Book Description
First English edition. Small 4to. (10), 32, 32-68, 99-100, 1-42, [3] ff. Six leaves (D3-E4) with slight loss to the lower corners just clipping the text, now sensitively repaired and the missing characters expertly filled in by hand to style, three leaves (F1, Ee2 and Ee3) supplied in close matching facsimile, recent period style vellum, gilt lettered red label. An attractive copy of a scarce work.
Dealer Notes
John Shute’s first English translations of two important early works relating to the Ottoman Empire: Cambini’s “Commentario... della Origine de Turchi” and Paolo Giovio’s account of the wars between the Turks and the Albanians led by Skanderbeg. Cambini’s work was first published in 1529, two years after his death, Giovio’s in 1531, with several Italian editions of each appearing in succeeding decades.
Author (CAMBINI, Andrea) [and GIOVIO, Paolo].
Date 1562

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