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RICAUT (RYCAUT), SIR PAUL: - Histoire de l'état present de l'empire Ottoman: contenant le maximes politiques des Turcs, les principaux points de la religion Mahometane, ses sectes, ses héresies, & ses diverses fortes de religieux; leur discipline militaire, ... Paris, Sebastien Mabre-Cramoisy, 1670.

12mo. Pp. (xvi), 661, (3). Bookplate and old ownership signature. With engraved extra title by N. Cochin, one engraved vignette and 18 engraved plates (17 folding) by Sebastien Le Clerc depicting Turkish costumes. Contemporary calf, flat spine richly gilt, rubbed and hinges weak, spine ends chipped. The second French edition of this important work on the Ottoman Empire mainly based on Rycaut's personal experiences. Rycaut was secretary to the British Ambassador in Constantinople from 1661 to 1667 when he was appointed consul at Smyrna. Cf Atabey 1069. (Amsterdam 1670). Cf Blackmer 1464. Lipperheide 1408. Willems 1872.
EUR 1000.00 [Appr.: US$ 1134.77 | £UK 856.5 | JP¥ 126614] Book number 14390

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