Turkey; being a description of the Manners, Customs, Dresses and other Peculiarities Characteristics of the inhabitants

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Author: Antoine Laurent Castellan (1772-1838) translated by Frederick Shoberl

Year: 1829

Publisher: H Cowperthwait

Place: Philadelphia


3 Volumes. xii+139 pages lacking frontispiece; 168 pages lacking frontispiece with 6 color plates of 10; 141 pages lacking frontispiece with 9 color plates of 11. Bound in half red leather with gilt lettering and stamping to spine and along edge of half leather. First American edition.

Antoine-Laurent Castellan was a French painter, architect, and engraver. After having studied landscape painting under Valenciennes, he visited Turkey, Greece, Italy, and Switzerland, and published several series of letters upon those parts, illustrated with views drawn and engraved by himself. His best-known work is the Moeurs, usages, costumes des Othomans, published in 1812, and highly praised by Lord Byron. He also wrote Etudes sur le Chateau de Fontainebleau, which was not published until after his death. He was also the inventor of a new process of painting in wax.

Condition: S

pines sympathetically repaired, corners rubbed, some foxing and pencil marginalia, previous owner's book plate and name on front paste downs, edge wear, covers worn else about very good set.

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