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Tott, Francois de, Baron
Mémoires du Baron de Tott, sur les Turcs et Les Tartares
a Maestricht: chez J.E. Dufour & Ph. Roux, 1785. Same year as the 4to Second edition and a Paris 12mo edition. 4 parts. 2 vols. 12mo. Contemporary German half mottled calf, gilt spine paste paper boards. Stamp of the "Terschner Bibliothek" in red on verso of 2 title pages. Fine set. Same year as the 4to Second edition and a Paris 12mo edition. 4 parts. 2 vols. 12mo. "De Tott had a deep knowledge of Turkey. He was a Hungarian in the French service to the Embassy in Constaniople from 1755 to 1763. In 1767 he was named Consul in the Crimea. In about 1769 he returned to Constaniople, appaerently seconded to the Sultan with orders to reorganize the Army and fortify the Black Sea coasts. In 1776 he was appointed inspector general of the General of the French Consulate in the Levant. He immediately went on a tour of inspection, accompanied by Sonnini which lasted until 1778." Atabey"In spite of strong criticism from more prejudiiced quarters, this highly successful work set new standards of objectivity in its description of the Ottoman Empire. This edition not in Blackmer, nor in Atabey. Brunet V, 901!JC-NY/Tra
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