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Soiter, Melchior."
De bello Pannonico, per illustrissimum principem dominum ac dominum Fridericum Comitem Palatinum Rheni Bavariaeque ducem perque optimum, adversus Soleymannum Turcarem Tyrannum & Amyram…. Item strategemation ac rerum turcicarum epithome …. Item de Turcarem militaribus magistrattibus."
(Augsburg), Augustae Vindelicorum Alexander Weissenborn excudat, 1538.4to. Recent blind-tooled period style calf. With full-page woodcut of the Duke Friedrich in full armour on horseback (by Michael Ostendorfer?) and 6 large woodcut initials. (71) lvs. (old manuscript numbering on upper outer corner). First edition; with the bookplate of Sefik E. Atabey. - Melchior Soiter was a lawyer born in Windau (Curland), who covered several dignities in the organization of the Holy Roman Empire and participated personally to the campaign he describes in this book. The first section gives an account of the Turkish invasion into Hungary in 1529-30, and the unsuccessful siege of Vienna. The second section, written by the jurist Johannes Schnotenbeck, is an accurate explanation of the Ottoman military functionaries with several details on the tasks of every officer and a final economical statistics of the Turkish Empire, considering both its European and Asiatic territories. Apponyi I, 269; Atabey Collection 1152; Gullner 626; not in the Blackmer Collection."
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