Mémoires historiques, politiques et géographiques des voyages. Faits en Turquie, en Perse, et en Arabie, depuis 1782, jusqu'en 1789; Avec les observations sur la religion, les moeurs, le caractère & le commerce de ces trois nations. Two volumes. Paris, chez Buisson, 1790.
Pp. (ii), xxiv, 298, errata (1) ; (ii), x, 303, errata (1). Contemporary sprinkled calf, spines gilt ruled in compartments with red and green morocco title labels. Bookplate (Sir Edmund Antrobus). First edition.Ferrieres-Sauveboeuf was a French diplomat who for many years travelled throughout the Levant, Persia, Arabia and Caucasia including several visits to Constantinople. He was fluent in Turkish and Persian. His account is rich with information of the countries, people, characters, religion, etc. and mainly based on his own observations. Further he records much details about the Turkish-Russian war of 1788-9. He was engaged to undertake secret missions in the area under the ministry of Vergennes who earlier had been French ambassador to the Porte (from 1755). It might explain his loyalty to Vergennes and the vitriolic attacks against Comte de Choiseul Gouffier who was the ambassador in Constantinople at the time (1784-91). Atabey 428 (second ed.). Blackmer 590. Weber ii, 598.
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