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First edition of a history of the Ottoman Empire and Egypt
with a collection of Turkish and Egyptian tales

Nouveau contes Turcs et Arabes. Précédés d'un abrégé chronologique de l'histoire de la maison Ottomane & du gouvernement de l'Egypte, & suivis de plusieurs morceaux de poésie & de prose, traduits de l'Arabe & du Turc.
Paris, Dupuis, 1781. 2 volumes. 12mo. Contemporary calf, richly gold-tooled spines, gold-tooled board edges and turn-ins.
€ 2,750
First edition of both an historical work describing the Ottoman and Egyptian rulers from the founder of the Ottoman empire, Sultan Osman I (1258-1326), to the year 1745, and a collection of Turkish and Arabic tales, gathered, translated and annotated by the French orientalist J.M. Digeon (ca. 1730-1812). The first volume contains a chronological survey of the Ottoman and Egyptian emperors. In the second volume some Turkish and Arabic tales and extracts of poetry and prose by Turkish and Egyptian writers are recorded.
The margins of the title-pages of each volume a bit browned and some minor damage to the extremities, but otherwise a very good and attractive set.
Cioranescu 24979; Gay 2004; NBG XIV, col. 169; not in Atabey; Blackmer.
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