FIRST EDITION 1732, 2 volumes in one, parallel text in French and Italian, facing title pages printed in red and black with engraved vignette to each, folio, approximately 395 x 260 mm, 15½ x 10 inches, 45 engraved plates, 44 numbered plus one supplement plate not numbered, 5 double page, 10 are in the text, 3 folding maps of which two are nicely hand-coloured, 3 folding tables, 5 large engraved pictorial chapter headings, tailpieces and some pictorial intials, pages: Part 1: xvi, 1-151; Part 2: with its own title pages printed in red and black with vignette to each, 1-199, bound in full black morocco, gilt lettering, rules and decoration to spine, gilt lettering to upper cover with gilt decoration to outer edge, new marbled endpapers, edges speckled red. Ex library Royal Artillery, pale damp staining to lower margins and just affecting some inner margins, mostly to the early and last pages not affecting text or illustrations, first title pages have some light foxing, occasionl foxing to text, evidence of removal of labels from first free endpaper, large engraved bookplate of the Royal Artillery Library on first pastedown, small pale library stamp, to blank side of the French title page, top margin of the Italian title page and top margin of page 25, not affecting text, otherwise no evidence of library markings, inner hinges neatly strengthened by imitation leather, first gutter between endpaper and title page has been neatly strengthened by binder's linen, otherwise a good clean tight copy. The present work is a survey of the military administration, finance and commerce of the Ottoman Empire, containing considerable detail on the military arsenal of the Empire. See Sotheby's, The Library of the Earls of Macclesfield, Part 10, page 236, item 3644; Sotheby's, The Libary of Henry M. Blackmer II, item 211; Brunet, Manuel du Libraire, Volume 3, page 1475; The Sefik E. Atabey Collection, The Ottoman World, Volume 2, item 776; Sotheby's, The Cottesloe Military Library, No 303. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
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