2 volumes, folio (335 x 235mm), pp. I: , 372, [4 (blank)]; II: , 373-757, [3 (blank)]; colour-printed illustrations in the text, many full-page; original red boards, lettered and decorated in gilt, light-brown endpapers; a fine set.
US $824 €711
Added to your basket:
The Ottoman World. The Sefik E. Atabey Collection. Books, Manuscripts and Maps.
First and only edition, limited to 750 sets. A comprehensive catalogue of Sefik E. Atabey's remarkable library of some 1,370 pre-1854 books, manuscripts, and maps relating to the Ottoman Empire and the Middle East. Each item is carefully described and annotated, and the catalogue is supplemented by indices of authors, editors, artists, engravers, binders, and subscribers; selected places and subject; and the titles of anonymous publications.
The work is an important addition to the reference literature on the subject, and can be considered complementary to Navari's earlier Greece and the Levant: the Catalogue of the Henry Myron Blackmer Collection (London: 1989). The collection (which was sold en bloc in the late 1990s) was particularly notable for the number of works it contained from celebrated libraries, including those of Britwell Court, the duc de La Rochefoucauld at Roche-Guyon, the Duke of Portland, the Duke of Marlborough, the Earls Fitzwilliam, Charles X of France, and Czar Nicholas I of Russia (a number in fine armorial bindings), which are identified in the separate index of provenances.
You may also be interested in...
Madeira, Canary Islands, Azores, Western Morocco. Handbook for travellers by Karl Baedeker.
First edition in English, very rare; first published in German in 1934. Published shortly before the outbreak of the war, few copies of the English edition were distributed and the rest of the publisher’s stock was entirely destroyed by British bombing on 4 December 1943.
Travels in the south of Spain, in letters written A.D. 1809 and 1810.
First edition. William Jacob (?1762–1851), Member of Parliament for Rye in Sussex, was a merchant whose South American trading interests made him an enthusiastic supporter of the Spanish American colonies. He spent six months in Spain during the early stages of the Peninsular War, although he writes as a civilian.