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Antoine Laurent Castellan, Turkey, first American edition [Philadelphia, 1829]

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Ɵ Antoine Laurent Castellan, Turkey, Being a Description ... the History of the Turks, translated by Frederic Shoberl, first American edition, H. Cowperthwait [Philadelphia, 1829]three volumes, complete, 24 aquatint plates (3 of these as frontispieces), volumes II and III upper creases reinforced, some spotting to pages and endpapers, contemporary ink ownership inscription and date to verso of frontispiece in each volume, small 8vo (185 by 112mm; contemporary quarter morocco-backed boards, volume I rebacked and upper cover replaced in matching style, volume II also rebacked, volume III with head of spine and upper crease repaired, remains of spine showing contemporary gilt decorations, boards and extremities of all volumes scuffed and fadedThe first English language edition of Castellan's text was published as part of a series entitles World in Miniature by R. Ackermann in London in 1821 as a 6 volume set. This 1829 edition published in Philadelphia is the first American edition.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
Title: Works on Paper from the Islamic and Near Eastern Worlds
Date of the auction: 8 Jun 2020 - 12 Jun 2020
Address: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
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