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Diplomatic and commercial relations between Venice and Persia

BERCHET, Guglielmo.
La repubblica di Venezia e la Persia.
Torino, G.B. Paravia e comp., 1865. 8vo. With 5 photographic plates. Original publisher's printed brown paper wrappers. XVII, [1 blank], [1], [1 blank], 294, [2] pp.
€ 750
First edition of a work on the relation between the Republic of Venice and the Persian Empire (present-day Iran), focusing on their diplomatic and commercial relations, written by the Italian historian and politician Guglielmo Berchet (1833-1913). It contains valuable information on how goods from Asia, like spices and silk, were transported to Venice via Persia. Included at the end are transcriptions of related material, mostly state documents and letters, dating from 1463 to 1718.
Some foxing and plates slightly browned. Paper wrappers worn, cracked along the spine, partly separating the bookblock. Fair copy. A.M. Ansari, Perceptions of Iran, p. 178; Slot, The Arabs of the Gulf 1602-1784, p. 410.
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