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    [Turkey]. Édouard de La Croix [also known as Sieur de La Croix] (1640-1704). Late 17th Century Manuscript: "Histoire des guerres des Turcs Contre la Pologne, la Moscovie, -- l'Allemagne, -- et La Republique de Venise Tome I". Manuscript copy of the first half (Tome I) of Guerres des Turcs avec la Pologne, la Moscovie et la Hongrie.... Published in Paris in 1689 by Sieur de La Croix, with this copy possibly written for Louis XIV by de La Croix during 1673 and 1674, while he was a guest at the French court, though it might have been later into the early 1680s. In any case, the manuscript was copied out specifically for the use and library of Louis XIV, and has his arms stamped in gilt on the 17th century maroon morocco binding. Quarto (8 7/8 x 6 ½ inches; 226 x 167 mm). [13], 470 pages. Repairs to a couple tears on first two leaves, lightly soiled. Late seventeenth century maroon morocco, spine in compartments with five raised bands and tooled and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt, arms of Louis XIV on covers, expertly rebacked with the spine laid down, and renewed at the corners and head- and tail-caps. Manuscript history of wars fought by the Turks in the 17th century, copied out by the author for Louis XIV and with a dedication to him.

    Édouard de La Croix was secretary to the French ambassador to Constantinople in the 1670s.


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