Histoire de l’Empire Othoman ou se Voyent les Causes de son Aggrandissement et de sa Decadence. Dimitrie Cantemir.
Histoire de l’Empire Othoman ou se Voyent les Causes de son Aggrandissement et de sa Decadence

Histoire de l’Empire Othoman ou se Voyent les Causes de son Aggrandissement et de sa Decadence

Paris: Barois, c. 1743. Edition: First Edition. , Binding: Contemporary full calf. Spine in six compartments of raised bands. Gilt text on morocco label on 2. Gilt rules and ornamentation on 1,3,4,5 and 6. All edges dyed red. Gilt dentelles on top and front edges. Pasted and free marbled endpapers. , Notes: Text is in French. Two volumes in one. Translated into French by Mr. Joncquieres. This book details the rise and fall of the Ottoman Empire. It was written by Dimitrie Cantemir (1673–1723) who was twice Prince of Moldavia (in March–April 1693 and in 1710–1711). He was also a prolific man of letters – philosopher, historian, composer, musicologist, linguist, ethnographer, and geographer. Out of all his works the best known is his History of the Growth and Decay of the Ottoman Empire. This volume circulated throughout Europe in manuscript for a number of years. It was finally printed in 1734 in London, and later it was translated and printed in Germany and France. It remained the seminal work on the Ottoman Empire up to the middle of the 19th century – notably, it was used as reference by Edward Gibbon for his The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Afterwards, the work was largely contested, for some of its sources were doubtful., Size: 4to (255x193mm). , Illustration: Illustrated with elaborate head and tail pieces. , Volume: 2 volumes in 1, Transation: Joncquieres, Pages: P. Endpapers. Blank. Half title. Title. Dedication (4). Prefaces, advertisement, and explanation of Turkish names (i-xlviii). Tome I: 1-300. Half title. Title. Half title. 3-390. Blank. Endpapers. (195 mispag. as 951) , Category: Book History; Book Europe France; Book Near East Turkey;. A near fine example of this important work on Turkey. Item #B5279

Edition: First Edition. , Binding: Contemporary full calf. Spine in six compartments of raised bands. Gilt text on morocco label on 2. Gilt rules and ornamentation on 1,3,4,5 and 6. All edges dyed red. Gilt dentelles on top and front edges. Pasted and free marbled endpapers. , Notes: Text is in French. Two volumes in one. Translated into French by Mr. Joncquieres. This book details the rise and fall of the Ottoman Empire. It was written by Dimitrie Cantemir (1673–1723) who was twice Prince of Moldavia (in March–April 1693 and in 1710–1711). He was also a prolific man of letters – philosopher, historian, composer, musicologist, linguist, ethnographer, and geographer. Out of all his works the best known is his History of the Growth and Decay of the Ottoman Empire. This volume circulated throughout Europe in manuscript for a number of years. It was finally printed in 1734 in London, and later it was translated and printed in Germany and France. It remained the seminal work on the Ottoman Empire up to the middle of the 19th century – notably, it was used as reference by Edward Gibbon for his The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Afterwards, the work was largely contested, for some of its sources were doubtful., Size: 4to (255x193mm). , Illustration: Illustrated with elaborate head and tail pieces. , Volume: 2 volumes in 1, Transation: Joncquieres, Pages: P. Endpapers. Blank. Half title. Title. Dedication (4). Prefaces, advertisement, and explanation of Turkish names (i-xlviii). Tome I: 1-300. Half title. Title. Half title. 3-390. Blank. Endpapers. (195 mispag. as 951) , Category: Book History; Book Europe France; Book Near East Turkey;.

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