Annals of the Turkish Empire, from 1591 to 1659 of the
Annals of the Turkish Empire, from 1591 to 1659 of the

NAIMA, Mustafa. Annals of the Turkish Empire, from 1591 to 1659 of the Christian Era. By Naima. Translated from the Turkish by Charles Fraser. Vol. I [all published].….

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NAIMA, Mustafa. Annals of the Turkish Empire, from 1591 to 1659 of the Christian Era. By Naima. Translated from the Turkish by Charles Fraser. Vol. I [all published]. London, printed for the Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and Ireland, 1832.

4to. Recent polished calf over cloth-covered boards, spine with raised bands and red morocco lettering-piece, apart from inoffensive Wigan Free Public Library blind-stamp to title-page a very good copy of a great rarity.
First edition in English of this history, written by the first official historian of the Ottoman Empire. There had been a Turkish print edition in 1734. 'The annalist Naima has given detailed account of all the wars in which the Turks were engaged from 1591-1659, as well as negotiations, treaties etc. … Fraser, professor of German at the University of Oxford, also translated the History of the War in Bosnia by Omar Bosnavi for the fund in 1830' (Blackmer).
Blackmer 11788; not in Atabey.

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