L’Histoire du Révérend Père Dominique Ottoman, de l’ordre des FF. Prescheurs, Sous le nom du prince Osman, fils du Sultan Ibrahim, Empereur des Turcs.


Book ID: 31938


12mo. [20], 253 pp., [2], contemporary brown full-calf, slightly rubbed, title vignette, title gilt on raised spine, weak spine, some spotting and staining, small marginal ink blotch on page 98 not affecting text, ink inscriptions on endpapers, “RAR” seal appears verso title page & on two other pages, Jean Cusson, Paris, first edition, 1665.


A rare original edition of the adventures of Prince Osman of Constantinople, presented by the author in his foreword as the son of Sultan Ibrahim, Emperor of the Turks. The author, Jacques de Jant (1626-1676), Knight of Malta, from Dijon, France’s ambassador to Portugal, used the pretext of Turkish history to show the King the vanity of human affairs and the tragedy of life. He presented France as a defensive country that the Turks wanted to destroy.
Bibliographic reference: Atabey 612 for 1670 edition. Not at COPAC.

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