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CURZON, Robert. Visits to monasteries in the Levant. 5th edition. London, John Murray, 1865.Original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With folding plan and many woodengravings. XXI,(1),367 pp. First published in 1849. - Curzon's (1810-73) well-known work, a valuable and entertaining account of his long sojourn in the Levant, beginning with his travels in 1833, and including his long period of diplomatic service with Stratford Canning in Constantinople. The plates in this work are after drawings by Preziosi (Atabey p.159). One of the most charming books of travel ever written (DNB). Curzon is one of the most interesing travellers of this period (Contominas p.102).Blackmer Collection 436; Atabey Collection 301; Weber 415; Tobler p.155; Ibrahim-Hilmy p.151. [Boeknr.: 35734 ]

€ 275,00

(ELIOT, Charles Norton Edgcumber). Turkey in Europe. By Odysseus. London, Edward Arnold, 1900.Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With 2 folding coloured maps. 475 pp. First edition. - Sir Charles Norton Edgcumbe Eliot (1862 - 1931) was a British diplomat, colonial administrator and botanist. He describes the Turks, the Greeks, the Bulgarians and Serbs, the Albanians and Vlachs, and the Armenians. [Boeknr.: 36070 ]

€ 95,00

MACKENZIE, Georgina Mary Muir & Adelina Paulin IRBY. Travels in the Slavonic provinces of Turkey-in-Europe. With a preface by W.E. Gladstone. 3rd edition. London, Daldy, Isbister & Co., 1877.2 volumes. Original green cloth, spines lettered in gilt. With 2 frontispieces, 2 maps (1 coloured and folding) and 17 plates. XVII,313; II,342 pp. First published in 1867; revised edition, with three additional chapters by Miss Irby, and with a preface by Gladstone. Three editions appeared in 1877. - 'The number of editions may be due to the events of 1876, but this book by two British school teachers is still important for an understanding of the complex nature of this part of the Balkans. Miss Irby and Miss MacKenzie travelled in Serbia and the Balkans from 1861 to 1864, during which time they established a teacher-training school in Sarajevo (Atabey p.377). Georgina Mary Muir Mackenzie (1833-1874) and Adelina Paulina Irby (1831-1911) spent 1861-1864 where few outside women had been before. They undertook researches to a much greater degree than their more genteel contemporaries. Their descriptions of landscapes and people are not over-romantic, but they provide ample local colour (Theakstone p.170). Valuable information on the peoples of the former Yugoslavia, i.a. Slovenia, Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro. - A fine set.Blackmer Collection 1051 (first ed.); Atabey Collection 746 (5th ed.); Contominas Collection 429.. [Boeknr.: 16802 ]

€ 650,00

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 ]

€ 8950,00

POUQUEVILLE, François Charles Hugues Laurent. Travels in the Morea, Albania, and other parts of the Ottoman empire, comprehending a general description of those countries; their productions; the manners, customs, and commerce of the inhabitants: a comparison between the ancient and present state of Greece: and an historical and geographical description of the ancient Epirus. Translated from the French by Anne Plumptre. London, Henry Colburn, 1813.4to. Later half straight grained morocco, spine gilt in compartments, with red morocco title-label, marbled boards. With engraved frontispiece, folding map (backed with linen) and 6 engraved plates (with offsetting). XII,482 pp. First complete English translation (a heavily abridged edition was published in 1806). - This wotk is the first and probably the best of all Pouqueville's books on Greece. Pouqueville had joined the French expedition to Egypt as a medical man attached to the scientific commission. On his retur to Italy in 1798 he was captured by privatters who landed him at Navarino. He was imprisoned at Tripoli for ten months and later was taken to Constantinople and confined to the prison of the Seven Towers for two years. Although officially a prison of war he was able to move about during his stay in Tripoli; he studied modern Greek and mingling with the Greeks, was able to make notes of his observations. He returned to France in 1801, produced his medical thesis on the plague, and wrote up this account of his experiences in the Levant. This work contains a great deal of information on popular customs, superstitions, songs, etc. (Blackmer p.283). Including an ample description of Tripoli, Constantinople and Albania. - (Title-page soiled, old waterstain to lower outer corner, sporadic light foxing). - A scarce edition.Blackmer Collection 1344; Atabey Collection 989: uncommon; Koç Collection 185a; Contominas Collection 575; Weber 5.) [Boeknr.: 22442 ]

€ 2500,00


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