L’Histoire du Prince Osman, fils du Sultan Ibrahim, Empereur des Turcs, et frère de Mahomet IV à présent régnant, depuis nommé le P. Dominique-Othoman, de l’ordre des Frères Préscheurs. Où est décrit le combat naval des chevaliers de Malte, les intrigues du sérail & de la Porte, au sujet de la Sultane & de son fils. TWO PARTS IN ONE VOLUME,


Book ID: 6663


12mo. [19], 215 pp., frontispiece engraved plate, contemporary brown full-calf, slightly rubbed, title gilt on decorated raised spine, gilt vignette on covers, coat of arms of de La Rochefoucauld, with library stamp of La Roche-Guyon Castle on title page, contemporary inscription on front fly leaf, sign of worm hole verso front cover and fly leaf, otherwise copy clean and in good condition, Estienne Loyson, Paris, 1670.


A rare original edition of the adventures of Prince Osman, introduced by the author in his foreword as the son of Sultan Ibrahim, Emperor of the Turks. The author, Jacques de Jant, Knight of Malta, from Dijon, France’s ambassador to Portugal, uses the pretext of Turkish history to show the king the vanity of human affairs and the tragedy of life. He describes France as a defensive country which the Turks wanted to destroy.
The second part of the book is entitled “Abrégé de l’histoire des Turcs”.
Bibliographic reference: Atabey 612.

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