8vo, pp. viii, 280; sporadic light foxing due to paper quality, but a very good copy, bound in contemporary half sheep, spine gilt-ruled in compartments, gilt lettering piece, shelfmark labels at head and foot of spine; front pastedown with book label (‘Franz, Graf von Schönborn’) of Franz, first Count of Schönborn-Buchheim (1768–1841), Schönborn-Buchheim armorial library label with shelfmark, and book label of Şefik E. Atabey.
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Geschichte des Oesterreich-Russischen und Türkischen Krieges, in den Jahren von 1787. bis 1792. Nebst Aktenstücken und Urkunden.
First and only edition, extremely rare, of this account of the Austro-Turkish War of 1788-1791, and of the concurrent Russo-Turkish war of 1787-92. It includes the full texts of the Treaty of Sistova of 4 August 1791 and of a separate convention attached to it, in both French and German. While the gains for Austria were meagre, the end of the Russo-Turkish war, sanctioned by the Treaty of Jassy of 9 January 1792, effectively left Russia in control of the Black Sea.
Library Hub shows a single copy, at the British Library.
Atabey 490 (this copy); not in Blackmer.
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