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Redeeming Austrian Christian captives from Muslim prisons

[AUSTRIAN PRISONERS OF WAR].
Verzeichniss der gefangenen Christen, welche die, in gesammten kaiserlich-königlichen Erblanden, des durchlauchtigsten Erzhauses von Oesterreich, ....theils in den afrikanischen Plätzen, fürnehmlich: zu Algier, Maschera, und Tripoli; theils in der europäischen und asiatischen Türkey ....
Vienna, Schulz-Gastheim ('gedruckt mit Schulzisch-Gastheimischen Schriften'), [1780]. 4to. With engraved frontispiece, engraved coat of arms of the dedicatee Franz Joseph I, prince of Liechtenstein, on verso of the title-page. Sewn.
€ 1,850
Printed lists containing the names of all 81 Austrian Christian prisoners set free between the years 1777 and 1780, after years of suffering in Muslim prisons around the Mediterranean, at the intervention of the Austrian Barefoot Order, part of the Trinitarian Order, which was established in 1198 by Jean de Matha and Felix de Valois. The frontispiece shows a Barefoot monk paying the ransom money to a Muslim sultan. Scattered library stamps of the Stadliches Museum in Salzburg, including cancel stamp; first 2 ll. dog-eared. A good copy.
Cf RGG VI, col. 1040.
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