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Lettres du Baron de Busbec,
1748 - Ambassadeur de Ferdinand I, Roy des Romains, de Hongrie, &c. auprés de Soliman II, Empereur des Turcs. Nommé ensuite Ambassadeur de l'Empereur Rodolphe II, à la Cour de France, sous le regne de Henry III, traduites en François, avec des notes Historiques & Geographiques, Par M. l'Abbé de Foy, Chanoine de l'Eglise de Meaux.Third French edition. Titles in red & black. 3 vols. 12mo. Particularly fine contemporary mottled calf, spines gilt, with red & green morocco labels to each. [ii], xxx, 264, [4]; [ii], 434; [ii], 350, 28pp. Paris, A particularly fine copy of this interesting work, which includes both Busbecq's Turkish and French letters. A native of Flanders, Busbecq held a number of diplomatic posts whilst in the service of the Holy Roman Emperor, Ferdinand I. Of these, his mission to the Court of Suleiman the Magnificent is certainly the most famous, and is recorded here in four letters to his friend Nicholas Michault, later Imperial Ambassador to Portugal. Busbecq described his impressions of everything he saw in Turkey, including the Sultan, the architecture, the flora and fauna, the landscape, slavery, the military, clothing &c.&c. Blackmer, 255. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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