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MENAVINO, Giovanni Antonio. Türckische Chronica: Warhaffte eigentliche und kurtze Beschreibung, der Türcken Ankunfft, Regiering, Köningen, und Keysern, Kriegen, Schlachten, Victorien und Sigen, wider Christen und Heyden. .. Item: Von der Türcken Religion und Gesatz .. Endtlich ist mit angehenckt von Ursachen der Christen Verderben ..Vormals Aus Italianischer Sprach in unser teutsche verdolmetscht durch .. Heinrich Müller. Franckfurt am Mayn, (Georg Raben in Verlegung Sigmund Feyrabendt), 1577. 3 volumes in 1. Folio. Contemporary blindstamped pigskin, wide decorative border around an inner panel (sl. soiled). With title-page printen in red and black, 3 woodcut printerís devices, woodcut coat of arms, woodcut initials and 63 woodcut illustrations in the text after Jost Amman. (4),74,(3); 71,(2); 23 lvs. This work is one of the most important contemporary descriptions of Turkish life, of particular interest because Manavino himself spent 10 years in the Seraglio as an içoglan or page of the Sultan. At the age of 12 he had been captured by pirates and presented as a gift to the Sultan. He was enrolled among the tribute-children and in his book describes their education in detail and speaks with authority of the inner life of the great palace (Blackmer p.235).Atabey Collection 801 (ed.1570); BlackmerCollection 1112 (Latin edition 1551); Göllner 1681; Angus OíNeill, Koç Collection, 8a; Cf. Weber 676-677.Bound with:Marino BARLEZIO. Scanderbeg. Warhaffte eigentliche und kurtze Beschreibung aller namhafften Ritterlichen Schlachten und Thaten, so der aller streytbarst und theurest Fürst und Herr, Herr Georg Castriot, genannt Scanderbeg, Hertzog in Epiro und Albanien, etc. wider beyde Türckische Keyser, Amurath und Mahometh .. vom jar 1444 biss auff das jar 1466 mannlich und glücklich bey seinem Leben gethan und erhalten.Franckfurt am Meyn, (Georg Raben in Verlegung Sigmund Feyrabendt), 1577. With woodcut portrait on title-page, woodcut coat of arms and 70 woodcut illustrations in the text by Jost Amman. (5),156,(4) lvs.This work is the first biography of the famous Albanian hero George Castrioti, called Scanderbeg (1405-1468), who defended Albania against the Turks.Göllner 1677.Feyerabendt, Feyerabend, formed a company with Georg Rab (or Raben) in 1562; he and his heirs continued publishing in Frankfurt until 1599. He specialised in highly illustrated translations into German of important historical works. The skilled woodcut artist Jost Amman was employed as an in-house illustrator for a number of years (Koç Collection p. 33). - (Age-browned). [Boeknr.: 10618 ]

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