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MOORE, Andrew.:
A COMPENDIOUS HISTORY OF THE TURKS: containing an exact account of the originall of that people; the rise of the Othoman family; and the valiant undertakings of the Christians against them: with their various events.
London, John Streater, 1660. FIRST EDITION 1660, small thick 8vo, approximately 175 x 115 mm, 6¾ x 4½ inches, pages: [4], 624, 621-876, 867-882, 893-1148, 1147-1290, 1287-1446, 1433-1434, [14], pagination a little erratic, collated and guaranteed complete, bound in full contemporary calf, blind rules to covers, raised bands and gilt rules to spine, gilt lettered morocco label, all edges red. Head and tail of spine slightly worn, a little cracking at tail, hinges rubbed and upper hinge just starting to crack at tail, old ink blot (30 mm, 1¼") to lower inner corner of title page obscuring part of 'Andrew' and 'printed', neat paper strengthening to that corner, 2 small ink names on title page, 1 dated 1663, 2 small top corners missing with slight loss to page numbers, 1 or 2 dark spots or small pale stains, no loss of legibility. A very good tight clean copy of an uncommon book. The author, describing the Turks as "this barbarous nation, the world's present terror" begins his work with an account of their history before the rise of the Ottoman family. The lives of the Ottoman kings and emperors begins on page 118 at the beginning of the 14th century, with the life of King Othoman the founder of the Empire and ends with that of Achmat II, 13th emperor of the Turks in the mid 17th century. Sefik E. Atabey, The Ottoman World, Volume II, No. 833. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
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