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Constantinople at Paris

Constantinople et le Bosphore.
Paris, A. François et Ce, Décembre 1845. 8vo. Original green printed wrappers. 64 pp.
€ 1,650
Rare explanatory booklet published on the occasion of an art exhibition with four large paintings and reliefs with city views on Constantinople by the Armenian painter Miguirditch Melconian.
The booklet contains descriptions of the most pittoresque and important sites of Constantinople and along the Bosporus, written by Arthur Balignot de Beyne. The exhibition was held at The Galerie des Beaux-Arts (Galeries du Bazar Bonne-Nouvelle) at Paris in December 1845.
Spine loosening; very faint water stain in top margin. Good copy, with a dedication by the author on the title. Not in Atabey; Blackmer; Barbier; Querard.
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