FIGHTING THE TURKS – A RARE ITALIAN CHAPBOOK

Eruditissima istoria dell’assedio fatto dalli Turchi all città di Malta. 

Naples, [c. 1800?]. 

4to, pp. [8]; with woodcut of Malta surrounded by ships to title; some creasing; a very good, untrimmed and unopened copy; unbound.

£650

Approximately:
US $809€756

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Scarce poem on the 1565 Great Siege of Malta, when around 2400 Knights Hospitallers and Maltese inhabitants repelled an Ottoman invasion lead by Dragut and Mustafa Pasha.  Library catalogues credit the work to Innico Grivaccio. 

Only the BL copy on Library Hub; only one copy in the US (Harvard) on OCLC. 

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