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Chalcocondyles, Laonicus [aka: Laonikos Chalkokondyles] (c. 1430-c. 1470) Histoire Generale des Turcs.

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November 15, 2015 11:00AM


Chalcocondyles, Laonicus [aka: Laonikos Chalkokondyles] (c. 1430-c. 1470) Histoire Generale des Turcs. Paris: Cramoisy, 1662 [engraved titles dated 1663].
Two folio volumes, half-titles and added engraved titles present in each; typographical title pages printed in red and black, volume one illustrated with twenty engraved text portraits; volume two illustrated with five text portraits, a folding woodcut plate of the Turkish army, a large folding engraving of Constantinople (mounted), and approximately eighty-one full page engravings (printed on text leaves) mainly depicting various characters and types from the Middle East and North Africa; one plate defaced with obscene pencil modifications, two torn and unrepaired, one with a hole, repeat of the Berber woman in the place where the print of the Persian woman should be; toning to volume one, intense at times; slight water stain to part of volume two; bound in full uniform French speckled calf, gilt-tooled spines; some repairs to spines and corners, boards rubbed, 14 x 9 in. (2)

This collected edition contains additions to Chalcocondyles' original text by Thomas Artus (d. 1614) and François de Mezeray (1610-1683), bringing the account up to date. The large number of engravings in the second volume depicting different religious and ethnic types are after Nicolas de Nicolay (1517-1583).
Estimate $3,000-5,000

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Nicolas de Nicolay, Thomas Artus, Chalkokondyles, Paris