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CONSTANTINOPLE in 1828: a residence of sixteen months in the Turkish capital and provinces : with an account of the present state of the naval and military power, and of the resources of the Ottoman empire
London, Saunders & Otley, 1829.. FIRST EDITION 1829. 4to, approximately 275 x 215 mm, 10¾ x 8½ inches, 5 engraved plates, 3 hand coloured lithographs, 1 being the frontispiece, 1 plate of antquities in sepia and a double-page view of Constantinople lithographed on india paper and mounted on thicker paper, pages: xix, [1], 1-406, handsomely rebound in full modern morocco, 2 red gilt lettered labels, extra gilt spine, gilt and blind decoration to covers, marbled edges, new marbled endpapers. No half-title present, faint offset from text to colour plates, last 2 pages have a faint vertical crease, occasional dusty marks to margins, occasional pale age-browning, 1 plate has tiny nick to fore-edge, last 2 pages have tiny nick to bottom edge, otherwise a very good copy housed in a plain modern brown cloth slipcase. Some copies of early issues had an advert leaf at rear, not present in our copy. According to Atabey citing Abbey "an Appendix was published separately after the initial appearance of the first edition which is sometimes found bound in". Not present in our copy and not present in either the Blackmer copy nor the Atabey copy. See: The Ottoman World The Sefik E. Atabey Collection, 741; Sotheby's The Library of Henry M. Blackmer II, 798. Travel in Aquatint and Lithography from the Library of J. R. Abbey, 393. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.
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