945. [Ottoman Empire - Costumes]

NICOLAY, Nicolas de

Les navigations, pérégrinations et voyages, faicts en la Turquie. Avec soixante figures au naturel tant d'hommes, que de femmes selon la diversité des nations, leur port, maintien, habits, loyx, religion, et de façon de vivre, tant en temps de paix comme de guerre. Avec plusieurs belles & mémorables histoires, avenuës en nostre temps.

Antwerp, G. Silvius, 1576

4to: [24]-305-[25] pp. (plates part of the quires, some paginated; title remargined, some (damp)staining).

18th-c. English calf, covers ruled with a blind roll-stamp and gilt fillets with tools in the corners, blind and gilt orn. spine on raised bands with gilt title and date, gilt fillet on the borders, gilt inside dentelle, a.e.g. (rebacked, head repaired, scratches, borders rubbed).

Later edition (1st ed.: Lyon 1567) of this travel account to the Near East by de Nicolay (1517-1583). Ill. with 60 full-page woodcut plates by A. van Londerseel depicting inhabitants of Turkey, Algeria, Libya, Greece, Persia, etc. The illustrations are of particular importance in that they were among the first to represent accurately the costumes of the Near East. Title and plates within woodcut orn. border. Ref. Colas 2201. - Lipperheide 1397z. - BT 2201. - STC Dutch 160. - Not in Adams, Atabey. Prov. Henry B.H. Beaufoy (1786-1851), British parliamentary and collector (bookpl.). - Ms. notes in a margin and on the verso of 2 pl. (one crossed out).

€ 1.500 / 2.000

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