DEANS, William. History of the Ottoman Empire from the earliest Period to the present Time. Edinburgh, A. Fullarton & Co., 1854.
8vo. Original dark blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, ornamenetd in blind; pp. vi, 322, portrait frontispiece of Ali Pasha, engraved by Finden, two beautiful lithographic maps in three colours; light toning to paper, otherwise a very good copy.
First edition. The run-up towards the Crimean War had made a history of the Ottoman Empire highly necessary, and the Scottish writer deals mainly with the first half of the 19th century and geopolitics of Turkey and Russia.
Not in Blackmer or Atabey.