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    First Italian Edition of Rycaut's Work on the Ottoman Empire

    Sir Paul Rycaut. Istoria Dello Stato Presente Dell'Imperio Ottomano. Nella Quale Si Contengono.... Venice: Presso Combi, & La Noù, 1672. First Italian edition of the author's important work on Turkey, originally published in 1668 as "The Present State of the Ottoman Empire." Octavo. [xiv], 296 pages. Engraved title and wonderful engraved illustrations in the text by Suor Isabella Piccini. Full contemporary vellum, stitched along the joints, backstrip lettered in manuscript and now browned. Top edge stained, others sprinkled. General soiling and light wear to binding, a bit of intermittent foxing to the edges of some sheets, some pages browned, else a very good, crisp copy. From the collection of a gentleman of New York.

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    October, 2013
    17th Thursday
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