, 1683.4to. Old green paper spine. With small woodcut of Mercury on title and a large woodcut tailpiece. (16) lvs. One of several editions to appear in the same year. An English translation appeared the following year in London A journal: or a most particular account of all that passed in the late siege of Vienna. Written by a principal officer, who was in the town during the whole time of the siege. And sent by authority to the Imperial Commissioner at the Dyet of Ratisbonne. Translated out of High-Dutch (sic) by His Majesties special command.- At the end: Specification, was über den so eylends flüchtigen Aussbruch der Türckischen Armee von der Statt Wienn, auss dem Läger in die allhiesige Zeughäuser überbracht worden, und noch zu überbringen verbleibet. - (Browning).Apponyi 1038; Sturminger 1096-1100. [Boeknr.: 35301 ]

€ 695,00

GORDON, Charles George. General Gordon’s letters from the Crimea, the Danube, and Armenia. August 19, 1854, to November 71, 1858. Edited by Demetrius C. Boulger. London, Chapman and Hall, 1884.Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt. XIII,205 pp. Charles George Gordon (1833-1885) was a British soldier and administrator. After the Crimean War broke out Gordon was ordered on active service, and landed at Balaklava on the 1st of January 1855. The siege of Sevastopol was in progress, and he had his full share of the arduous work in the trenches. He was attached to one of the British columns which assaulted the Redan on the 18th of June, and was also present at the capture of that work on the 8th of September. He took part in the expedition to Kinburn, and then returned to Sevastopol to superintend a portion of the demolition of the Russian dockyard. After peace with Russia had been concluded, Gordon was attached to an international commission appointed to delimit the new boundary, as fixed by treaty, between Russia and Turkey in Bessarabia; and on the conclusion of this work he was ordered to Asia Minor on similar duty, with reference to the eastern boundary between the two countries. While so employed Gordon took the opportunity to make himself well acquainted with the geography and people of Armenia , and the knowledge of dealing with eastern nations then gained was of great use to him in after life. - A nice copy. [Boeknr.: 35194 ]

€ 295,00

GOSSIP, Robert. Turkey and Russia, their races, history, and wars. Embracing a graphic account of the Great Crimean War and of the Russo-Turkish War. Edinburgh, Thomas C. Jack, 1879.4to. Original pictorial blue cloth gilt, spine later half blue morocco gilt, a.e.g.. With 2 folding coloured maps of Turkey and Russia and 26 tinted lithographed plates. XII,798 pp. First edition. - From the contents: Foundation of the Ottoman Empire, The earliest conflict with Russia, The rise of Russia, Alliance and enmity, The wars of Catherine the Great and the Napoleanic period, The Crimean war, A twenty years' interregnum, The Russo-Turkish war. [Boeknr.: 29748 ]

€ 275,00

GREENE, Frances Vinton. The Russian army and its campaigns in Turkey in 1877 - 1878. New York, D. Appleton & Company, 1879.2 volumes. 8vo. Original decorated green cloth. With three plates (two folding), illustrations, and an atlas with 26 maps, plans and plates (some double page). XIV,(2), 459 pp. First edition. - Firsthand accounts, as well as those written and previously published by various Russian officers and commanders. The companion atlas volume offers maps of the battles, as well as illustrations of fortifications used by both Russian and Turkish forces. An account of the Russo - Turkish war, including a description of the Russian army, narratives of the campaigns in Bulgaria and Armenia, and a discussion of the defense and attack of fortified positions. The author, appointed US military attaché in Moscou in 1877, accompanied the Russian army headquarters during the Russo - Turkish war, observing several engagements, including those at Shipka Pass, Plevna, and Philippopolis (now Plovdiv). He received two Russian decorations for bravery at Philippopolis. [Boeknr.: 35190 ]

€ 1250,00

GRIMM, August Theodor von. Wanderungen nach Südosten. Berlin, Alexander Duncker, 1855-56.3 volumes in 1. Later half calf. (8),223; VIII,229; (2),200 pp. Part I Die Taurische Halbinsel; Part II Die orientalische Frage, geschichtlich entwickelt. Der Bosporus und die frankischen Vorstadte; Part III Constantinopel. August Theodor von Grimm (1805-1878) a German writer, musicion and state council in service of the Russian Tsars paid attention in his writings to social aspects in Russia. - (Stamp on title-page). [Boeknr.: 28281 ]

€ 450,00

GUINEMENT DE KÉRALIO, Louis Félix. Histoire de la guerre des Russes et des Impériaux contre les Turcs, en 1736, 1737,1738 et 1739, et de la paix de Belgrade qui la termina. Paris, Debure l’aîné, 17802 volumes. Contemporary half calf, spines richly gilt. With 12 engraved folding maps. VI,304; 324(4) pp. Second edition, first published in 1772; with armorial bookplate with motto Fata viam invenient. - Louis-Felix Guinement, chevalier de Kéralio (1731-1793) was a French soldier, writer and academic. 'He married Françoise Abeille and their daughter was the feminist writer Louise-Félicité de Kéralio. He followed a military career, then he became professor at the Ecole Militaire. He wrote several works on the Russio-Turkish wars and he also wrote on tactics and the art of war' (Atabey p. 285). - A very attractive set.Atabey Collection 542; not in Blackmer. [Boeknr.: 35201 ]

€ 2950,00

GUTHRIE, Maria. A tour performed in the years 1795-6, through the Tauride, or Crimea, the antient kingdom of Bosphorus, the once-powerful republic of Tauric Cherson, and all the other countries on the north shore of Euxine, ceded to Russia by the peace of Kainardgi and Jassy. Described in a series of letters to her husband, the editor, Matthew Guthrie. London, Nichols and Son, 1820.4to. Later half calf. With 2 folding maps, 11 engraved plates (8 depicting coins) and some woodcuts. XXIV,446,(2) pp. First published in London in 1802; a dual language edition in French and Russian was publisbed at Moscow in 1810. - Series of letters written by Maria Guthrie to her husband, a noted antiquary who asked her to report on all ancient Greek and Roman ruins and antiquities she could find between St Petersburg and the Black (or 'Euxene') Sea. This she did, travelling not only under the normal difficulties of eighteenth-century cross-country transport but the added pressures of providing full dispatches for her husband on every stage of the journey. The substance and regularity of the letters show how conscientious she was - they are astonishingly detailed and scholarly (Robinson, Wayward women p.282/283). Maria Guthrie was the headmistress of a school in St. Petersburg for the education of the daughters of the Russian nobility. Her husband was physician to the Imperial Corps of naval cadets. This journey along the Black Sea coast tells much of the antiquities, coins, monuments seen, as well as detailed reports on mosques, modern architecture, life and customs in the area, as well as trade. Charming descriptions are given of gardens. This work was edited by her husband after her death. - Slightly foxed, otherwise fine. Atabey Collection 546; Cat. Russica 1398; Cox I, p.199 (other ed.); Muller, Bibl. Neerl.-Russe, 507; not in the Blackmer Collection.. [Boeknr.: 8889 ]

€ 675,00

HALSBAND, Robert. The life of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1956. Original cloth (spine sl. damaged). With 14 plates. XIII,313 pp. The unprecedented adventurousness of Wortley Montagu's (1689-1762) journey to Turkey and the skill with which she described its strangeness, set her well apart from the rest. She was the first authoress to travel abroad for mere curiosity's sake, and call herself, with considerable pride, 'a traveller' (Robinson, p.32). [Boeknr.: 31706 ]

€ 30,00

HAMILTON, Alastair. Arabische cultuur en Ottomaanse pracht in Antwerpens Gouden Eeuw. Antwerpen, Museum Plantin-Moretus, (2001). Folio. Pictorial wrappers. With many illustrations. 132 pp. - Dutch-Arabic text. [Boeknr.: 33344 ]

€ 45,00

HAMLEY, E. Bruce. The story of the campaign of Sebastopol written in the camp. Edinburgh, London, W. Blackwood and Sons, 1855.Original red embossed cloth (spine sl. damaged). With folding plan of Sevastopol, 4 coloured lithographed plates (1 folding) and 5 tinted lithographed plates (1 folding) after E.B. Hamley by M. & N. Hanhart. XV,339 pp. First edition. - Edward Bruce Hamley went out to the Crimea as adjudant to Colonel Richrad Dacres,commanding the batteries in the First Division. On the death of General Strangways at Inkerman, Dacres was promoted to chief command of the artillery, Hamley becoming his aide-du-camp. Originally submitted to Blackwoord’s as a serie of letters, with work probably represents the most vivid published portrayal of the siege. The attractive lithographs are from the author’s own sketches. Includes descriptions of the charges of the Heavy Brigade and of Florence Nightingale in her hospital. - (Some spotting).Abbey, Travel, 236; Bibl. Russica 125. [Boeknr.: 1849 ]

€ 395,00

HASSLINGEN, Heinrich Tobias von. Der Kayserlichen Armée Feld-Zug Anno 1692. Unter dem Com(m)ando Ihro Durchleucht (plinißimo titulo) deß Herrn Marggrafen Ludwig zu Baden. Durch Der Röm. Kayserl. Majest. General-Wachtmeistern, General-Quartiermeistern, Obristen und Com(m)endanten zu Ollmütz im Marggraffthumb Mähren, Herrn Tobiam zu Haßlingen." (Ohne Ort), 1693. Deutsche Handschrift, in flüssiger Kursive von einer Hand mit schwarzer Tinte geschrieben .Folio. Brauner Lederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel mit kaiserlichem Wappen und reicher Rückenvergoldung . Mit 13 (1 doppelblattgr.) Plänen und Schlachtenordnungen in aquarellierter Federzeichnung. 88 nn. Bll. Am Schluss der Handschrift findt sich ein eigenhändiger Vermerk des Wiener Archivars Frans Sylvius von Hannekart (1788 - 1855): Äktenstück aus dem k.k. Kriegsarchiv in Wien. Wien den 17. November 1838“. Der von einem Kanzleischreiber sorgfältig geschriebene Band enthält die Aufzeichnungen Tobias von Hasslingen (1649-1716), aus einem "Freiherrlichen Geschlecht in Schlesien, welches seinen Ursprung aus Oesterreich hat" (Zedler XII, 738). Das Werk behandelt die Truppenstärke, Feldlager, Offiziers namen, Hygienevorschriften etc. während des Sommerhalbjahres 1692. Der Feldzug war arm an Ereignissen, einen Höhepunkt bildete u.a. die Rückeroberung von Peterwardein.Ludwig Wilhelm von Baden (1655 - 1707) begann seine militärische Laufbahn 1674 mit dem Eintritt in die kaiserliche Armee, sein militärischer Lehrmeister war Raimundo Montecuccoli. Als 1677 sein Großvater starb, wurde er Markgraf von Baden-Baden , doch zum Regieren kam er wenig. Er war als Generalwachtmeister bei der Befreiung Wien und wurde in November 1683 zum General der Kavallerie befördert. In 1686 war er Feldmarschall und wurde 1689 zum Oberbefehlshaber an der osmanischen Front befördert. Dort konnte er in über 20 Schlachten sein strategisches Können unter Beweis stellen. Seinen Spitznamen Türkenlouis erwarb er sich durch seine Erfolge im Kampf gegen die Osmanen im Grossen Türkenkrieg 1683-1699. Die Beute aus den Türkenkriegen befindet sich heute im Karlsruher Schloss. In der Schlacht bei Slankamen konnte er 1691 seinen größten Triumph erzielen und wurde Leopold I. zum Generalleutnant aller kaiserlichen Truppen ernannt. Dieser Titel wurde im 17. Jahrhundert nur fünfmal verliehen. [Boeknr.: 30568 ]

€ 19950,00

HEINE, Maximillian. Bilder aus der Türkei. St. Petersburg, J. Brieff, 1833.Original boards (spine rubbed). With lithographed title-page. XII,(2),233,(2) pp. Original edition. - Tales from Turkey and the war against Turkey by a man of the Russian army. - (Some waterstains, browned).Weber 209. [Boeknr.: 5013 ]

€ 375,00

HINLOPEN, Gerard. - ODDENS, J. (Red.). Een vorstelijk voorland. Gerard Hinlopen op reis naar Istanbul (1670-1671). Zutphen, Walburg Pers, (2009). Cloth, with dust-jacket. With illustrations. 272 pp. - Journal of the trip from Holland to Izmir and Istanbul by Gerard Hinlopen (1644-1691). [Boeknr.: 31788 ]

€ 30,00

HOEFNAGEL, Joris (George). Sanctonicolaum vulgo S. Nicolas oppidum in superiore Hungaria prope Zolnochium quod ipsi met Turcae (adventante Ser. Maximiliano) igne cremarunt ac dereliquerunt. Anno domini 1595, die 20 Octobris. Cologne, 1617.Engraved bird's-eye view of the fortified city of Törökszentmiklós, many of the buildings are going up in flames or have already been destroyed, with Ottoman cemetry in right-hand corner. Ca. 33 x 43,5 cm. In: Braun & Hogenberg, Theatri praecipuarum Totius Mundi Urbium Liber Sextus Anno MDCXVII.Sankt Niklas wurde in 1330 - 1333 in der papstlichen Zehntenliste angefuhrt. Ein Urkunde von 1559 erwahnt den Ort als oppidum und castellum, Landstadt und Kastel. Bei dem Feldzug von 1552 nahmen den Turken die Festung an. I davor und das Bad mit den halbkugelformischen Kuppel. Ziemliech zelten erscheinen auf ungarischen Ansichten turkische Friedhofe; hier ist ein solcher mit kuppelbedeckten kleinen Grabaufbouten (Turbe) im Vordergrond zu zehen. (Erzsebet p. 60 - 63)Joris Hoefnagels made many landscape drawings during his travels in Europe. These later served as the models for engravings for Ortelius' Theatrum orbis terrarum (1570) and Braun's Civitates orbis (Cologne, 1572-1618). Hoefnagel worked on the Civitates his whole life and may have acted as an agent for the project, by commissioning views from other artists. He also completed more than 60 illustrations himself. He enlivened the finished engravings with a Mannerist sense of fantasy and wit by using dramatic perspectives and ornamental cartouches. Due to the topographical accuracy he heralded the realist trend in 17th-century Netherlandish landscape art. His son Jacob reworked in 1617 designs of his father for the sixth volume of the Civitates, which was published in Cologne in 1618. Volume 6 contains a homogeneous series of images of cities in Central Europe (in Austria, Bohemia, Moravia, Hungary and Transylvania), which are very consistent in their graphics. The views are in perspective, and only in a few cases, isometric and stand out through the accuracy of the information, the particular attention to the faithful representation of the territory, the landscape, the road conditions and the power of observation and refinement of interpretation [Boeknr.: 35362 ]

€ 950,00

HORNBY, Emilia Bithynia. Constantinople during the Crimean War. London, Richard Bentley, 1863.Later half calf, spine gilt. With chromo-lithographed frontispiece and 4 chromo-lithographed plates after Mary Walker (with small waterstain not affecting the image). XVI,500 pp. First edition. - Emily Hornby and her husband travelled to Turkey in 1855 on his appointment as Judge Consular Consort of Constantinopel. Her father had lived in Constantinopel twenty five years earlier. Initially she was looked after by a women destinated to become a close friend, who was the English wife of the dragoman of the writer Alexander Kinglake. The Hornby’s took their first Christmas dinner at the British Embassy, where she met Florence Nightingale. Her account of her stay in the city took the form of letters. In it wrote of a range of experiences in an entertaining way, including a visit to a harem. (Theakstone p. 135) This book is based on her book In and around Stamboul, 1858. The plates are after Mary Walker, who was resident in the Levant for over forty years and a friend of the author. Her brother was chaplain to the English community at Constantinople and later Salonica. She produced several illustrated books of her travels (Atabey p.311). Blackmer Collection 829; Atabey Collection 594; Robinson, Wayward women, p. 264-65. [Boeknr.: 10699 ]

€ 495,00

HOWARD, George William Frederic. Diary in Turkish and Greek waters. 4th edition. London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1854.Original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt. XI,353; (24) pp. First edition also published in 1854; with armorial bookplate of William Garnett. - These travels by George William Frederic Howard, 7th Earl of Carlisle took place from June 3, 1853 to May 20, 1854 and include some interesting gossip about life in Athens (Blackmer p. 12). - A fine copy.Blackmer Collection 835; Weber 507; Contominas 122. [Boeknr.: 35207 ]

€ 225,00

HOZIER, Henry Montague. The Russo-Turkish war: including an account of the rise and decline of the Ottoman power, and the history of the Eastern question. London, William Mackenzie, (1877-79).2 volumes in 5. 4to. Original pictorial red cloth, a.e.g. With 8 maps (6 folding, 2 coloured), 9 steelengraved plates and 15 steelengraved portraits. 2,954,(5) pp. First and only edition. - 'This is a comprehensive study of the Russo-Turkish war of 1877-78. The plates include maps, views of the principal battle sites, and portraits of the Turkish and Russian military and political leaders' (Blackmer p. 178). - A fine set in parts in original decorated cloth..Atabey Collection 597;.Blackmer Collection 841. [Boeknr.: 26456 ]

€ 525,00

HOZIER, Henry Montague. The Russo-Turkish war: including an account of the rise and decline of the Ottoman power, and the history of the Eastern question. London, William Mackenzie, (1877-79).2 volumes. 4to. Contemporary half calf, spines gilt with green title-labels. With 8 maps (6 folding, 2 coloured), 9 steelengraved plates and 15 steelengraved portraits. II,954 pp. First and only edition. - 'This is a comprehensive study of the Russo-Turkish war of 1877-78. The plates include maps, views of the principal battle sites, and portraits of the Turkish and Russian military and political leaders' (Blackmer p. 178). - A fine set.Atabey Collection 597;.Blackmer Collection 841. [Boeknr.: 35199 ]

€ 450,00

HUCHTENBURG, Jan van. Plan de Temiswar et de ses environs, avec l'attaque dans la Palanque et un projet pour la fortifier. - Plaan van Temiswar en van zyne omleggende streeken met de attaque in de Palank, en een ontwerp om die te versterken. Den Haag, Van der Kloot, 1729. Engraved plan after Van Huchtenburgh, with legend in French and Dutch. Ca. 68 x 92,5 cm. - (Framed) From: Jean Dumont & Jean Rousset, Histoire militaire du Prince Eugène de Savoye, du Prince et Duc de Marlborough, et du Prince de Nassau-Frise.Monumentaler Plan der Stadt Temeswar (Temesvár/Timisoara) im Banat, das 1716 im Zuges des Venezianisch-Österreichischen Türkenkrieges unter dem Kommando von Prinz Eugen von Savoyen erobert wurde und damit die 164 Jahre dauernde türkische Herrschaft über das Banat beendete.Jan van Huchtenburg (1647 - 1733) was a famous Dutch horse and battle painter. He was admired by Prince Eugene of Savoy and King Willima III. They gave the painter sittings, and commissioned him to throw upon canvas the chief incidents of the battles they fought upon the continent of Europe. He made for Prince Eugen ten paintings, a.o. the Battles near Zenta (1697), Petrovaradin (1716) and Belgrad (1717).Cohen-Ricci p. 337 [Boeknr.: 35335 ]

€ 950,00

HUNGARISCH- UND VENETIANISCHES KRIEGS-THEATRUM, auff welchem die höchst-glücklichen Feld-Züge, so die Röm. Kayserl. und Venetianischen Armeen, in dem mit Gott zurückgelegten 1716. Jahre, in Hungarn und Griechenland wider die Türcken gethan, das Hungarische in einer besondern Beschreibung, und Neun nach und nach darauff erfolgten Fortsetzungen derselben, das Venetianische aber in drey Eröffnungen .. Leipzig, Johann Theodoro Boetio, 1716-1719.5 volumes in 1. Contemporary half vellum. With 5 separate title-pages (4 printed in red and black), 7 double-page maps and plates, 10 frontispieces, 33 title-vignettes, mainly of city views, showing fortifications, and decorative woodcut head and tail pieces and initials and other illustrations in text (1 page damaged with some loss of text). I. Hungarisches Kriegs-Theatrum, so mit Anfang der Türckischen Niederlage bey Carlowitz, den 5. Aug. 1716 eröffnet worden. II. Venetianisch-Türckisches Kriegs-Theatrum, auff welchem vorgestellet wird die Insul Corfu. III. Vorstellung des höchst-beglückten Zweyten Feldzugs, auff dem Hungarisch- und Venetianischen Kriegs-Theatro. .IV. Der Höchst-erwünscht und beglückte Schlutz Dritten Feldzugs, auf dem Hungarisch- und Venetianischen Kriegs- und Friedens-Theatro.V. Das Hungarisch- und Venetianische Kriegs-Nunmehro/ Gott Lob ! mit bessern Fug so zu nehmende Friedens-Theatrum. The eighth war between the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Venice was initiated by Karl VI and was fought in the Peloponnese (Morea) in 1714-1718. The troops under Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663-1736) arrived on this front in 1716 and the Turks were first defeated at Peterwadein in 1716. In the same year the last Turkish possessions in Hungary, Temesvar, also fell. In 1717 Eugene defeated the Ottomans at Belgrade. Accounts of these battles and others are included in this work, as are the details of the Treaty of Passarowitz, signed on July 21st, 1718, when the Ottomans ceded territories in Serbia and Bosnia to Austria. Zum Ende des 17. Jahrhunderts, als der Große Türkenkrieg zwischen dem Osmanischen Reich und der Heiligen Liga christlich-europäischer Mächte mit dem Frieden zu Karlowitz (1699) seinen vertraglichen Abschluss fand, war die Bedrohung 5 Nordwesteuropas durch die Türken nicht mehr akut. Weniger angstbesetzte Vorstellungsbilder vom ehemals als blutrünstig und hyperpotent imaginierten Türken beginnen sich durchzusetzen. Der bezwungene Osmane wird nicht länger als Barbar perhorresziert, sondern man gesteht ihm ein vergleichsweise menschliches Aussehen zu (Kammel, S. 517; Schilling, S. 233ff.; Münkner u. Ghattas, S. 61f.) Eine solche Sicht auf den Osmanen und türkischen Feind bestimmt auch das überwiegend um Sachlichkeit bemühte Hungarisch- und Venetianisches Kriegs-Theatrum („einen deutlichen und ohnpassionirten Bericht geben“ Die in das Werk eingelassenen Visualisierungen, die Tabellen, die Zeitungsauszüge und die Augenzeugenberichte etc. bringen im Zusammenspiel mit den wortreichen, vielfach langatmigen Verbalbeschreibungen eine Art plurimedialen Schauplatz hervor. Dieser lässt sich einer bebilderten Gazette oder einem monatsperiodischen Kleinalmanach vergleichen. Im ersten Drittel des Jahres 1717 muss das vorliegende Werk auf den Markt gekommen sein, denn als Terminus ante quem können die Belagerung und die schließlich für die kaiserlich-österreichischen Truppen siegreiche Eroberung Belgrads von Mai bis August 1717 gelten. (Jörn Münkner 2018)Very scarce - Not in Apponyi [Boeknr.: 35336 ]

€ 4950,00

JONG, Cornelius de. Reize naar de Middellandsche Zee, in de jaren 1777, 1778 en 1779. Haarlem, François Bohn, 1806.Contemporary half calf, spine gilt. With engraved costume plate of Milos and folding plate of Gallipoli. XVIII,293,(1) pp. First edition. - The first voyage (1778 - 1779) to the Mediterranean by the Dutch naval-officer Cornelius de Jong van Rodenburgh (1762-1838), made in the ship Thetis, includes Malta, Cerigo, Zea and Negroponte to Constantinople and Asia Minor. - (Some waterstaining at the end).Tiele 552; Cat. NHSM I, p.121; Atabey Collection 620; Roeper & Wildeman, Reizen op papier, p. 104. [Boeknr.: 28817 ]

€ 550,00

JOUBERT & Felix MORNAND. Tableau historique, politique et pittoresque de la Turquie et de la Russie. Paris, Paulin et Le Chevalier, 1854.Folio. Contemporary half red morocco, spine letterd in gilt. With wood-engraving on title-page depicting Constantinople, coloured map and numerous wood-engravings (some full-page). 176,(1) pp. First edition. - A contrast of the two countries involved in the Crimean war. The subjects of the wood engravings are lively and unusual, depicted rather in the manner of the Illustrated London News (Atabey p.326). - Rare. Cat. Russica J 595; Atabey Collection 623; not in Blackmer. [Boeknr.: 10357 ]

€ 350,00

KEPPEL, George Thomas. Narrative of a journey across the Balcan, by the two passes of Selimno and Pravadi; also of a visit to Azani, and other newly discovered ruins in Asia Minor, in the years 1829 - 30. London, Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831.2 volumes. Contemporary half calf, spines gilt. With hand- coloured aquatint frontispiece, 3 maps ( 2 folding of which 1 with tears), and 8 wood-engravings. XVI,463; XIII,465 pp. First edition. - Major George Thomas Keppel left London June 13 and spent in 1829 some time with the British squadron in Turkish waters, visited Constantinople and Adrianople and crossed the Balkans. This is an account of a second journey, mainly in Asia Minor. The author undertook the journey in 1829 specially to visit Turkey and witness its progress as manifested by the successes of the Turkish army marches. Later he became the Earl of Albemarle. - A fine copy.Abbey, Travel, 207; Blackmer Collection 909; Atabey Collection 632; Weber 201. [Boeknr.: 7946 ]

€ 795,00

KINGLAKE, Alexander William. The invasion of the Crimea: its origin, and an account of its progress down to the death of Lord Raglan. Edinburgh, London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1863 - 1887.8 volumes. Contemporary half calf, with red and green morocco labels on spines. With folding tinted lithographed view of Sebastopol from the sea, illustration, folding facsimile, and 61 maps and plans (42 folding). Volume I-II 4th edition. - A history of the Crimean War from historian Alexander William Kinglake, (1809-1891) who was an English travel writer and historian. He witnessed the battle of the Alma and the Charge of the Light Brigade, and became well acquainted with the British commander, Lord Raglan. This work was commissioned by Lady Raglan to repair her husband's reputation, and Kinglake was given access to Raglan's papers, and to private and confidential state records. The eight volumes were published between 1863 and 1887. They were extremely successful commercially, but received mixed critical reviews, owing to the bias and prejudice shown by the author, and serious questions were raised about his use of the sources to which he was given exclusive access. However, the breadth of his research, corresponding with or interviewing participants in the war, and use of French, Turkish and Russian sources as well as British, gives lasting value to the work. 'Kinglake's most important work is his 8-volumes history of the Crimean War (1863-87)' (Blackmer p.192). - A very fine set.Bibl. Russica 464. [Boeknr.: 12765 ]

€ 1250,00

KLOPP, ONNO. Das Jahr 1683 und der folgende große Türkenkrieg, bis zum Frieden von Carlowitz 1699. Graz, Sturia, 1882.Boards. With plates. XIV, 380 pp. [Boeknr.: 35307 ]

€ 100,00

KLUCZYCKI, Franz. König Johann III vor Wien. Histische Darstellung des glorreichen Feldzuges um Jahr 1683. Deutsch von Karl P. Petelenz. Krakau , Fr. Kluczcki & Comp., 1883. 8vo. Modern half cloth (original wrappers preserved). With portrait. 106 pp. [Boeknr.: 35308 ]

€ 100,00

KNIGHTON, William. European Turkey; its people, its provinces, and its history with an account of the origin of the present war. London, John Cassell, 1854.Original embossed green cloth, spine gilt. With folding map and folding portrait of Omar Pasiia on a horse and many woodengravings in the text (several full page). VIII,216 pp. First edition. - 'The author has endeavoured to write dispassionately and without prejudice of institutions, customs, manners, and a state of society totally different from those of Western Europe' (Preface). [Boeknr.: 35216 ]

€ 275,00


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