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.