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[MONTMIGNON, JEAN BAPTISTE ABBÉ]:
Choix des lettres édifiantes, écrites des missions étrangères, précédé de tableaux géographiques, historiques, politiques, religieux et littéraires, des pays de mission. Seconde édition. 8 volumes. Paris, Grimbert, 1824-1826.
. Pp. (iv), cxx, 380; (iv), iv, 543; viii, 575; (iv), xx, 486; (iv), iv, 516; (iv), 475; (iv), 460; (iv), 494. Contemporary marbled calf, flat spines richly decorated in gilt and with red title labels. Marbled edges with matching endpapers. Armorial Bookplates. Binding somewhat rubbed, top of spine to volume four with wear and slightly chipped, otherwise a very attractive set. Comprises: Vols. i-iii. Missions de la Chine; iv. Missions de l'Inde; v-vi. Missions du Levant; vii-viii. Missions de l'Amerique. First edition was published in 1808-09.
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Book number: 35145
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Catalogue: Travel general
Keywords: Travel general, china, india, levant, america, tartary, siam, tonkin, cochinchina, cochinchine, travel, travels, exploration, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, kina, chine,

 
[TURKEY]
Le François a Constantinople. Ouvrage qui donne une idée claire &c précise de la Nation Turque, des Moeurs, des Usages, des Manieres, des Arts, de la Religion, des Loix, & de la forme des Jugemens, des Forces, tant de terre, que de mer, du Commerce, des Cérémonies publiques, des Revenus de l'Empire, de la Géographie du Pays, tant ancienne que moderne; enfin de ce qui a rapport à cet Empire. Constantinople, et se trouve à Paris, Hôtel de Mesgrignu,1787.
. Small 12mo. Pp. 155. Contemporary calf, spine richly gilt, red title label, rubbed, small wormhole loss on rear cover. First edition. Rare, anonymous account of Turkey. We haven't been able to find any reference copies and only traced two library copies (Berlin and Copac). Not in Atabey.
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Book number: 121202
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Catalogue: Near East
Keywords: Near East, turkey, levant, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration,

 
[PROMÉ, JEAN (EDIT.)]:
[LEVANT, BALTIC STATES, RUSSIA, ETC.] Les voyages de Monsieur Des Hayes, baron de Courmesvin, en Dannemarc. Enrichis d'annotations. BOUND WITH: Les voyages de M. Quiclet a Constantinople par terre. Enrichis d'annotations. Paris, Pierre Bienfait, 1664.
. 12mo. Pp. (viii), 284, (4); (viii), 246. Contemporary calf, spine with four raised bands, decorated in gilt, rubbed, sprinkled edges. Old ownership signature on title. First edition.The first work is written as a diary dealing with Louis Des Hayes' stay in Denmark and his preparations for a diplomatic mission to Moscow regarding a commercial treaty for the Baltic Sea trade. Includes descriptions of various parts of Denmark, Schleswig-Holstein and the Baltic countries. The second work recounts the journey of Quiclet to the Levant in 1658. He visited the cities of Ragusa, Sarajevo, Belgrad and Andrianople (Edirne). At end a description of Constantinople. It was published posthumously by Jean Promé. Blackmer 1360. Weber 317 (Quiclet).
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Catalogue: Near East
Keywords: Near East, levant, europe, constantinople, turkey, turkish, turque, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, oriental, travel, exploration, russia, russe, commerce, trade, bosnia, dubrovnik, dalmatia, serbia, denmark, scandinavia,

 
[GODARD D'AUCOURT, CLAUDE]:
Mémoires turcs, ou histoire galante de deux turcs, pendant leur séjour en France. Par un auteur turc de toutes les Académies Mahométanes, licencié en droit turc, & Maître-ès-Arts de l'Université de Constantinople. Two parts in one volume. Francfort, chez la veuve Knoch & J.G. Eslinger, 1765.
. 12mo. Pp. (Iv), 160; (iv), 234. Contemporary calf, spine gilt with five raised bands and title label, worn and hinges weak, spine ends chipped. First edition was published in 1743. It's a novel about Paris seen through the eyes of an observant Turkish man written in the new literary genre developed at this time. Cf Atabey 508. Gay v, 49. Cf Hayn-Got. v, 273.
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Book number: 23117
€  480.00 [Appr.: US$ 543.42 | £UK 408 | JP¥ 61484]
Catalogue: Near East
Keywords: Near East, turkey, turkish, near east, east, eastern, levant, ottoman, travel, exploration, asia, asie, asien, asiatic

 
[TURKEY].
Turcici imperii status. Seu discurses varii de rebus turcarum. Lugd. Bat., ex off. Elzeviriana, 1630.
. 16mo. Pp. (viii) including engraved title, 314, index (5). Slightly later half calf, somewhat rubbed. Old annotations and underlinings. First edition. A collection of excerpts and short works by several writers such as Busbecq, Soranzo, Montalbano, Malaguzzi, etc. It's covering the historical and military state of the Ottoman Empire and includes much information about Constantinople at the time. Berghman 1903. Willems 340.
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Book number: 40006
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Catalogue: Near East
Keywords: Near East, turkey, turkish, levant, ottoman, travel, exploration, explore, asia, asie, asien, asiatic,

 AVRIL, PHILIPPE:, Voyage en divers etats d'Europe et d'Asie, entrepris pour découvrir un nouveau chemin à la Chine. Contenant plusiers remarques curieuses de physique, de geographie, d'hydrographie & d'histoire. Avec une description de la grande Tartarie, & les differens peuples qui l'habitent. Paris, Claude Barbin, Jean Boudot, George & Louis Josse, 1692.
AVRIL, PHILIPPE:
Voyage en divers etats d'Europe et d'Asie, entrepris pour découvrir un nouveau chemin à la Chine. Contenant plusiers remarques curieuses de physique, de geographie, d'hydrographie & d'histoire. Avec une description de la grande Tartarie, & les differens peuples qui l'habitent. Paris, Claude Barbin, Jean Boudot, George & Louis Josse, 1692.
. 4to. Pp. (xx), 406, (ii), (24) table. With engraved portrait of Gen. Stanislas Jablonowski, one folding engraved map, three engraved plates and five large engraved vignettes. Contemporary calf, covers ruled in gilt, flat spine with elaborate gilt decoration and red title label, r.e. Bookplate on front paste down. First edition of Avril's narrative of his two journeys through Central Asia aiming to discover new overland routes to China. Philippe Avril, Jesuit professor of philosophy and mathematics at Paris, was summoned by Father Ferdinand Verbiest in Peking to join the mission there. For eight years, from 1682 to 1690, Avril travelled overland as far as North and Northwest China but ultimately failing to reach Peking. This narrative covers both journeys; the first by caravan through Syria, Kurdistan, Armenia, Persia and across the Caspian to Astrakan where he had to turn back, and the second about his attempt to cross Siberia from Moscow to China, with his return to the West through Constantinople, Moldavia, Poland and Lithuania. Avril's narrative is based on earlier Jeusit reports but also on new information given to him by caravan travellers and rulers he met en route, in particular the king of Syria. Cordier BS 2088. Cf Walravens (1987) 55.
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Book number: 100546
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Catalogue: Near East
Keywords: Near East, china, chine, kina, chinese, syria, persia, turkey, levant, ottoman, travel, exploration, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, central asia, kurdistan, siberia, russia, russian,

 
BARTHÉLEMY, CHARLES:
Histoire de Turquie depuis les temps les plus regules jusqu'a nos jours. Tours 1856.
. Pp. (iv), 411. With engraved frontispiece and 3 engraved plates. Contemporary blindstamped cloth with gilt decoration on covers, spine richly decorated in gilt ("Cartonnage Romantique").
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Book number: 28123
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Catalogue: Near East
Keywords: Near East, turkey, turkish, east , eastern, levant, ottoman, travel, travels, exploration, explore, asia, asie, asiatic, asien

 
BERGGREN, JACOB:
Resor i Europa och österländerne. Three volumes. Stockholm, S. Rumstedt, 1826-28.
. Comprises: Pp. (xxii), 375, (1); 558, (2), (ii), 70; 140, one blank leaf (with price information on the verso), 112 + (1) with 5 folding tables. Three engraved titles with vignettes, two folding maps and one engraved plan. Contemporary half calf on marbled boards, flat spines ruled in gilt, with title labels, red sprinkled edges, lightly rubbed. Spine ends with some wear, volume two head with small loss. Some very light staining to volume two but overall a very handsome and fresh copy.First edition of an important travel account of the Levant by Jacob Berggren (1790-1868), chaplain to the Swedish embassy in Constantinople. Contains an accurate account of Constantinople at this time and a narrative of Berggren's travels in the area between 1820-22. He visited Syria, Lebanon, the Holy Land and Jordania. One appendix (70 pp.) deals with plants collected by Berggren and described by the Swedish botanist Göran Wahlenberg. The other appendix (text in French) contains a guide to certain places of cultural interest in Syria and Palestine. Krok p. 72. Röhricht 1689.
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Book number: 120530
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Catalogue: Near East
Keywords: Near East, levant, holy land, syria, turkey, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration, natural history,

 
BOSKOVI'C [BOSCOVICH], RUDJER JOSIB:
Giornale di un viaggio da Constantinopoli in Polonia. Con una sua relazione delle Rovina de Troja. Bassano, a spese remondini di Venezia, 1784.
. Pp. xxiv, 231. Contemporary calf, spine gilt in compartments, rubbed, red edges. Bookplate (Library of Ericsberg castle, Sweden). First Italian edition of a travel account devoted to Turkey, Bulgaria and Moldavia, and includes a chapter about Troy based on Pietro Correr's report from his visit in 1761. Originally published in French at Lausanne in 1772, translated from Boscovich's manuscript by Pierre Henin. Rudjer Josib Boscovi'c was born in 1711 in Ragusa (Dalmatia) and became a Jesuit diplomat and polymath who made several scientific and diplomatic missions around the world. He joined the British Ambassador Sir James Porter to Constantinople in 1746. On his return journey he travelled through Bulgaria and Moldavia before he reached Warsaw where he stayed for several months. It's possible that his ms was translated during the time in Warsaw since his friend Pierre Henin served at the French embassy there. Cf Atabey 137. Whyte p. 220.
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Book number: 99695
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Keywords: Near East, turque, turkey, turkish, levant, poland, polish, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration, jesuits, moldavia, bulgaria

 BRASSEY, LADY ANNA (ANNIE):, Sunshine and Storm in the East, or Cruises to Cyprus and Constantinople. London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1880.
BRASSEY, LADY ANNA (ANNIE):
Sunshine and Storm in the East, or Cruises to Cyprus and Constantinople. London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1880.
. Pp. xx, (ii), 448. With two folding coloured maps (of the route of the voyage and Cyprus), nine wood-engraved full-page plates with tissue guards and more than 100 wood cut illustrations throughout the text. Publisher's pictorial cloth, richly gilt, designed by Gustave Doré. Old inscription on half title. First edition. Annie Brassey and her husband travelled the world for many years in their private yacht "Sunbeam". Lady Annie wrote four travel accounts which became immensely popular. This narrative treats two voyages; one in the western Mediterranean in 1874 and another in 1878 which went to Cyprus and Constantinople. Blackmer 195. Robinson p. 203.
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Book number: 100904
€  760.00 [Appr.: US$ 860.41 | £UK 646 | JP¥ 97349]
Catalogue: Near East
Keywords: Near East, turkey, turkish, turquie, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, levant, travel, exploration, constantinople, cyprus, near east, oriental

 DE BRUJN (BRUYN), CORNELIS:, Voyages par la Moscovie, en Perse et aux Indes Orientales; ... on y a ajouté la route qu'a suivie M. Isbrants, ambassadeur de Moscovie, en traversant la Russie et la Tartarie pour se rendre à la Chine et quelques remarques contre M. Chardin et Kaempfer.      Two volumes in one. Amsterdam, chez les Frères Wetstein, 1718.
DE BRUJN (BRUYN), CORNELIS:
Voyages par la Moscovie, en Perse et aux Indes Orientales; ... on y a ajouté la route qu'a suivie M. Isbrants, ambassadeur de Moscovie, en traversant la Russie et la Tartarie pour se rendre à la Chine et quelques remarques contre M. Chardin et Kaempfer. Two volumes in one. Amsterdam, chez les Frères Wetstein, 1718.
. Folio. Pp. (viii), 252; (ii), 253-469. With titles printed in red and black, engraved frontispiece, three folding engraved maps, 273 engravings (numbered 1-262 and eleven unnumbered) and 44 engravings in the text. The beautiful illustrations depict impressive costumes, grand views (including two folding panoramas of Moscow and Isfahan), interesting flora and fauna, animals, monuments, antiquities, etc. Contemporary full calf, expertly restored, original spine preserved, covers ruled in gilt and spine richly decorated and lettered in gilt, marbled edges. First French edition, translated from the original Dutch published in 1714.Cornelis De Brujn born at the Hague in 1652 was a Dutch painter and traveller. He made his first journey in 1674 to the Levant where he stayed for seven years. This work is devoted to his second journey which took him to Russia, Persia, India, Ceylon and Indonesia. His account is devoted to the countries visited, their peoples and customs, culture and natural history. It is mainly recognised for the lovely illustrations made after his drawings. He visited the Samoyedic country, Moscow, Astrakhan, Siberia, Isfahan, Persepolis, Garmeroon, Cochin in India, and Batavia and Bantam in Indonesia. Of particular interest is De Brujn's description of the Samoyedic people, one of the earliest, and the account with illustrations of Persepolis. In addition he describes the journey by Everand Ysbrants Ides to China. A magnificent copy with excellent impression of the attractive engravings. Chadenat ii, 5085. Cohen-De Ricci p. 610. Lipperheide Kaa 6. Howgego B177.
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Book number: 120966
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Catalogue: Travel general
Keywords: Travel general, persia, persien, perse, india, russia, russian, russe, travel, exploration, near east, ceylon, indonesia, levant, samoyedic, samodeic, siberia,

 
LE CHEVALIER, JEAN BAPTISTE / BERGSTEDT, ERIK (TRANSL.):
Resa till Propontiden och Svarta Havet. Three volumes. Stockholm 1802-05.
. Pp. (xx), 5-275; (vi), 256 (2); (ii), 329, (1). With seven engraved maps, of which one large of Constantinople, and seven aquatint engraved plates. Some staining, a few plates are soiled and some with tear at margin. Half calf, spines with four raised gilt bands and lettered in gilt. A Swedish version of "Voyage de la Propontide et du Pont Euxin" (Paris 1800), translated by Bergstedt and with his comments and addendum. Includes additional descriptions of Smyrna, the Troad, the islands of Zea, Tenedos, Myteline, Chios, Samos, Rhodes, etc, and the ruins of Miletus and Ephesus. Includes Dallaway's descriptions of the Bosporus and Constantinople and a translation of Orpheus' poem about "the Argonautic train". References from works by Peyssonnel, D'Ohsson and William Eton have been used. The translator, Le Chevalier, was a Swedish diplomat who travelled extensively to Egypt, Constantinople and Greece between 1794 and 1797. The first part contains mainly his own travel account. Cf Atabey 697.
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Book number: 99992
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Catalogue: Near East
Keywords: Near East, turkey, greece, greek, turkish, asia, asie, asien, levant, europe, european, travel, exploration, voyage,

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