Notice sur La Cour du Grand-Seigneur, son Serail, Son Harem, La Famille du Sang Imperial, Sa Maison Militaire, et ses Ministres

By: Beauvoisins, Joseph Eugene

Price: $325.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket


110 pp. Original 3/4 leather with brown/pink/green marbled boards. Leather corners and are rubbed, boards bit rubbed, spine aged with gilt missing only half the label still present, spine tips chipped. End papers a bit oxidized. Title page has gift inscription to Vere henry Foster dated 1845 as well as a French stamp, pages have minimal foxing, some storage creasing to the page corners, otherwise clean and unmarked, binding sturdy. Published in the same year as the first edition (printed in Rome) this is an account of the Ottoman court, written by Beauvoisins who was held as a prisoner-of-war for three years in Greece and Turkey betweeen 1799 and 1801. His book describes the family of the Sultan "and explains the functions of the vast army of Ottoman servants and -court attendants" (Blackmer Catalogue). Vere Henry Foster, whose book this was (1819-1900) was a member of the Irish Foreign Service until he resigned to devote his life to bettering the Irish lower class. He contributed funds for over 25,000 Irish to emigrate to the U.S. , and supported teachers and schools in Ireland. A scarce copy of a classic on Turkey and its ruling families with a nice association. In French.; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

Title: Notice sur La Cour du Grand-Seigneur, son Serail, Son Harem, La Famille du Sang Imperial, Sa Maison Militaire, et ses Ministres

Author Name: Beauvoisins, Joseph Eugene

Categories: History: Middle East/Near East, Antiquarian/Rare,

Edition: Second Edition

Publisher: Paris, Gabriel Waree: 1807

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 003954

Keywords: Ottoman Empire; Turkey,