Memoires Historiques, Politiques et Geographiques des Voyages faits en Turquie, en Perse et en Arabie, depuis 1782 jusqu’en 1789, avec observations sur la religion, les moeurs, le Caractere & le commerce de ces trois Nations. TWO VOLUMES IN ONE.

Ferrieres-Sauveboeuf, Louis François Comte de, 1750-1814.

Book ID: 19046


8vo. Volume I: xxiv, xvi, 298 pp., [1 errata] / Volume II: x, 303 pp., [1 errata], half-titles, contemporary quarter calf with marbled boards, worn round edges, occasional spotting, mainly on first and last few leaves, lower corner of page 67/68 cut with loss of the last 2 words, pencil note verso front cover, Buisson, Paris, first edition, 1790.


First edition. An abridged Swedish edition appeared at Stockholm in 1794. Vol. 1 is concerned mainly with the Turkish-Russian war of 1788-9. Vol. II describes the author’s travels in Egypt, Palestine, Greece and Syria. Ferriéres is very critical of Choiseul-Gouffier’s embassy and also criticizes Volney’s ` Sur la Guerre Actuelle’ . Choiiseul-Gouffier replied in Observations sur les Memoires de M. Comte de Ferriéres-Sauveboeuf’, Paris, 1790. According to Pingaud, Ferriéres was in Aleppo in 1783. He traveled to Arabia and Persia where he represented himself to the Shah as a precursor of the French envoy, and later he undertook a political mission for Vergennes, French ambassador at Constantinople prior to Choiseul-Gouffier. He also collected medals and antiquities for his patron Hennin.
Bibliographic references: Weber II, 598; Pingaud, pp. 125-7, p. 155; Not in Brunet, Carre or Tobler; Salmaslian S. 247; Mongolond I, 1107; Hoefer 17, 555; Martin-Walter 13387; Blackmer 590; Ataby 428 (second edition).

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