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    Giovanni Antonio Menavino. Türkische Historien. Von der Türken Ankaufft... Frankfurt, 1563.

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    Giovanni Antonio Menavino. Türkische Historien. Von der Türken Ankaufft, Regierung, Königen und Keysern, Kriegen, Schlachten, Victorien und Sigen, wider Christen und Heiden...Item: Von der Türken Religion und Gesatz... Frankfurt: [G. Raben & W. Hanen,] 1563.

    From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

    First German Edition. Folio. Title page in red and black, twelve large woodcut portraits, decorated tail-pieces and large elaborate initials. Modern cloth, old library stamps, title page soiled and worn having some paper loss, small holes from biopredation, pages lightly browned and soiled. "This work is one of the most important contemporary descriptions of Turkish life..."

    )(6,*6, 6,2 6,sign (1) 6,sign (2)6, sign (3)6, sign (4)6. sign (5)6,a-r6; A-Z6,[2]A-G6,H1.[Lacks index to third part.] [108], 198, [6]; 211, [8], 86 pages. 

    Modern cloth, title gilt on spine, new end papers and spine bands. Title page soiled and worn with edge wear and paper loss; pages with small holes and tracks from biopredation (heavier at front and back of book), pages cockled and lightly browned, occasional soiling, few small holograph pencil marks or annotations, last leaf edge-worn, few metal page tabs, old library stamps on verso of title page; else in good condition.  

    "This work is one of the most important contemporary descriptions of Turkish life, of particular interest because Menavino himself spent 10 years in the Seraglio as an içoglan or page of the Sultan. At the age of 12 he had been captured by pirates and presented as a gift to the Sultan. He was enrolled among the tribute-children and in his book describes their education in detail and speaks with authority of the inner life of the great palace." Blackmer Cat. 

    This translation of Menavino's work also contains sections by Georgijevic and Martin Luther. The historical first part is by Vasco Diazo Tanco, and the third part is Johannes Aventini's "Darinn Ursachen unsers, der Christen jammers uund noch grossers verderbens..."

    VD 16 D1382 & M4502. Gollner II, 1042. Blackmer 217. Navari 1112, Turkey.



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