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HAMMOND, R.A. The history of Turkey and the war in Egypt, a graphic description of the country, including Palestine, Egypt and other provinces of Turkey. With a full account of the rebellion and butchery in Alexandria .. With biographical sketches of leading English officers ... Toronto, A.H. Hovey & Co., 1883.Original decorated cloth. With folding coloured map and 49 woodengravings. 544 pp. The habits and customs of the Turks and Arabs; their religious rites and ceremonies; the life of Mahomet; interviews with the Sultan, viziers and pashas; and unfolding the mysteries of harems, mosques, temples and the seraglio (Titlepage). [Boeknr.: 36091 ]

€ 95,00

HAWLEY, Walter A. Asia Minor. London, John Lane The Bodley Head, 1908.Original blind stamped brown cloth. With 2 folding maps and many photographic plates. X,329 pp. First edition; with armorial bookplate of John Cretton. - Walter A. Hawley was an American traveller who travelled in Asia Minor mainly by train. [Boeknr.: 36069 ]

€ 85,00

HEINE, Maximillian. Bilder aus der Türkei. St. Petersburg, J. Brieff, 1833.Original boards (spine rubbed). With lithographed title-page. XII,(2),233,(2) pp. First edition. - Maximilian Meyer Heine (1807 - 1879) was a German doctor, who served with the Russian Army during the Russo-Turkish War and who later became a Russian state councilor. He was the youngest brother of Heinrich Heine, the famous German romantic poet. - (Some waterstains, browned).Weber 209. [Boeknr.: 5013 ]

€ 375,00

HELLWALD, Friedrich von & Louis Constantin BECK. Die heutige Türkei. Schilderung von Land und Leuten des Osmanischen Reiches .. vor und nach dem Kriege von 1877/78. 2. vielfach verbesserte Auflage. Leipzig, Otto Spamer, 1878.2 volumes in 1. Modern half cloth. With 2 double-page coloured maps, 10 plates and 220 woodengravings. VIII,478; VIII,496 pp. With bookplate of Sefik E. Atabey; Bibliothek der Länder- und Völkerkunde. - Volume I European Turkey, Volume II Asian and Arabian Turkey. Fine illustrated account.- (With library stamp on titlepage; 1 tear rep.). [Boeknr.: 36044 ]

€ 95,00

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; Tuson pp. 142-143.. [Boeknr.: 10699 ]

€ 495,00

HOUT, Syrine Chafic. Viewing Europe from the outside. Cultural encounters and critiques in the eighteenth-century. Pseudo-Oriental travelogue and the nineteenth-century 'voyage en Orient'. NewYork, Peter Lang, 1997. Decorated boards. 288 pp. [Boeknr.: 36099 ]

€ 45,00

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 of the 'Grand Tour' made by Carlisle (1802-1864). Blackmer Collection 835; Weber 507; Contominas 122. [Boeknr.: 35207 ]

€ 125,00

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

HUBBARD, G.E. The day of the crescent. Glimpses of old Turkey. Cambridge, University Press, 1920.Original pictorial cloth. With 16 plates. X,242 pp. First edition. - Surveys the history and character of the people of Turkey through selected extracts from sixteenth- and seventeenth-century travelogues made by Europeans of various social classes and professions. These documents record life, war, government, music and love in the Golden Age of the Ottoman Empire from a Christian European perspective. [Boeknr.: 36066 ]

€ 65,00

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

IRUMBERRY, Charles Marie d'. Voyage a Constantinople, en Italie et aux iles d’Archipel, par l ‘Allemagne et la Hongrie. Paris, Maradan, an 7 (1799).Contemporary half calf, spine with black morocco title label. (4),331,(1) pp. First edition. - Charles Marie d' Irumberry, count de Salaberry, from an aristocratic family of Basque origin, left France after the start of the revolution, and travelled for a year in the Levant (1790-1791). In his account, written in the form of letters, he compares the self-mutilation of the dervishes with the flagellants of Spain and Italy (Koç Collection 170). Irumberry travelled in the Levant from 1790-1791 and developed into a firm Turcophile (Blackmer p.183). - A very fine copy.Blackmer Collection 863; Atabey Collection 607; Weber 625; Chadenat, 4400. [Boeknr.: 35729 ]

€ 725,00

JANSEN, Mariëtta & André KRAAYENGA. Marius Bauer 1867-1932. Reisimpressies uit India en de Oriënt. Heino Wijhe, Hannema - de Stuers Fundatie, 1991. Pictorial wrappers. With many illustrations. 176 pp. Travel impressions from India and the Orient by the Dutch artist Marius Bauer. [Boeknr.: 35862 ]

€ 30,00

JENKINS, Hester Donaldson. Behind Turkish lattices. The story of a Turkish life. London, Chatto & Windus, 1911.Original decorated green cloth, top edge gilt. With 24 photographic plates. IX,180 pp. First edition. - Hester Donaldson Jenkins (1869-1941), a professor at the American College for Girls in Constantinople from 1900-1909, wrote enthusiastically about the Young Turks who seemed to promise new freedoms for Ottoman women. Jenkins uses her own observations of Constantinople, her students, and their families to construct an account of a "typical" Turkish Muslim woman's life cycle at this turning point in Ottoman history. She directs her comments toward childhood, education, marriage, polygamy, and divorce, in order to correct Western misapprehensions. In its confidence in the bright prospects of American influence and Ottoman reform, this book captures an optimistic moment in which social progress seemed to be thriving (Text from the reprint). [Boeknr.: 36081 ]

€ 175,00

JOHNSON, Clarence Richard. (Ed.). Constantinople to-day. The pathfinder survey of Constantinople. A study in Oriental social life. Foreword by Caleb F. Gates. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1922.Original pictorial blue cloth. With 5 maps and many photographic plates. XX,418 pp. [Boeknr.: 36087 ]

€ 65,00

JONAS, Justus. Das siebend Capitel Danielis/ von des Türcken Gottes lesterung und schrecklicher morderey/ mit unterricht. Wittenberg, Hans Lufft, (1530).4to. Modern marbled wrappers. With title-page with large woodcut border (small hole) and 2 identical full-page woodcut worldmaps (1 with small hole and 1 margin cut short) by G. Lemberger, and woodcut initials. 32 lvs. First edition. - A somewhat curious map of Europe, Africa, and Asia is to be found in apocalyptic literature originally emanting from Wittenberg in 1530. One of the first impressions of the map was used by the printer Hans Lufft. The map is showing the four beasts of Daniel’s dream and the simplified continents of Europe, Africa and Asia. It is known as the ‘Wittenberg World Map’ or ‘Daniel Dream Map’ (Shirley, The mapping of the world. 65A) In den vielen Prophezeiungen, die im 16. Jahrhundert auf die Türcken bezogen wurden, spielte das siebente Kapitel Daniels eine grosse Rolle: ‘Und vier grosse Tiere stiegen herauf aus dem Meer, eins je anders, denn das andere‘. Jonas und auch Luther glaupten hier den Urspring des Osmanischen Reiches angedeutet und auch Hinweise für seine Entwicklung zu finden. Je mehr die eigene Ohnmacht sichtbar wurde, desto mehr nahm man aus der Welt Wirklichkeit zu Weissagungen und Phrophezeiungen Zuflucht. Obwohl dieze Schrift under dem Namen von Justus Jonas veröffentlicht wurde, war sie von Melanchthon entworfen und disponiert worden (Göllner 305).Justus Jonas (1493-1555), was a German Lutheran and reformer. He was a jurst, professor and hymn writer. He is best known for his translations of the writings of Martin Luther and Philipp Melanchton. His birth name was Jodokus (Jobst) Koch, which he changed according to the common custom of German scholars in the sixteenth century, when at the University of Erfurt. With Melanchthon, Amsdorf and Bugenhagen, was Koch one of Luthers closest friends. His election in 1519 as rector of the University of Erfurt was regarded as a triumph of the New Learning. In 1546 he was present at Luther’s deathbed at Eisleben, and preached the funeral sermon (Pettegree 2015, p. 167 - 197).Göllner 381. [Boeknr.: 27739 ]

€ 2950,00

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 view 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. - The subjects of the fine wood engravings are lively and unusual, depicted rather in the manner of the Illustrated London News showing views and inhabitants of Turkey, Russia, Serbia, Montenegro, Egypt, Holy Land, Tripoli, Tunis, etc. - Rare. Cat. Russica J 595; Atabey Collection 623; not in Blackmer. [Boeknr.: 10357 ]

€ 350,00

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

KRAAYENGA, A. Marius Bauer 1867-1932. Oogstrelend Oosters. Zwolle, Waanders, 2007. 4to. Half cloth. With 154 coloured illustrations. 208 pp. Marius Bauer (1867-1932) travelled far and wide to countries like India, Indonesia, Turkey and Morocco. He can be considered as one of the few Dutch orientalists and one of the best Dutch graphic artists of his time (Haks & Maris p.26). [Boeknr.: 29569 ]

€ 35,00

KRAYENBELT, J(an). Het Heilige Land. Reis door Egypte, Palestina en Syrië. Rotterdam, Wenk & Birkhoff, 1892.8vo. Contemporary half morocco, spine gilt, a.e.g. With plan of Jerusalem and 12 photolithographed plates by Emrik & Binger. 343, XXII pp. First edition. - Adaptation of Carl von Orelli's Durch's heilige Land. Tagebuchblätter. Basel 1878 (Rohricht 594). - Travel account of Egypt, Holy Land, Syria and Turkey. - Fine. [Boeknr.: 33364 ]

€ 125,00

LADIMIR, Jules. La guerre. Histoire complète des opérations militaires en Orient pendant les années 1853 et 1854, précédée d’un aperçu historique sur les Russes et les Turcs. Ouvrage donnant sur tout ce qui se rattache à la crise actuelle, des détails authentiques à l'aide desquels chacun pourra suivre les péripéties de ce grand drame. Paris, B. Renault & Ruel Ainé, 1854.Contemporary half calf, spine gilt. With fine large panoramic view of the Bosphorus (22,5 x 122 cm) and folding coloured map. 220,(2) pp. First edition, with bookplate of Louis de Bécourt. - (Library stamp on title-page). [Boeknr.: 35185 ]

€ 475,00

LAFRERI, Antonio (Hendrick van SCHOEL). Il Vero ritratto de Zighet con Il suo Castello, fortezza nuova, Paludi, Lago fiume & ponte, & alter Cose Notabili per lettera annotate, con monstra del monte fatto da Turchi Roma 1602.Engraved plan. Framed 34 x 49 cm. The second state of Antonio Lafrere’s map of the Battle of Szigetvar, which saw the death of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent. The battle was fought between the defending Magyar forces under the leadership of Nikola Subic Zrinski, former Ban of Croatia, and the invading Ottoman army under the nominal command of Sultan Suleiman.The map shows a meticulous image of the battle, with the Magyar forces battling from the walled castle and “fortezza nova”, defending the Ottoman forces firing across the water, with mounted horseman and canon shown. The location of the tent of Suleiman (Padiglione del gran turcho) is shown in the top of the map. The siege lasted from August 6 to September 8 1566 and though it resulted in an Ottman victory, there were heavy lossen on both sides. Both commanders died during the battle - Zrinski in the final charge and Suleiman in his tent from natural causes. [Boeknr.: 35268 ]

€ 2950,00

LANE - POOLE, Stanley. The life of the right hounourable Stratford Canning, Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe; from his memoirs and private and official papers. London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1888. 2 volumes. Later blue cloth with green morocco title-labels. With 2 steelengraved portraits of Stratford Canning by G.J. Stodart (1 foxed), portrait of Mrs. Canning and folding facsimile. XXIX,519; XVIII,475; 24 pp. First edition. - Stratford Canning, 1st Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe (1786-1880) was a British diplomat and politician, best known as the longtime British Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire. He held his first appointment as Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire between 1825 and 1828. He intermittently represented several constituencies in parliament between 1828 and 1842. In 1841 he was re-appointed Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, a position he held for the next 17 years. Canning came to be seen as one of the leading figures in Constantinople, as British influence over the Porte increased.I [Boeknr.: 35198 ]

€ 375,00

LAURENT, Peter Edmund. Recollections of a classical tour through various parts of Greece, Turkey, and Italy, made in the years 1818 & 1819. London, G. and W.B. Whittaker, 1821.4to. Later half calf, spine gilt with red morocco title-label. With facsimile and 4 hand-coloured aquatint plates. XII,317,(5) pp. First edition. - Laurent was a native of Picardy who came to England at an early age and taught modern languages at Oxford and the Royal Naval College, Portsmouth. Starting from Venice with two Oxford companians in 1818 he visited Greece and the Ionian Islands returning home the following year via Naples, Rome, and Florence. This account of his travels consists of 'extracts from my journal, relating more particularly to Turkey and Greece' (Preface). With a chapter on Constantinople. - Age-browned otherwise a fine copy.Blackmer Collection 959; Atabey Collection 680; Weber 103; Abbey, Travel, 204; Tooley, Coloured Plates, 293. [Boeknr.: 18452 ]

€ 2750,00

LE CLERC, Jean. Histoire d’Emeric comte de Tekeli, ou Memoire pour servir a sa vi, ou l’on voir ce qui s’est passé de plus considerable en Hongrie, depuis sa naissance jusqu’ à present.Cologne, Jacques de la Verite, 1693. Cologne, Jacques de la Verite, 1693.Sm8vo. Contemporary mottled calf, spine richly gilt, with red morocco title label. 332 pp. First edition. - Count Imre Tököly lead the Hungarian Protestants in rebellion against Austria, seeking aid from the Turks. He fought with the Turkish army at the siege of Vienna (Atabey p. 360). - Fine.Not in the Blackmer Collection. [Boeknr.: 35365 ]

€ 550,00

LE CLERC, Jean. Memoirs of Emeric Teckely in four books, wherein are related all the most considerable transactions in Hungary and the Ottoman Empire, from his birth anno 1656 till after the battle of Salakement in the year 1691. Translated out of French. London, Abel Roper, 1693.Sm.8vo. 4 pars in 1 volume. Contemporary calf (corners dam.; rebacked). With engraved portrait and title page printed in red and black. XII,175; 84;67; (16) pp. Jean Leclerce war ein aus Frankreich verjagter Hugonotten pastor und Lehrer in Holland, der in enger Verbindung stand mit John Locke. Er ubte eine breitangelegte popularwissenschaftliche und publizistische Tatigkeit aus. (Kopeczi 1983, p. 305 - 311).Louis XIV's envoy, Abbé Dominique Révérend, who met with Emeric Thököly around that time, described him as "the most powerful lord and the most honest men in Hungary".This publication is still regarded as the most detailed contemporary biography of Count . Imre Tököly. He lead the Hungarian Protestants in rebellion against Austria, seeking aid from the Turks. He fought with the Turkish army at the siege of Vienne (Atabey p.360). Not in Apponyi. [Boeknr.: 35332 ]

€ 725,00

LEONHARD, Richard. Paphlagonia. Reisen und Forschungen im nördlichen Kleinasien. Berlin, Dietrich Reimer, 1915.8vo. Original cloth. With 2 folding maps, 37 photographic plates and 119 photographic illustrations. X1V,401 pp. [Boeknr.: 25054 ]

€ 150,00

LEU, Thomas de. Nagykanizsa. Paris, 1602.Etching and copper engraving, mounted on a larger piece of contemporary paper, text panels contemporarily separated from print and mounted on verso. Ca. 43 x 56 cm. Framed. Bird’s eye view of a battle fought in Hungary between forces loyal to the Habsburgs under the Duke of Mercœur and the Ottomans. « En cette Journée se voit comme l’armée Chrestienne campée à une demy lieue de Canise. & tout aupres de celle des Turcs, fit contre eux & soustint plusieurs efforts. » This commemorates the victorie of Philippe Emmanuel, the Duke of Mercœur, in a battle against the Turks, fought in Hungary in 1601. Published in Paris, likely shortly after Mercœur’s death in 1602. It was created by Thomas de Leu (1560-1612), a Flemish engraver who lived in Paris. Philippe Emmanuel de Lorraine, Duke of Mercœur was born in 1558 in Nomeny France. In 1589-90, he led the Catholic League in Brittany, in opposition to the ascension of the Protestant Henri IV to the French throne. After the league was defeated, Mercœur was persona not grata in France. Meanwhile, the Habsburg Empire was in the midst of the ‘Long War’ against the Ottomans. The Austrians felt a need to shore up their position in Lower Hungary. Rudolf’s brother, Archduke Matthias, was charged with leading the campaign. Mercœur was eager to redeem himself, fighting for a new cause. In 1597, he travelled to Hungary at the head of an army of 3,000 men composed of French recruits. He distinguished himself as one of the leading Habsburg commanders of the war and won important battles at Nagykanizsa and Györ. He besieged Nagykanizsa at the head of 15,000 troops against Ibrahim Pasha’s army of 60,000. His most famous battle was fought at Székesféhervár in September 1601. It is reported that after capturing the city he treated the Turkish governor with courtesy. [Boeknr.: 35276 ]

€ 2950,00

LEUNCLAVIUS, Johannes. Neuwe Chronica Türckischer nation/ von Türcken selbs beschrieben: Volgendts gemehrt/ unnd in vier Bücher abgetheilt: Das Erst/ Gitab Teuarichi, Chronic oder Zeitbuch der Fürsten Osmanischen Stammens .. vom ersten Osman Chan/ biss auff den Sultan Suleiman Chan/ und das 1550. Jar Christi: Welches der Edel und Gestreng, Herr Jeronymus Beck von Leopoldstorff, &c. im nechstfolgendem 1551. Jar von Constantinopol mit sich bracht.Das Ander/ Von Türckischen Geschichten/ die nacht dem 1550, Jar Christi/ biss auffs 1590. zugetragen.Das Dritt/ Pandectes Türckischer HistoriDas Vierd/ Etliche Particular Beschreibungen mercklicher/ und zur Türckischen Histori gehörigen Geschicht. Frankfurt am Mayn, A. Wechels Erben, 1595.Folio. Contemporary limp vellum (soiled). Title-page printed in red and black with printer's device, woodcut plan of Constantinople in text, folding woodcut view of Budapest and folding genealogical woodcut table. (6), 535, (20) pp. Second edition, first published in 1590. Bound with: LEUNCLAVIUS, Johannes. Neuwer Musulmanischer Histori/ Türckischer Nation .. biss auff Suleiman den andern dieses Namens ... Frankfurt am Meyn, Andres Wechels Erben, Claudi de Marne und Johann Aubri, 1595.Title-page printed in red and black with printer's device. (10),20,476, (32) pp.Second, much enlarged edition, first published in 1590.Johannus Leunclavius or Löwenklau, a historian and jurist, travelled in Turkey about three years, departing for Constantinople in 1582. He learned Turkish and travelled extensively before returning to establish himself in Vienna in about 1585 (Blackmer p.215).Da die Handschrift nur bis zum Jahre 1550 reichte, setzte Leunclavius die Darstellung bis zum Jahre 1588 auf Grund seiner in Wanderungen im Osmanische Reiche gesammelten Nachrichten und unter Beziehung anderer türkischer Geschichtschreiber fort. Der westfälische Ritter muss denn auch als Begründer der türkischen Studien gelten; seine Bücher zeugen von einer so durchdringenden Kenntnis der türkischen Sprache wie die türkischen Verhaltnisse uberhaupt, dass man heute noch mit Vorteil sie heranziehen kann (Babinger 1919 / p. 108)(Lightly age-browned throughout).Ad. I. Sturminger 249; Göllner 2044 (long note); Atabey Collection. 717;not in the Blackmer Collection.Ad.II. Sturminger 251; Göllner 2045; Atabey Collection. 719; not in the Blackmer Collection. [Boeknr.: 15230 ]

€ 5950,00

(LISOLA, Franz von). Türckische Raths-Stube/ worinnen des Türckischen Kaysers Mahamats IV. nebst dessen Vornehmsten Bedienten Kriegs-Berathschlagungen/ wegen des aufs Früh-Jahr gegen Ungarn und andere Länder vorhabenden grossen Feldzugs/ entdecket/ und mit vielen curiösen Denckwürdigkeiten vorgestellet werden. Freystadt (= Linz, Rädelmeyer), 1684-85.2 volumes in 1. 4to. Modern boards. Title printed in red and black. 96; 70 pp. First and only edition of this important pamphlet dealing with the Turkish wars. - Apponyi II, 1167. [Boeknr.: 20475 ]

€ 975,00

LÖW, Conrad. Mahometische History. Was der Gottlose und falsche Prophet Mahomet für ein falsche verführische Ketzerey und Lehr erdacht durch welche er in grosses ansehen bey allerley Völcker kommen und ihm ein gewaltigen anhang gemacht welche ihn für ein Konig auffgeworffen .. Mit angehengter Ungarischer Chronick was sich in Ungern vom ersten Christlichen König biss auff disen jetzt regiereden begeben hat. Köln, Lützenkirchen, 1596.Sm.4to. 19th century half calf. With 2 woodcut medaillon portraits on title-page depicting Rudolph II and Mahmut III. (80) lvs. First edition. - Anti-Mohammedan, Koranic and Turkish treatise. Containing the history of Mahommed, Turkey, and the Turkish customs and government. This is an example of a ‘Messrelation’ or a newsletter especially prepared to be sold at fairs. The last 24 leaves contain a chronicle of Hungary up to 1596 (Atabey p.369). - (Library stamps on title-page; margins cut short with no loss of text). Atabey Collection, 726; Gollner 2204. [Boeknr.: 17325 ]

€ 1550,00

LÜDEKE, Christoph Wilhelm. Beschreibung des Türkischen Reiches nach seiner Religions- und Staatsverfassung in der letzten Hälfte des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts. Leipzig, Johann Friedrich Junius, 1771.Contemporary calf, gilt fillets on boards, spine richly gilt. With folding map, folding panoramic view of Seraglio Point and folding plan of Constantinople. (20),434,(8) pp. First edition. - Lüdeke (1737-1805) was the first Lutheran pastor in Smyrna, from c. 1758 to 1768. Although the title gives no indication of the fact, this work is the first of three volumes; its successors appeared under the same imprint in 1778 and 1789, and this volume was itself reprinted in 1780. Lüdeke's observations which include chapters on the churches of Greece and Armenia, are heavily invluenced by his evengelical background, but he was a learned man ... (Koç Collection 140). - Rare.Engelmann II, p.991; Not in Weber and the Blackmer and Atabey Collection. [Boeknr.: 21570 ]

€ 450,00

LUKACH, Harry Charles. The fringe of the East. A journey through past and present provinces of Turkey. London, McMillan & Co., 1913.Original pictorial cloth, top edge gilt. With map of Syria and many photographic plates. XIII,273 pp. First edition. - Sir Harry Charles Luke / Lukach (1884 - 1969) was an official in the British Colonial Office. [Boeknr.: 36060 ]

€ 65,00

LUTHER, Martin. Der ander Teil der Bücher D. Mart. Luther. Darin alle Streitschrifften/ sampt etlichen Sendbrieven an Fürsten und Stedte etc. zusamen gebracht sind/ wider allerley Secten, so zu seiner Zeit seine Christliche Lere angefochten haben/ welche von Stück zu Stück verzeichnet sind nach der Vorrede. Wittenberg, Simon Grönenberg, 1588.Folio. Contemporary vellum (soiled; new endpapers). With title-page printed in red and black with half page woodcut vignette (mounted), half page woodcut depicting a world map showing four animals and an army (see Shirley, World Maps, 65A), and woodcut initials. 6, 429 lvs. Second volume only of the new edition of the Wittenberg collective edition of Martin Luther containing his pamphlets and sermons about Islam and resistance to the Ottoman Empire.Part I: Streitbücher und Schriften .. und anderer Christlichen gelarten Mennern (wider die Rotten der Bildstürmer/ Widerteuffer und Sacraments Schender.Part II: Schriften wider den Tücken. (Age-browned, some lvs with marginal waterstaining). [Boeknr.: 28885 ]

€ 4250,00

LUTHER, Martin. Vom Kriege wider den Türcken. Wittenberg, Nickel Schirlentz, 1542.4to. Later limp leather (dam.), in cloth box. With fine woodcut title-page by Lucas Cranach. 42 lvs. First edition published in 1529. - 'On war against the Turk' was a book written by Martin Luther in 1528 and published in 1529. It was one of several pamphlets and sermons by Martin Luther about Islam and resistance to the Ottoman Empire, during the critical period of territorial expansion of the Ottoman Empire in Europe, marked by the capture of Buda in 1526 and the Siege of Vienna in 1529. In this pamphlet, Luther is less critical of the Turks than he is of the Pope, whom he calls an anti-Christ, or the Jews, whom he describes as 'the Devil incarnate'. He was actively urging Emperor Charles V and the German people to fight a secular war against the Turks. Göllner 740. [Boeknr.: 35522 ]

€ 1450,00

LUTHER, Martin. Vermanunge zum Gebet wider den Türcken. Wittenberg, Nickel Schirlenz, 1542.Modern wrappers. With nice woodcut border on title-page. 23 lvs. First published in 1541. - In 1541, when the Turks again threatening the Empire, the Elector of Saxony asked Luther to write to all the ministers of his domain to exhort them and their people to constant prayer because of the immanent danger threatening from the Turks. Luther went into detail enumerating the transgressions of the so-called Christian nations. It was because of this general depravity that one should not be surprised that God had sent the Turks to punish Germany (Forell 1945 / p. 259 + 266)Short after the fall of Buda, Luther wrote the third of his tracts on the Turkish peril. The tract shows that Luther, like many others, was even more deeply worried about the Turkish menace then he had been in 1529. He now feared that perhaps the sinful Germans were incorrigible, that God was about to punish the wicked nation by allowing the Turks to invade Germany. Once again Luther gave edifying advice to those who might be captured and transported by the infidel. It is interesting to note that Luther wrote in respons to a directive of his ruler, Elector John Frederic of Saxony, who also believed that prayer was a potent weapon against the Turks (Bohnstedt 1968 / p. 15).Luther's theological interpretation of the events surrounding the Turkish Crusades, as he made them especially in his writing Vermanunge zum Gebet wider den Türcken of 1541, was still in the context of medieval understanding of the world. In the threat of the Turkish troops Luther saw a judgment of God, which wanted to lead to penance and new life.Göllner 740. [Boeknr.: 35525 ]

€ 1250,00

LYNCH, W(illiam) F(rancis). Togt door het Heilige Land, vooral tot onderzoek der Jordaan en der Doode Zee. Naar den 6e druk uit het Engelsch vertaald door J.P. Stricker. Dordrecht, P.K. Braat, 1855.2 volumes in 1. Contemporary half calf, spine lettered in gilt. With 2 tinted lithographed frontispieces after L. de Koningh by F. Böger and 2 folding lithographed maps. XII,251; XII,263,(1) pp. First Dutch edition; first published in Philadelphia in 1849: Narrative of the United States' expedition to the river Jordan and the Dead Sea.- The official report was not published until 1852. Lynch carried out the first succesful navigation of the Dead Sea, travelling down the Jordan from the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea in 1848. Half the party travelled overland, the other half navigated the river. The boats had to be carried overland by camels from Acre to the Sea of Galilee. Ephesus, Smyrna and Constantinople were also visited.Blackmer Collection 1043 (English ed.); Rohricht p.432; Tobler p.176; Not in Tiele or Cat. NHSM. [Boeknr.: 23923 ]

€ 225,00

MacFARLANE, Charles. Constantinople in 1828. A residence of sixteen months in the Turkish capital and provinces. With an account of the present state of the naval and military power, and of the resources of the Ottoman empire. London, Saunders and Otley, 1829.4to. Contemporary half calf, spine gilt. With a double-page lithographed view of Constantinople on India paper and mounted, and 4 lithograph plates (1 printed in sepia and 3 hand-coloured). XIX,406 pp. First edition; according to Abbey an Appendix was published separately, it is not present in our copy and not in the Blackmer and Atabey copy. - Charles MacFarlane was a prolific miscellaneous writer who supported himself by his literary work. He spent much of his early life in Italy, and in 1827-28 he travelled to Constantinople and Asia Minor. This was a critical period in Turkey, following the battle of Navarino, the ending of the Greek revolution and the renewal of Russian ambitions in the East. MacFarlane was particularly interested in Turkey; he wrote several books on the country and also produced novels with Levantine settings (Atabey p.373). In this work is a long description of Asia Minor, Constantinople and of Smyrna, besides discussions of recent political history. The plates contain a fine double-page view of Constantinople from the hills behind Scutari.. - Some light foxing otherwise a fine copy.Atabey Collection 741; Blackmer Collection 1047; Weber 175; Abbey,Travel, 393, [Boeknr.: 13739 ]

€ 2250,00

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

MADDEN, Richard Robert. Travels in Turkey, Egypt, Nubia, and Palestine, in 1824, 1825, 1826, and 1827. London, Henry Colburn, 1829.2 volumes. Modern boards, with printed title-label to spines, uncut. With aquatint frontispiece depicting the author in the Syrian costume. XVI,401; VIII,398 pp. First edition. - This work is in the form of letters, which were compiled from notes. The author compares his letters to those of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and discusses the difficulty of combining accurate observations with literary elegance:'the refinement of her enthusiasm prevailed over the correctness of her descriptions'. Madden had trained as a surgeon, though he never practised in England, but because of this he was able to enter areas closed to most Europeans, mainly the harem and some slave bazaars, He travelled in the Levant from 1824-27. His work also contains much information on Egypt and Egyptology (Blackmer p.223). Throughout his life Madden (1798 - 1866) fought for suppressed people. - Fine.Blackmer Collection 1056; Atabey Collection 748; Weber 178; Ibrahim-Hilmy II,3; Tobler p.150. [Boeknr.: 28845 ]

€ 1650,00

MANSFELD, Karl von. Carolus Furst und Graff von Mansfeldt, Kaisers Rudolphi General Luitenant in Ungarn (No pl., ca. 1720). Engraved portrait within a decorative border. Framed. Ca.27,5 x 16 cm. Karl von Mansfeld (1543 - 24 August 1595) was a German general during the Cologne War and the Ottoman-Habsburg wars . Von Mansfeld was the son of Count Peter Ernst I von Mansfeld-Vorderort, born in present-dayLuxembourg and was educated in France. He entered the military of Philip II of Spain and was appointed a general and an admiral in the navy of the Spanish Netherlands. He was sent to Hungary, where along with Count Mátyás Csezneky he participated in the siege of Estergom in 1595 during the Long War. He died shortly thereafter, probably of his wounds, in Komárom. [Boeknr.: 35277 ]

€ 395,00

MARMONT, (Auguste Frederic Louis). The present state of the Turkish Empire, translated with notes and observations, on the relations of England with Turkey and Russia by Frederic Smith. London, John Ollivier, 1839.Original brown embossed cloth. With folding map. LXXX, 341 pp. First English edition; first published in French in 1837-1838. - The English edition translates a part of the work only - that dealing with Turkey and especially Constantinople. The translator privides an abridged version of the rest of Marmont's narrative (Blackmer p.228).Atabey Collection 773. [Boeknr.: 36090 ]

€ 275,00

MARX, Karl. The Eastern question. A reprint of letters written 1853-1856 dealing with the events of the Crimean War. Edited by Eleanor Marx Aveling and Edward Aveling. London, Swan Sonneschein & Co., 1897.Original red cloth. With folding coloured map. XV,656 pp. First edition. - Collection of letters and articles by Karl Marx (1818-1883), author of Das Kapital, 1867, his magnum opus. The letters and articles appeared for the first time in the New York Tribune. [Boeknr.: 35213 ]

€ 475,00

MAUVILLON, Eleazar de. Histoire du Prince Francois Eugene de Savoie, generalissime des armées de l'empereur et de l'empire. Amsterdam, Leipzig, Arkstée Merkus, 1740.5 volumes. Small octavo. Contemporary tan calf. With title-pages, with vignettes, printed in red and black,engraved frontispiece portrait by Bernigeroth and 12 battle plans: Zenta, Chiari, Cremone, Luzara, Hochstet, Cassano, Turin, Audenarde, Lille, Malplaquet, Peterwaradin and Belgrade, some engraved head- and tail-pieces and decorative initial capitals. Prince Eugene de Savoie was born in Paris on 18 October 1663, he died in Vienna on 24 April 1736. An exceptional military commander and diplomat, he led the military campaigns that laid the foundations of Habsburg power in central Europe. He fought the Turks besieging Vienna in 1683, and helped to establish the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. Later, Prince Eugene won several further victories against the Turks, capturing Belgrade in 1688. He was sent on a diplomatic mission to Savoy by Leopold I in 1691. Upon his return he was granted command of the Hungarian army. He fought against France in two wars, and helped Marlborough in several battles during the War of the Spanish succession, including the Battle of Blenheim in 1704 where they destroyed the French and Bavarian armies. [Boeknr.: 35337 ]

€ 1750,00

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 printer’s 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 O’Neill, 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

MÉRY, (François Joseph Pierre). Constantinople et la Mer Noire. Paris, Belin-Leprieur et Morizot, 1855.Large 8vo. Original decorated gilt cloth, spine richly gilt. With 21 steel-engraved plates, of which 6 partly coloured by hand, by the brothers Rouargue. XI,495,(1) pp. First edition. - The gilt design on the binding consists of a single large block of arabesques crescents and floral elements which form an arabic type of romantique style binding which was used on books of an oriental nature. Méry, a profilic writer of novels and plays, is supposed to have travelled in Turkey in about 1822. His book consists of a popular history of Constantinople using von Hammer as the source for events after 1453. The second part of the work contains anecdotes legends and oriental tales. The plates by the brothers Rouargue contain views in Constantinople, Varna and Trebizond; the coloured plates are showing costumes (Blackmer p.235). - Foxing as usual, otherwise fine.Blackmer Collection 1116; Atabey Collection 805; Hiler p.584; Lipperheide Lb 61. [Boeknr.: 12930 ]

€ 395,00

MICHAUD, (Joseph) & (Jean J.F.) POUJOULAT. Correspondance d'Orient (1830-1831). Bruxelles, N.J. Gregoir, V. Wouters et Cie, 1841.8 volumes in 4. Contemporary half calf, spines gilt. With folding map. First published in Paris in 1833-1835. - 'Michaud, the historian of the Crusades, and his secretary Poujoulat travelled together through Greece, Constantinople and the Archipelago to Jerusalem, where they separated. Poujoulat explored Syria and Michaud went on to Egypt, but they wrote regularly to each other, and these letters constitute in great part the voluminous Correspondance d'Orient. The first three volumes, dealing with Greece and Turkey, contain mostly Michaud's letters. Both Michaud and Poujoulat were interested in the contemporary state of the countries they visited than archaeology and antiquities' (Blackmer 1122). - A very fine set.Atabey Collection 807; Contominas Collection 465; Weber 211; Tobler p.151, Ibrahim-Hilmy II, p.33. [Boeknr.: 32445 ]

€ 475,00

MIDHAT, Ali Haydar. The life of Midhat Pasha. A record of his services, political reforms, banishment, and judical murder. Derived from private documents and reminiscences by his son Ali Haydar Midhat Bey. London, John Murray, 1903.Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt. With frontispiece portrait. XII,292 pp. Ahmed Sefik Midhat Pasha (1822 - 1883) was an Ottoman democrat and one of the leading statesmen during the late Tanzimat period. He is most famous for leading the Ottoman constitutional movement of 1876 and introducing the First Constitutional Era, but was also a leading figure of reform in the educational and provincial administrations. He was assassinated on 26 April 1883. [Boeknr.: 36079 ]

€ 95,00

MILLINGEN, Alexander van. Byzantine churches in Constantinople. Their history and architecture. Assisted by Ramsay Traquair, W.S. George and A.E. Henderson. London, Macmilland & Co, 1912.8vo. Contemporary half green calf, spine with red and green title labels, top edge gilt. With 92 photographic plates and 116 illustrations and plans. XXIX, 352 pp. A very fine copy. [Boeknr.: 36027 ]

€ 225,00

MILLS, Dorothy. Beyond the Bosphorus. London, Duckworth, 1926.Original blue cloth (sl. discoloured). With portrait of the author and 34 photographic illustrations. 224 pp. First edition. - Lady Dorothy (1889-1959) was a glamorous society gal, daughter of the Earl of Orford. Although never quite shaking off her former image - touring Istanbul in a chauffeur-driven Ford - she nevertheless earned herself a reputation as one of the most daring and adventurous of all those crowds of ladies travelling between the two world wars (Robinson, Wayward women, p.187). After leaving Constantinople the author continues her journey visiting Ankara, South Anatolia, Syria, Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv, Jordan and Iraq. [Boeknr.: 36068 ]

€ 95,00

MINADOI, Giovanni Thommaso. Historia della guerra fra Turchi, et Persiani .. divisa in libri nove. Dall' istesso nuovamente riformata, & aggiuntiui i successi dell'anno 1586. Con una descrittione di tutte le cose pertinenti alla religione, alle forze, al governo, & al paese del regno de Persiani .. Venetia, appresso Andrea Muschio & Barezzo Barezzi, 1588.8vo. Contemporary limp vellum (new endpapers, sl. soiled), manuscript title to spine. With woodcut printer's device on title-page, head- and tail-pieces and engraved folding map (small tear). (32),383,(27) pp. Second augmented edition, first published at Rome in 1587.With bookplate of Prince W.C. Czartoryski and manuscript notes at endpapers. - Giovanni Tommaso Minadoi (1545-1618) served as personal physician to Teodoro Balbi, the Venetian consul in Syria. While in Aleppo, Minadoi witnessed the outbreak of the Ottoman-Safavid War (1578-90) fought between the Turkish Sultan Murad III and the Persian Shah Mohammad Hodabanda the Blind. His book recounting the conflict also records many interesting details of Persian culture This eye-witness account of the war between the Ottoman Empire and Persia is notable for its discussions of government and administration as well as religious practices and local customs. Two brief lexicons precede the main text: the first explains terminology listed in transliteration from the “barbarous tongues”; the latter provides vernacular placenames for Lation geographical terms. Serving as a physician both in Syria and Constantinople, the author engaged with military and civilian leaders on both sides of the conflict. - Some marginal wormholes with no loss of text, otherwise a good copy.Atabey Collection 816; Göllner 1830; Wilson p.144. [Boeknr.: 28917 ]

€ 2950,00

MOLTKE, Helmuth Karl Bernhard von. Briefe über Zustände und Begebenheiten in der Türkei aus den Jahren 1835 bis 1839. 4. Auflage. Berlin, Ernst Siegfried Mittler und Sohn, 1882.Later half cloth. With portrait. VI,431 pp. First published in 1841. - Graf von Moltke was a German Field Marshal. The chief of staff of the Prussian Army for thirty years, he is regarded as one of the great strategists of the latter 19th century, and the creator of a new, more modern method of directing armies in the field. He was seconded by the Prussian government to the service of the Porte. He spent two years in Constantinople charged with the reorganisation of the army and the refurbishment of the fortifications in the Dardanelles. He fought in the Syrian campaign against Mehmet Ali in the 1840’s (Atabey p.429). He surveyed the city of Constantinople and made many journeys to the Bosphorus, Dardanelles, Wallachia, Bulgaria, Rumelia, etc. 'No other book gives so deep an insight into the character of the Turkish Empire, and no other book of travels better deserves to be regarded as a German classic' (Encyclopaedia Britannica). [Boeknr.: 35193 ]

€ 175,00

MOLTKE, Helmuth Karl Bernhard von. The Russians in Bulgaria and Rumelia in 1828 and 1829; during the campaigns of the Danube, the sieges of Brailow, Varna, Silistria, Shumla, and the passage of the Balkan by Marshal Diebitch. London, John Murray, 1854.Original red cloth. With folding map and 12 battle-plans on 11 folding plates. VI,476 pp. With armorial bookplate of Mountgarret. - First English edition of Moltke's Der russisch-türkische Feldzug in der europäischen Türkei 1828-1829, Berlin 1845. Graf von Moltke was a German Field Marshal. The chief of staff of the Prussian Army for thirty years, he is regarded as one of the great strategists of the latter 19th century, and the creator of a new, more modern method of directing armies in the field. 'He was seconded by the Prussian government to the service of the Porte; he spent two years in Constantinople charged with the reorganization of the army and the refurbishment of the fortifications in the Dardanelles' (Atabey p.429). He learned Turkish and surveyed the city of Constantinople, the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles and travelled through Wallachia, Bulgaria and Rumelia, and made many other journeys on both sides of the Strait. [Boeknr.: 35186 ]

€ 175,00

MONEY, Edward. Twelve months with the Bashi-Bazouks. London, Chapman and Hall, 1857.Original embossed green cloth, spine lettered in gilt (extremities spine sl. dam.). With 3 lithographed plates, coloured by hand, depicting an offer, an Arab soldier and an Arnaout soldier of the Bashi Bazouks. IV,220; (4) pp. First edition; with autograph dedication by the author.- A bashi-bazouk was an irregular soldier of the Ottoman army. Bashi-bazouk could be ethnic Turks or from other peoples of the empire such as Circassians, Arabs, Albanians, or Bosniaks. A first-hand account of the Crimean War giving a curious picture of Oriental life, with fine coloured plates. - (Some marginal wormholes). Not in the Blackmer or Atabey Collecton. [Boeknr.: 21227 ]

€ 475,00

MONTAGU, MARY WORTLEY. Letters of the right honourable Lady M-y W-y M-e; written during her travels in Europe, Asia and Africa, to persons of distinction ... which contain, among other curious relations, accounts of the policy and manners of the Turks. New edition. London, T. Becket and P.A. de Hondt, 1767.3 volumes. Sm.8vo. Contemporary calf with gilt fillets round sides (some hinges weak), spines ribbed with red morocco title-labels (extremities dam.). XII,(4),180; (4),195; (4),230 pp. First published in 1763; with written owner's name Moseley 1767. - Lady Mary Worthly Montague (1689-1762) was the first lady to travel abroad for mere curiosity's sake. In 1716 she accompanied her husband, Edward Montague, on his diplomatic mission to Constantinople, making the journey overland. The letters she wrote back home are justly ranked among the most celebrated of their kind in a century richly endowed with excellent letterwriters. She became a great admirer of Turkish culture and her work includes in sights that were exceptional for their time. A year after her death, her Turkish letters were published for the first time and they have not been out of print since. 'She was one of the most generous and accurate chroniclers of life in Constantinople since Busbecq'' (O'Neill, The Ömer Koç Collection, 138). 'She established the genre of European women's travel writting. Opinionated, energetic and flamboyant, they present a seductive, sophisticated and challenging vision of the European encounter with the Orient and they set a standard to which many subsequent writers aspired but few ever achieved' (Tuson, Western women travelling East, p.31).Blackmer Collection 1150; Atabey Collection 829; Contominas Collection 478; Gay 94; Paulitschke 682; Robinson, Wayward women, p.32-34. [Boeknr.: 22794 ]

€ 350,00

MONTAGU, MARY WORTLEY. The works, including her correspondence, poems, and essays. Published, by permission, from her genuie papers. 6th edition. London, Richard Phillips, 1811.2 volumes. 12mo. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt fillets round sides, spines richly gilt. With engraved portrait of the author. (4),355; (2),380 pp. The first edition of the Works was published in 1803; with armorial bookplate of Charles Scrase Dickens. - Lady Mary (1689-1762) was the first authoress to travel abroad for mere curiosity's sake, and called herself, with considerable pride, 'a traveller'. She made a journey with her husband to Turkey overland. It was an untried route, a journey (noted by Lady Mary proudly) 'that has not been undertaken by any Christian, since the time of the Greek emperors'. They arrived in Constantinople almost a year after leaving London (Robinson, Wayward women, p.32-34). Her husband was appointed ambassador to the Porte in 1716. - A fine set.Cf. Gay 94, Paulitschke 682, Blackmer collection 1150; Atabey Collection 829. [Boeknr.: 20917 ]

€ 175,00

MONTALBO, Francisco de. Historia de las guerras de Ungria desde el anno de 82. hasta el de 88. Palermo, Pedro Copula, 1693.Small folio. Contemporary marbled calf, spine richly gilt in compartments, with green title-lable to spine. With full-page engraved coat of arms of the Duke of Uzeda. (18,454,(19) pp. Der Verfasser sagt in der Vorrede, er habe dieses Werk in Rom geschrieben, und nur aus den glaubwürdigsten Quellen geschöpft, wie Briefe des Kaisers an den Papst, Briefe des Kurfürsten von Baiern an seinen Agenten, Gesandtschaftsberichte an die Kònigin von Schweden, Berichte der spanischen Gesandten u.s.w. (Apponyi 1440).Extremely rare contemporary account of the Siege of Vienna by the Turcs. The account dicided into six books, described in detail all events leading up to the siege of Vienna and its aftermath up to the official recognition and crowning of Leopold I in 1689 as King of Hungary. With an extensive index at the end. Nothing personal could be found of the author except what he himself noted on the title-page : « Fray Francisco de Montalbo de la Sagrada Religion de S. Geronimo, Doctor Theologo y Predicator de Su Magestad », so he was a priest, theologian and court preacher. He was also the author of an emblem book for the funeral of the Spanish Queen, Marie Louise de Bourbon, married to Charles II, King of Spain from 1665 to 1700. A very fine copy. [Boeknr.: 30913 ]

€ 2950,00

MONTECUCULI, Raimond de. Mémoires de Montecuculi, généralissime des armées et grand-maître de l'artillerie de l'empereur; avec les commentaires de monsieur le comte Turpin de Crissé. Amsterdam, Leipzig, Arkstée & Merkus, 1770.3 volumes. Contemporary half red morocco. With 3 titlepages printed in red and black with portrait and 2 vignettes, engraved portrait frontispiece, 3 engraved headpieces and 41engraved folding plans and plates. XXIV,398,(2); 432,(2); 493,(3) pp. Montecucculi (1608-1680) was an Italian military commander. At sixteen he began as a private soldier under his uncle, Count Ernest Montecucculi. Four years after active service in Germany and the Low Countries, he became a captain of infantry. He fought in Pomerania, Bohemia and Saxony and in 1639 he was taken prisoner by the Swedish army at Melnik and detained for two and a half years in Stettin and Weimar. In captivity he studied military science, geometry, history and architecture and planned his great work on war. In 1645-46 he served in Hungary against Prince Rákóczy of Transylvania. In 1657 he commanded an expedition against Rákóczy and the Swedes, who had attacked the king of Poland. He became field-marshal in the imperial army, and with the Great Elector of Brandenburg completely defeated Rákóczy and his allies. From 1661 to 1664 Montecucculi with inferior numbers defended Austria against the Turks and at St. Gotthard (Aug. 1, 1664) he defeated an Ottoman army under Wesire Köprülü Fazil Ahmad. - A fine set.Atabey Collection 832; not in the Blackmer Collection. [Boeknr.: 31804 ]

€ 1295,00

MORRIS, Edward Joy. Notes of a tour through Turkey, Greece, Egypt, and Arabia Petraea, and to the Holy Land: including a visit to Athens, Sparta, Delphi, Cairo, Thebes, Mount Sinai, Petra, &c. With notes, and an appendix, by the English publisher. London, N. Bruce, 1843.Contemporary half calf, with red morocco title-label to spine. 142 pp. (text in double columns). First English edition. - 'A very interesting account of travels ca. 1837-1838 by the American legislator and diplomat. From 1850-1853 he was chargé d'affaires at Naples, and from 1861-70 he was American minister at Constantinople' (Blackmer 1156). - A very fine copy of a scarce book.Ibrahim-Hilmy II, p.45; Not in Atabey. [Boeknr.: 32248 ]

€ 950,00

MURHARD, Friedrich (Wilhelm August). Gemälde von Constantinopel. Neue verbesserte Auflage. Penig, Dienemann und Comp., 1805.2 volumes. Contemporary half calf, spines gilt with red morocco title-labels. With engraved title-page, folding engraved frontispiece depicting Sultan's Achmed's Dschamie and folding bird's eye view of Constantinople (some foxing). VIII,292; 328 pp. Second improved edition, first published in 1804; with small old monogram-stamp on title-page.. - Friedrich Murhard (1778-1853) a political writer from Kassel, made after his study a large trip through the Balkan and the Middle-East. Murhard's most ambitious project was the publication of Gemäde von Konstantinopel. The book is an interesting symptom of the fascination that Ottoman affairs exercised over most of Europe at this time of political flux (Koç Collection 184). - A nice copy.Atabey Collection 852 (made-up copy); Engelmann I, p.397; not in the Blackmer Collection and Weber. [Boeknr.: 22379 ]

€ 1275,00

MURRAY, John. Murray’s Hand-book for travellers in Turkey in Asia including Constantinople; the Bosporus, plain of Troy, isles of Cyprus, Rhodes &. Smyrna, Ephesus, and the routes to Persia, Bagdad, Moosool, &c. With general hints for travellers in Turkey. 4th edition revised. London, John Murray, 1878.Original red cloth with gilt lettering (soiled). With maps and plans. XII,496 pp. Fourth edition, revised. The first edition dates from 1854. The work was reprinted in 1878 with the indication ‘fourth editioin’ on the title, but the second edition was also dated 1878. The confusion may be due to the fact that Murray’s guide to Turkey was orriginally published together with the guide to Greece in 1840, with a appearance of a ‘new edition’ in 1845. In 1854 the work was divided, and the first separate edition appeared. Goerge Bowen produced the guide to Greece. H. Parish, author of the original work, may have produced the guide to Turkey (Atabey p.449)..Atabey Collection 854; Blackmer Collection 1174. [Boeknr.: 35727 ]

€ 175,00

NADANYI, Janos. Florus Hungaricus sive rerum Hungaricarum ab ipso exordio ad Ignatium Leopoldum deductarum compendium. Amsterdam, ex off Joannis à Waesberge, 1663.Sm.8vo. Contemporary half vellum (lower end of spine sl. dam.). With engraved titlepage and woodcut device on pinted titlepage. (24),380,(28) pp. First edition. - Nadányi's family had ruled his home town of Körösladány in Hungary since the thirteenth century, but during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries Turkish invasions radically altered the power dynamics of the area. János was sent to the Low Countries for his education, where he published this short history of Hungary in Latin in 1663. - (Some waterstaining).Apponyi II, 862. [Boeknr.: 35364 ]

€ 950,00

NADASDY, Franz. Cynosura juristarum loca decretalia et articulos novissimarum constitutionum inclyti regni Hungariae, usque ad annum 1659, inclusivè, sub titulius ordine alpabetico collectis, brevitèr repraesentans. Pottendorf, Hieronymus Verdussen, 1668. 8vo. Contemporary calf (rubbed). With printer's device on titlepage (margin restored) and woodcut engraved plate illustrating familial bloodlines for five generations. 269 pp. Name on flyleaf, dated 1725; interleaved copy with many comtemporay manuscript annotation. - The Nádasdy, is a major Hungarian aristocratic family whose roots reach into the Middle Ages. They made a large contribution to the development of Hungarian printing.The famous Hungarian Count Franz III Nádasdy’s work on Hungarian Imperial law, printed within the walls of his castle at Pottendorf. Count Franz Nádasdy (1622-1671), a Hungarian baron, Lord Lieutenant, Royal Council, Chief Chamberlain and Chief Justice, was doubly of royal descent. Specifically, he is descended from the line of the Anjou Plantagenet whose medieval ancestors settled as the Nádasd in Hungary. In 1665, Nádasdy gained control of Pottendorf castle and set up a printing shop where he employed the Antwerp printer and bookseller Jerome Verdussen. In 1667, Franz found himself at the head of the conspiratorial secret society. The next year, this printed work appeared from within the castle walls. The Cynosura is a self-compiled work that provided short comments on the recent subject index of Hungarian Imperial laws adopted until 1659. Two years later, and somewhat ironically, the unfortunate count found himself amid an uprising and armed rebellion and was later beheaded in 1671 for conspiracy against Emperor Leopold I of Austria. - Rare. [Boeknr.: 35346 ]

€ 550,00

NEALE, Adam. Travels through some parts of Germany, Poland, Moldavia, and Turkey. London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1818.4to. Contemporary calf, gilt fillets round sides, inner dentelles, skilfully rebacked, spine gilt in compartments, with green morocco title-label. With 15 fine hand-coloured aquatints on 11 leaves after drawings by the author. XIII,295 pp. First edition; with armorial bookplate of Beeston Long, Esq. - In July 1805 Adam Neale (1780-1832) travelled to Turkey to take a position as physician to the British embassy in Constantinople were he arrived in March 1806. This is a description of the overland journey to Jassy in Moldavia, the Danube and then via the Black Sea (several plates depict villages along the Black Sea) to Constantinople. His observations on Turkey include descriptions of the manners and customs of the people, the navy, fishery, and the plague, which broke out regularly in Constantinople.This is one of the most vivid and readable of all accounts of Constantinople. He also discourses on some of the renegades present in Constantinople at the beginning of the 19th century (Koç Collection 208). - A vividly written travel account, embellished with fine coloured plates. - Some light foxing on first leaves otherwise a fine copy.Blackmer Collection 1186; Atabey Collection 859; Abbey, Travel, 19; Tooley, 344; Weber 59. [Boeknr.: 25449 ]

€ 1850,00

NESER, Augustin. Ein newe Catholische Predig. Auff des Türcken Niderlag/ mit hülff Gottes/ durch den drifachen heiligen Catholischen Bundt/ beschehen .. Darbey ein kurtze Instruction an alle Stend der Christenheit/ wie sie irem Erbfeind/ dem Blutdurstigen Tyrannen dem Türcken/ mit Gebet/ Waffen/ unnd in ander weg begegnen könden und söllen. München, Adam Berg, 1572.4to. Disbound, in cloth box. With title-page printed in red and black. 60 (of 64) lvs (missing last lvs of which 1 blank, 1 printed on recto only and 2 printed lvs). First and only edition. - Very rare anti-Turkish sermon.Göllner 1544a; no copy in WorldCat. [Boeknr.: 27735 ]

€ 950,00

NEWBERRY, John. Twee reysen van Johan Newberie, de eene na het Heylig Land; en de andere na Balsara, Ormus, Persien, en weder na huys door Turkyen anno1579 en vervolgens. Mitsgaders de scheeps togt van Petro Sarmiento, naar de Straat van Magellaan, van Lima door de Zuyd-zee bevaren anno 1579. Beyde nu alseerst uyt het Engels en Spaans vertaald. Leyden, Pieter van der Aa, 1706.Sm.8vo. Wrappers. With engraved title-vignette. 30 pp. Issued in Pieter van der Aa's collection of voyages. - The English merchant adventurer John Newberry toured the Holy Land. He then proceeded to Aleppo, descended the Euphrates to Baghdad and Basra, and took a further vessel through the Persian Gulf to Hormuz and returns to England by way of Constantinople. He became the first Englishman to cross Persia (Howgego p.748). - (Without the map and 2 plates).Tiele 8; Cat. NHSM I, p.107; Rohricht p.204; Wilson p.157. [Boeknr.: 33363 ]

€ 65,00

NICOLAY, Nicolas de. Plusieurs description des accoustrements tant des magistrats et officiers de la Porte de l'Empereur des Turcs que des peuples assubjectis à son empire .. (Paris, 1600).Folio. Original wrappers, preserved in a modern marbled box. With 62 full-page engraved portraits of Turkish, Arabian and Greec characters and costumes and 17 full-page engraved epigrammatic plates prophesying the fall of the Ottoman empire. First published in French at Lyon in 1567 Les quatre premeurs livres des navigations et peregrinations orientales. This is the very rare anonymous and uncommon edition, with a new title. . At the end: Artus THOMAS. Tableaux prophetiques des empereurs severe et leon, avec leurs epigrammes predisans la ruine de la monarchie des Turcs. This is one of the most important Turkish costume books. The fine costume plates were extremely influential and have been used as prototypes in many different works. 'C ést la première série de documents sérieux sur les habillements du proche Orient' (Colas 2200). Nicolay(1517-1583), royal geographer to the French king Charles IX, followed the ambassador Gabriel d' Aramon on his mission to Constantinople in 1551. The copper engravings are now generally accepted to have been made by Louis Danet after Nicolay's drawings (Angus O'Neill, Koç collection, 18). The plates are very early representations of the inhabitants of Algiers, Tripoli, the Barbary Coast, Turkey, Greece, Persia and Armenia. One of the most influential works on the Turks and their subject peoples to appear in the 16th century. It was translated into various languages and left a deep mark on later publications on the same topic (Hamilton, Europe and the Arab world, p.50).We have not been able to locate an other copy except for the one at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.This edition not in the Blackmer Collection (cf. 1196) and Atabey Collection (cf. 870) or in Atkinson (cf. 178), Weber (cf. 163), Göllner (cf. 1241) and Lipperheide (cf. Lb2). [Boeknr.: 17091 ]

€ 10950,00

NIKETAS CHONIATES & Nicephorus GREGO. Historia degl' imperatori Greci, descritta da Niceta Coniate, gran Secretario, & Giudice di Belo, il Qvale Comincia dall'Imperio di Giouanni Conneno, doue lascia il Zonara, & segue fino alla presa di Constantinopoli, che fu l'anno M.CCCC.LIII. Alla qvale s'è aggivnta l'Historia di Niceforo Gregora, che seguendo il Niceta per l'istesso ordine de gl'imperatori greci; dall'imperio di Theodoro Lascaro primo, uiene fino alla morte di Andronico Paleologo il giouane. Vinetia, aperesso Gabriel Giolito di Ferrarii, 1569.3 volumes in 1. 19th century vellum, spine gilt (1 hinge broken but holding). With engraved printer's device on title-pages, woodcut initials and headpieces. (20),127,(1); (20),254,(2); (24),302,(2) pp. The Byzantine historian Niketas Choniates (c.1155-1216), was born in Chonai (Phrygia, Asia Minor, and present day Khonas), hence his name Choniates. He joined his older brother Michael in Constantinople, where he embarked upon a political career, and became an important civil servant. As governor of Thrace he was personally involved in the events relating to Frederick Barbarossa's passage through Thrace during the Third Cusade in 1189, when he lost his province to the Germans.A major work with an eyewitness account of the disastrous capture and sack of Constantinople by soldiers of the Fourth Crusade in 1204.It was written probably between 1204 and 1210 and it is to this work that his fame as an historian of medieval Constantinople rests. Covering the period from 1180 to 1206, it is practically an account of the fateful reigns of the last of the Comneni especially the vicissitudes of the royal city during the Fourth Crusade (1204); its siege, capture, and pillage by the Latin Christians. In spite of its florid and bombastic style, it is of considerable value as a record and for its time, on the whole impartial, of events of which he was either eyewitness or had heard of first hand. Its most interesting portion is the description of the capture of Constantinople.Nicephorus Gregoras (c.1295-1360), Byzantine historian, man of learning and religious controversialist was the source of the third part and constitutes a continuation of the Neicetas Choniates' History of Constqantinople. The work examines the period 1118-1206, covering the reigns of the last Comneni and the capture of Constantinople by the Fourth Crusade in 1204. The Fourth Crusade was directed at Egypt. There were, however, a series of financial difficulties that enabled the Venetians, who had been hired as transportation providers, to divert the crusade to their own ends. First it attacked the Christian city of Zara, and then Constantinople itself. The result was the establishment of a series of Latin states in Greece and the Agean, and the permanent collapse of communion between Catholic and Orthodox Churches. Bound with this volume is Gregoras' work continuing the history from 1204 to 1359.Both works were translated in the main by Lodovico Dolce (1508-1568), the editor of Giolito's 1555 edition of Dante, with further additions by Agostino Ferentilli, all produced under the eye of the great venetian publisher Gabriel Giolitho. The work is often found with the third part missing as it could be sold as a seperate work. - (Some age- browning, last lvs sl. waterstained otherwise fine).Cf. Blackmer Collection 748. [Boeknr.: 30759 ]

€ 4950,00

NISBET OF DIRLETON, Mary. The letters of Mary Nisbet of Dirleton Countess of Elgin. Arranged by Nisbet Hamilton Grant. London, John Murray, 1926.Original cloth. With 8 plates. XV,358 pp. First edition. - Mary Hamilton Bruce, Countess of Elgin (née Nisbet (1778 - 1855) was the first wife of British diplomat Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin during his term as Ambassador Extraordinaire to the Ottoman Empire and one of the most influential and wealthiest heiresses of the late 18th and early 19th century. Bruce divorced Nisbet in either 1807 or 1808, and she went on to marry Robert Ferguson of Raith (1769-1840) with whom she was accused of committing adultery [Boeknr.: 36082 ]

€ 125,00

OBSONVILLE, Foucher d'. Lettre d'un voyageur à M. le Baron de L***, sur la Guerre des Turcs. Philadelphie, et se trouve à Paris, chez la Veuve Tilliard et Fils, et Clousier, 1788.Modern green marbled boards with blue morocco title label on spine. With woodengraved title-vignette and head-piece. (4),35 pp. First edition. - On the Austro-Turkish War, 1788-1790 and Russo-Turkish War, 1787-1792 by Foucher d'Obsonville (1734-1802), traveller and naturalist. Originaire de Montargis, Foucher d'Obsonville (1734 - 1802) s'était embarqué pour les Indes Orientales dès l'âge de vingt ans et il s'illustra notamment dans les négociations avec les chefs indigènes à Pondichéry. Il revint en France en 1771 et mit en ordre les notes qu'il avait recueillies, notes présentant de curieuses remarques. Elles n'ont point été publiées en totalité et renfermaient pourtant des renseignements précieux que les bibliographes regrettent d'avoir perdus (Larousse). This memoir on Turkey is very rare, only three copies known in the Bibliothèque Nationale. [Boeknr.: 35202 ]

€ 1450,00

OLIPHANT, Laurence. The Russian shores of the Black Sea in the autumn of 1852 with a voyage down the Volga, and a tour through the country of the Don Cossacks. 3rd edition - revised and enlarged. Edinburgh, London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1854.Contemporary half calf, spine gilt (top of spine sl.damaged). With tinted lithographed frontispiece, 2 maps (1 folding, foxed), and 33 wood-engravings. XIV,380 pp. First published in 1853; with blind stamp and bookplate of the Paterson Library, Westfield, depicting Hannah and George Paterson. - Laurence Oliphant (1829-1888) was acting as a correspondent of the Times during the Russian - Turkish war. He travelled in the Crimea with Oswald Smith shortly beforethe outbreak of the Crimean War, and his overview of the region also includes details of his visit to Nizhniy Novgorod and other Russian cities, including Sevastopol, which Oliphant and Smith entered in disguise, in order to map its fortifications. The approach of the Crimean War ensured the work's popularity, a fourth edition was published in 1854. - An informative account of the journey, especiallythe long journey down the Volga River, with its peculiar means of transportation and the peoples along its banks.Abbey, Travel, 233; Cat. Russica O328; Nerhood 242. [Boeknr.: 11434 ]

€ 295,00

OLLIER, Edmund. Cassell's illustrated history of the Russo - Turkish war. London, Paris, New York, Cassell Petter & Galpin, (1878).2 volumes in 1. Contemporary half red morocco, with black title-labels on spine. With numerous woodengravings. XVI,576; XVI,583 pp. Volume I: From the commencement of the war to the fall of Plevna. Including an historical sketch of the Russian and Turkish empires. Volume II: From December, 1878, to the ratification of peace. Including a history of Cyprus, and of the Afghan war. - Fine illustrated history. [Boeknr.: 35191 ]

€ 200,00

ORTELIUS, Abraham. Transilvania. Hanc ultravel Transilvaniam. quae et panno dacia, et dacia ripensis, vulgo sibemburgen dicitur, edidit Vienne, Anno 1566 ... Ioes Sabucus Pannonius. (Antwerpen, Christoffel Plantijn, 1592).Handcoloured engraved map of Romania by János Zsámboky, with 2 decorative cartouches. Ca. 31 x 43,5 cm From Ortelius, Abraham. Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. - The first map of Transylvania was published in 1532. It was the work of Johannes Honterus (1498-1549). Around 1532 he often traveled to his native Transylvania, gathering information that was to serve in his design of a map of Transylvania, one that he engraved and printed in Basel, and the very first one of the region to be printed. The only known copy of the map survives in the National Library of Hungary. It is known that Honter was not pleased with the map - he tried to get back all copies that he had sent to friends and other scientists. His plan was to improve the map before reprint and distribution. Dedicated to the leadership of Brasov, it was the basic design for all later maps of Transylvania, up to the early 18th century. Abraham Ortelius made the map famous by beautifully engraving it in copper, based on the ‘Transilvania’ - map from Johann Sambucus, who made a remake of the map of Honterus. (Engelmann 1982, p. 41 - 43)The map of Sambucus does not show the whole region, its focus is Siebenbuergen, the part inhabited by Transylvanian Saxons. Hungarian / Secler names are mentioned for the major cities and the Rumanian population is indicated by generic names. This work is based on the map of Johannes Honter, a Saxon of the city of Kronstadt (today Brasov, Romania) in Transylvania in the Kingdom of Hungary. Born in 1527, Abraham Ortelius started in Antwerp while still a teenager as a colorist and a mapseller. Afterwards he made the change from colorist, map seller and collector with a modest reputation to one of the most succesfull publishers of the century. While his friend Mercator turned to maps as a way of understanding the world, Ortelius saw them as merchandise to be sold as quickly as possible. - Fine. [Boeknr.: 35367 ]

€ 950,00

ORTELIUS, Hieronymus. Ortelius redivivus et continuatus, oder der Ungarischen Kriegs- Empörüngen/ historische Beschreibung/ darinnen enthalten alles/ was sich bey vorgenommenen Beläger/ und Eroberungen der Stätte/ Vestungen und Schlösser/ desgleichen in veranlassten Sclachten/ und vorgelauffenen Scharmützeln/ zwischen theils Christlichen Ungarischen Königen und dem hochlöbl. Ertz-Hauss Oesrerreich/ auss auffener/ und dem Turcken und dessen Anhang/ auff der andern Seiten/ in Ober- und Nider-Ungarn wie auch Siebenbürgen/ von dem 1395 biss in das 1607 Jahr ... auch mit einer neuen Beschreibung dess gantzen Königreichs Ungarn .. Mit einer Continuation, von dem 1607 biss an das 1665 Jahr vermehret durch Martin Meyern. Franckfurt am Mäyn, Daniel Fievet, 1665.2 volumes in 1. Folio. Contemporary half calf, spine richly gilt in compartments, with green title label on spine. With engraved allegorical titlepage, 2 titlepages printed in red and black, engraved plate, engraved portrait of Fürst Christian, 117 portraits on 13 engraved leaves and 32 (of 34) full page engraved portraits. (8),431,(11); (8)362,(20) pp. Third most extensive edition, first published in Nürnberg in 1602. - Principal work on the history of the Turkish wars with the portraits of the Turkish sultans and the Hungarian military commanders and rulers. - (Without the engraved views). Sturminger 300. [Boeknr.: 35278 ]

€ 4495,00

OTTENS, Joachim. Theatre de la guerre d'Hongrie et lieux circonvoisins, selon les plus exacts auteurs geographiques Nouvellement represente. Novissima tabula regni Hungariae et regionum quondam ei unitarum ut Transilvaniae, Valachiae, Moldaviae, Serviae, Romaniae, Bulgariae, Bessarabiae, Croatiae, Bosniae, Dalmatiae, Slavoniae, Morlachiae et reipublicae Ragusanae. Accedit pars magna dominii Veneti, Maris Adriatici et Regionum adjacentium. Amsterdam, Joachim Ottens, (ca. 1730). Handcoloured engraved map of the eastern Adriatic and the northern Balkans by Jacob Keyser printed on two leaves joined. Ca.51 x 89 cm. - Framed. A large and impressive map of Central Europe including Hungary, the Danube Delta, Transylvania, Walachia, Moldavia, Croatia, Bosnia, Dalmatia, Slavonia, Morlachia and the Republic of Ragusa.Distressed and warring figures appear alongside the title cartouche, while the powerful and triumphant Hapsburgs, as indicated by the double-headed eagle, stand above the defeated figures of the Ottoman Empire. The map emphatically depicts this European supremacy. [Boeknr.: 35354 ]

€ 1350,00

PEARS, Edwin. Forty years in Constantinople. The recollections of Sir Edwin Pears 1873-1915. London, Herbert Jenkins, 1916.Original embossed cloth. With 16 photographic plates. XIII,390 pp. First edition. - Sir Edwin Pears (1835 - 1919), a British barrister, author and historian, settled in Constantinople in 1873. He practised in the consular courts and became president of the European bar there. He rose to become one of the leaders of the British colony in Constantinople and travelled much through Turkish dominions. He studied Turkish history from both the Turkish and foreign perspectives. In this way, Pears acquired an intimate knowledge of Turkey. [Boeknr.: 36074 ]

€ 65,00

PERCY, (Henry Algernon George). Highlands of Asiatic Turkey. London, Edward Arnold, 1901.Original red cloth gilt, spine lettered in gilt. With frontispiece, 2 folding maps, 8 plates and 31 photographic illustrations. X,338 pp. First edition. - Account of the author's third expedition into the highlands of Asiatic Turkey, undertaken in Turkey in 1899. This book 'was inspired by his sympathy for Turks, but also by a deepened sense of evils of Hamidism, whose downfall he foreshaw' (DNB p.104). [Boeknr.: 17071 ]

€ 275,00

PETRINA, Gabriele. Le glorie della Cristianità overo Vienna liberata. Poema eroico. Nel quale si contengono i moti del Tekli nel Regno d’Ungaria, e li Successi diligentemente esposti Dell’arme Cesaree contro’l Turco, e della Liberatione Di Vienna con quello, che doppo e Stato di Riguardevole nell’Anno 1683. Praga, Daniel Michalek, 1683.Sm.8vo. Contemporary mottled calf, spine covered with whitish paint to resemble it to vellum, with title and library classification written on spine. 125,(2) pp. First and only edition. - Gabriel Petrina was a Catholic priest born in Turin, who wrote musical dramas and other poems. This booklet is interesting for Austrian history and its relation with Turkey. In the first section the revolt headed by Count Tököly is described. He heralded the discomfort felt by many Hungarians who saw the Turkish domination, relatively tolerant, being followed by the harsh Austrian one. After his defeat Tököly fled to Turkey. The other sections give a good surver of the military and diplomatic operations around the siege of Vienna. The book is not only a catalogue of battles and heroic deed in defence of the faith, but provides also i.a. descriptions of collections of the Royal Palace and the Imperial Library in Vienna.„Das lange Gedicht ist unmittelbar nach die Belagerung geschrieben worden. Dass der Verfasser wahrend der Belagerung in Wien weilte, ist warscheinlich, wird aber nicht hervorgehobem. Sicher ist, das er an dem Gefecht bei Petronnell teilnahm, welches wer mit grosser Ausfuhrlichkeit schildert, das er sich in der Nahe des Prinzen Ludwig von Savoyen befand, als dieser todlich zu Boden sank. (p 161) (...) Im weiteren Verlauf der Erzahlung wird auch Ludwig’s Bruder Eugen ernannt, der sich in der Armee des zum Entsatz heraneilenden Herzogs von Lotheringen befand. Das seltene Buchlein ist noch in anderer Beziehung interessant. Wir finden hier im 4, Gesange eine Beschreibung der Kaiserlichen Sammlungen, der Bildergalerie, der Bibliothek und der Schatzkammer. (p. 162) (….) Der Beschreibung von Wien, seiner Merkwurdigkeiten und seiner Umgebung sind 20 Strophen gewidmet“ (Apponyi 2159) [Boeknr.: 26375 ]

€ 3450,00

PLAYFAIR, Robert Lambert. The scourge of Christendom. Annals of British relations with Algiers prior to the French conquest. London, Smith, Elder & Co, 1884.Original cloth with gilt illustration on cover (spine discoloured). With 7 plates. XIV,327 pp. First edition; with armorial bookplate of Thomas Baron Brassey; with autograph dedication by the author. - Sir Robert Lambert Playfair (1828 - 1899) was a British soldier, diplomat, naturalist and author and was appointed Consul-General in Algeria in 1867. [Boeknr.: 36092 ]

€ 150,00

POSTEL, Guillaume. De la republique des Turcs, & là ou l'occasion s'offrera, des moeurs & loy de tous Muhamedistes. - Histoire et consideration de l'origine, loy, et coustume des Tartares, Persiens, Arabes, Turcs, & tous autres Ismaelites ou Muhamediques, dits par nous Mahometains, ou Sarrazins. - La tierce partie des orientales histoires, ou est exposée la condition, puissance & revenu de l'empire Turquesque .. Poitiers, Enguilbert de Marnef, 1560.3 volumes in 1. 4to. Later half calf, with red title label on spine. With 3 woodcut printer's devices on title-pages. (8),127; 57; (8),90 pp. First edition. - 'Postel was the most learned of the French travellers to the East at this period. He published the first Arabic grammar in French and numerous other learned works. He accompanied the ambassador La Forest to Constantinople in 1535 and returned to the city again in 1549. His work is not so much a descriptive account of his travels as a compendium of information gleaned while travelling and from other sources. The third book .. furnished 'an unusually complete and accurate picture of the governing system of the Ottoman empire' (Blackmer p. 281). He was perhaps the first great Arabist of the late renaissance. Postel’s work on the Ottoman Empire, written over a period of many years, represents the fruition of his experiences in the East and his appreciation of the Islam (Atabey p.523). Guillaume Postel's two stays in Turkey made him more familiar than most Europeans with Turkish customs (Hamilton, Europe and the Arab world, p.48). - (Slightly dampstained and age-browned, part two bound before part one). Atabey Collection. 977; Blackmer Collection 1335 (ed. of 1565); Apponyi 1790; Weber 139; Göllner 1005; Angus O’Neill, Koç Collection, 15.. [Boeknr.: 17031 ]

€ 9950,00

POUJADE, Eugène. Chrétiens et Turcs. Scènes et souvenirs de la vie politique, militaire et religieuse en Orient. 3me édition. Paris, Didier et Cie., 1867.Modern boards, original printed wrappers mounted. IV,556 pp. Three editions had appeared by 1867; first published in 1859. - Important publication on the historical and diplomatical history of Turkey with France, England, Russia, Austria and Hungary dealing with nation-state situations still creating problems in the Balkans today. Poujade was a French consular official who served in many posts in the Levant, including Beirut, Malta, Tarsus and the Danubian principalities. - With autograph dedication by the author. - (Library stamps on title-page).Blackmer Collection 1339; Atabey Colledction 980. [Boeknr.: 21209 ]

€ 175,00

POUJOULAT, Baptistin. Voyage a Constantinople, dans l'Asie mineure, en Mésopotamie, a Palmyre, en Syrie, en Palestine et en Égypte. Bruxelles, N.J. Gregoir, V. Wouters et Cie, 1841.2 volumes in 1. Contemporary calf, spine gilt. With wood-engraving on title-pages. 234; 304 (=300) pp. Second edition, first published in Paris 1840-1841. - Volume I contains the letters written to Michaud, November 12, 1836 to September 14, 1837; Volume II contains the letters written to his brother from October 1837 to April 1838, followed by a summary of events in Syria from January 1838 to February 1841.The letters describe mainly Asia Minor and Syria and include accounts of the Kurdish-Turkish Wars and a long description of Palmyra. Poujoulat is a very interesting and penetrating observer (Blackmer p.282)). Blackmer Collection 1341; Atabey Collection 982; Contominas Collection 573; Weber 313; Hilmy II,133. [Boeknr.: 25900 ]

€ 650,00

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

PRECHAC, Jean de. The true history of Cara Mustapha, Late Grand Visier, being a most faithful account of his first rising, the several degrees of his fortune, his amours in the serraglio, his emplois, the true cause of his undertaking the siege of Vienna, together with the particulars of his death. Written originally in French by a person of quality, and now translated in English by Francis Philon, Gent.. London, Hen. Rodes, 1685.Contemporary calf, blind ruled covers, with morocco label with gilt lettering on spine (top of spine dam.). 139 pp. First printed in Paris in 1684; in 1685 two English translations were published, also a German edition appeared in 1685. One page with a full page poem in an early owner's hand; with contemporary owner's name, John Booth. - Cara Mustapha was the grand vizier who commanded the Turkish army at the Turkish siege of Vienna in 1683. The shock of the siege and the joy felt at its relief were responsible for this spate of publications on Cara Mustapha (Atabey p. 533-534). The book, often refered to in studies of English and Continental views of the Ottoman Empire, is recognized as an early English language novel. - (Age-browned).Sturminger 2320-2323 (not this English ed.); Atabey 996; not in Blackmer. [Boeknr.: 35349 ]

€ 925,00

RACZYNSKI, Eduard. Malerische Reise in einigen Provinzen des Osmanischen Reichs. Aus dem Polnischen übersetzt. Herausgegeben von Friedrich Heinrich von der Hagen. Breslau, Grass, Barth und Comp., 1825.Later calf, with black title labels on spine. With 2 engraved and 2 lithographed plates. (4),370,VI pp. First published in Polish Dziennik podrozy do Turcyi odbyty w roku MDCCCXIV in 1821; first German edition was published in 1824. - Raczynski travelled in Turkey and Asia Minor from July-November 1814. He travelled to Constantinople via Odessa and then on to the Troad and Asia Minor, with a visit to Mitylene. Rackzynski gives a detailed account of the Plain of Troy and fairly long description of Mitylene and Assos in Asia Minor (Blackmer p.290). Count Edward Raczynski (1786-1845) was a Polish conservative politician, protector of arts and founder of the Raczynski Library in Poznan. - (Age-browned).Blackmer Collection 1375; Weber 133; not in the Atabey Collection. [Boeknr.: 35739 ]

€ 850,00

RAMSAY, Allan & Francis McCULLAGH. Tales from Turkey. Collected and done into English. London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., 1914.8vo. Original pictorial cloth. With photographic plates and illustrations by M. Veniamin Pavlovich Biélkin. XLII,282 pp. First edition. - The tales were collected orally from the people themselves, whose language Mr. Ramsay understands; and so far as I am aware, they now form, in the present volume, the largest printed collection of Turkish tales, which exists in any language, even in Turkish (Preface). [Boeknr.: 36078 ]

€ 95,00

RAMSAY, W.M. The revolution in Constantinople and Turkey. A diary. With episodes by Lady Ramsay. London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1909.Original green cloth (spine faded). With 34 photographic plates by Lady Ramsay. XV,323 pp. First edition. - Sir William Mitchell Ramsay, (1851 - 1939) was a Scottish archaeologist and New Testament scholar. By his death in 1939 he had become the foremost authority of his day on the history of Asia Minor. His wife, Lady Ramsay, granddaughter of Dr Andrew Marshall of Kirkintilloch, accompanied him in many of his journeys. [Boeknr.: 36058 ]

€ 65,00

RELATION DE CE QUI S'EST PASSÉ à la prise de Vicegradt & de Weitzen par les Imperiaux, & dans les deux combats donnez entre leurs troupes & celles des Turcs, le 17 & le 27 du mois de Juin dernier. (Paris, 2 Aoust, 1684). 4to. Old half calf, pink wrappers preserved. 8 pp. By 1683, the Ottoman Empire had spread westward until Vienne itself was under siege. Campaigns by the members of the Holy League, comprised of Austria, Poland and the Venetian Rupublic, finally brought relief to Central Europe, and negociations ended with the Treaty of Karlowitz in 1693. This Treaty, between Turkey on the one side and the countries of the Holy League on the other, resulted in Turkey's loss of Hungary, Transylvania, Croatia, Slavonia, Dalmatia, the Peloponnesus, and other territories. The Treaty also marked the beginning of the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire. This pamphlet pertains to the taking of Vicegard and Weitzen, two towns close to Budapest, by Charles, Duke of Lorraine and his Holy League forces, not long after they had relieved Vienna. Some months later, in early 1685, they also took Budapest from the Turks, and the Turkish hegemony in Eastern Europe was over.We have not located any copy in any library which we have consulted. [Boeknr.: 35321 ]

€ 2250,00

RELATION DE TOUT CE QUI S'EST PASSÉ EN ALLEMAGNE DEPUIS LA DESCENTE DES TURCS EN HONGRIE JUSQUES à LA LEVÉE DU SIEGE DE VIENNE. Cologne, Jacques le Jeune, 1683.12mo. Wrappers. 72 pp. Interessantes, flott geschriebenes Wercken. Der Author muss ein sehr wohl informierter Mann gewesen sein, der sowohl am französischen Hofe, als auf dem türkischen Kriegsschauplatze zu Hause war. Die Schilderung der Begebnisse vor der Belagerung ist mit mehr Weitläufigkeit und Sachkenntniss behandelt als in den meisten Schriften dieser Epoche, die Belagerung selbst nicht in Form eines Diariums, sondern in zusammenhängender, lebendiger Erzählung (Apponyi p. 183-184). Sturminger 2439 ; Apponyi 1060. [Boeknr.: 29047 ]

€ 975,00

RELATION DU SIÈGE DE VIENNE, MIS PAR LES TURCS LE QUINSIÈME JUILLET, ET LEVÉ LE DOUZIÈME SEPTEMBRE DE L'ANNÉE 1683. Par MXXX François, a un de ses amis. Toulouse, Jean Boude, 1683.Sm.8vo. Contemporary calf (expertly restored), spine richly gilt on 4 raised bands. 284 pp. First edition. - Rare French account of the famous Siege of Vienne in 1683. - Fine.Sturminger 2442; not in the Blackmer or Atabey Collection. [Boeknr.: 33357 ]

€ 1150,00

RELATION, VON DER VICTORIA DER CHRISTEN , so sie bey Entsatz der Statt Wien, gegen die Türcken erhalten. (No pl., 1683)4to. Old red paper spine. With woodcut arms on title and a large woodcut tailpiece. (6) lvs. Apponyi 1062; Sturminger 2450.. - (Browned). [Boeknr.: 35344 ]

€ 595,00

RELAZIONE DELL'ARMATA FATTA DAL TURCO L' ANNO 1682. Venedig, 1683. Folio. Later boards. Italian manuscript on paper. (32) lvs. Description of the march out of the Turkish army from Konstantinopel where the plague raged, to Adrianopel, fall 1682. There the Ottoman forces were gathered for the attack on Vienna. The author pictures the outfit of the party, with accompaniment of music and the wonderful decorated vehicles and the refresments "varii rinfreschi di Confetturo, Sorbetti, Caffé, e Tabacchi di più sorti".At the end follows a detailed statistical report of all the participating people, their force, their arms, etc. Hardly ten years later in Matthäus Merian’s Theatrum Europaeum, the depart of the army is described the same way: Der Außzug aber war folgender massen beschaffen: Anfangs sahe man eine grosse Anzahl Janitscharen. Diesen folgeten vier tausend Mann von deß Groß-Veziers Leib-Guarde, welche alle halbe Piquen trugen, die oben an den Spitzen kleine Fähnlein von unterschiedlichen Farben hatten, Auff diese kamen sechs tausend junger Mannschafft, in schwarz-gülden Stücken gekleidet (vol. XII, p. 491). March 31 1683 the army consisting of 168.000 men with artillery left Adrianopel with direction Vienna. On July the 15th the second siege began which ended two months later with the relief of the city and the defeat of Kara Mustapha. - Some waterstaining but in all a good copy [Boeknr.: 30885 ]

€ 11500,00

RIETSTAP, Johannes Baptista. De wereldbol. Nieuwe serie, bevattende de belangrijkste land en zeereizen van de laatste tijden. Arnhem, J. Voltelen, 1882. 8vo. Original decorated embossed cloth. With coloured plate of Vigo and 2 maps. 475 pp. Reizen van Nordenskjöld naar Spitsbergen, de Poolzee en de Jenissei, en opsporing van den noordoostelijken doortocht met de Vega. - Reizen van de Willem Barents naar de IJszee. - Reizen van mevrouw Barssey naar Konstantinopel, de Ionische eilanden en Cyprus. - Reis naar het land der zigeuners, door Victor Tisso. etc. [Boeknr.: 36244 ]

€ 45,00

ROBERT, Cyprien. Les slaves de Turquie. Serbes, Monténégrins, Bosniaques, Albanais et Bulgares. Leurs ressources, leurs tendances et leurs progrès politiques. Paris, L. Passard et Jules Labitte, 1844.2 volumes in 1. Contemporary half morocco (top of spine sl. dam.). III,(1),360; (4),416 pp. Treatise on the history and culture of the Slavs in the Orient. - (Age-browned; last lvs with small waterstain in blank corner). - Rare. [Boeknr.: 14061 ]

€ 275,00

RÖDER VON DIERSBURG, Philipp. Des Markgrafen Ludwig Wilhelm von Baden Feldzüge wider die Türken. grösstentheils nach bis jetzt unbenützten Handschriften. Band II. Carlsruhe, Chr. Fr. Mül1er, 1842. Original half decorated cloth. With 4 (2 folding)) plans. XXVI,446 pp. [Boeknr.: 35329 ]

€ 200,00

RUETE, Emily. Herinneringen van een Arabische prinses. Vertaald door Tinke Davids. Nawoord Annegret Nippa. ('s Gravenhage), Pandora, 2003. Wrappers. With 10 illustrations. 304 pp. First published in German Leben im Sultanspalast, Memoiren aus dem 19. Jahrhundert. 1886. Emily Ruete (1844 - 1924) was born in Zanzibar as Salama bint Said, also called Sayyida Salme, a Princess of Zanzibar and Oman. [Boeknr.: 36120 ]

€ 15,00

SADOLETO, Jacopo. De bello suscipiendo contra Turcas ad Ludovicum regem Galliarum oratio. (Rome, J. Mazzocchi, 1509 ?).4to. Modern boards, in cloth box. 46 lvs. First edition; with contemporary ownership inscription of Nic. Gallerii on first leaf. - An address to the French king on the Turkish question. Sadoleto is in favour of war and harks back to Charles Martell, grandfather of Charlemagne, who checked the Muslim invasion of Europe by defeating the Moors at Poitiers in 732. He reviews the recent history of the conflict with Turkey with particular reference to Venice and judges the time ripe for the French king not only to end the Turkish threat but assume control of Greece and Asia Minor. Jacopo Sadoleto (1477-1547), an Italian humanist, was born in Modena in 1477. Passing to Rome, he obtained the patronage of Cardinal Carafa and adopted the ecclesiastical career. Pope Leo X chose him as a secretary and in 1517 made him bishop of Carpentras. Sadoleto approved himself a faithful servant of the papacy in many difficult negotiations under successive Popes, especially as a peacemaker. His great aim was to win back the Protestants by peaceful persuasion. He was a devoted bishop and left his diocese with reluctance even after he was made a cardinal in 1536. Some authorities in the past have treated the book as an incunable, which is why it features in Goff (S17, Harvard only) No other copy is recorded. [Boeknr.: 28918 ]

€ 5450,00


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