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Title: L'Ottomanno ...Naples, Costantino Vitale, 1600. 4to. 17th-century limp sheepskin parchment.
Description: , . . Göllner, Turcica 2452; ICCU CNCE 53796 (5 copies); WorldCat (3 copies); cf. Adams S1462 (1599 Milan ed.); Atabey 1157 (1598 ed.); Blackmer 1575 (1598 ed.). Fourth edition, with an extensive new index, of a detailed account of the Ottoman Empire under the infamous Sultan Mehmed III (reigned 1595-1603), first published by Vittorio Baldini in Ferrara in 1598 (he also published one of two 1599 editions, the other appearing at Milan). It concentrates especially on the Empire's administrative structure, resources and organization. Little is known about the author, but what are supposed to be two members of his family were Venetian ambassadors to the Ottoman Empire and the book appears to be based on intimate first-hand knowledge of Ottoman affairs.In very good condition and with ample margins, with a small stain in the first few leaves, occasional, mostly marginal minor foxing, and a small marginal tear. The binding wrinkled and with a few small stains. A contemporary account of the Ottoman government, with much information not found elsewhere.

Keywords: *MIDDLE EAST & ISLAMIC WORLD, Law & Politics, *LAW, PHILOSOPHY & POLITICS, Turkey & Ottoman Empire

Price: EUR 8500.00 = appr. US$ 9238.20 Seller: A. Asher & Co. B.V.
- Book number: F78BZ901U79O


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