1747 Manners of TURKS Guer Turkey Ottoman Empire Sultan Grand Vizier Illustrated

GUER, Jean-Antoine

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Jean-Antoine Guer’s 18th-century account of the lives and customs of the Turks was a well-received and important historical view of the Ottoman Empire. While it pales in comparison to Ignace Mouradja d’Ohsson’s ‘History of the Ottoman Empire,’ it still forms an accurate general picture of the Turks and the rise and fall of the Ottomans. Perhaps one of the reasons Guer’s account was less-popular was because he never traveled to the Levant, instead he built his work on the writings of experts including Rycaut and Grelot. However, Guer’s work draws considerable attention for the illustrations of which Guer accurately represents Turkish costumes, customs, and traditions.

 

This charming second volume follows Turkish politics, Ottoman Empire feast celebrations and marches, maxims and proverbs, lives and deaths sultans and Grand-Viziers, and it is beautifully illustrated with 16 full-page engravings.

 

According to Blackmer,

“Guer’s Turkish work is of considerable interest for its plates, which were engraved by Duflos after designs by Boucher and Halle and which consist of views and scenes illustrating Turkish characters and costumes.”

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1747 Manners of TURKS Guer Turkey Ottoman Empire Sultan Grand Vizier Illustrated

 

Jean-Antoine Guer’s 18th-century account of the lives and customs of the Turks was a well-received and important historical view of the Ottoman Empire. While it pales in comparison to Ignace Mouradja d’Ohsson’s ‘History of the Ottoman Empire,’ it still forms an accurate general picture of the Turks and the rise and fall of the Ottomans. Perhaps one of the reasons Guer’s account was less-popular was because he never traveled to the Levant, instead he built his work on the writings of experts including Rycaut and Grelot. However, Guer’s work draws considerable attention for the illustrations of which Guer accurately represents Turkish costumes, customs, and traditions.

 

This charming second volume follows Turkish politics, Ottoman Empire feast celebrations and marches, maxims and proverbs, lives and deaths sultans and Grand-Viziers, and it is beautifully illustrated with 16 full-page engravings.

 

According to Blackmer,

“Guer’s Turkish work is of considerable interest for its plates, which were engraved by Duflos after designs by Boucher and Halle and which consist of views and scenes illustrating Turkish characters and costumes.”

 

Item number: #2251

Price: $750

 

GUER, Jean-Antoine

 

Moeurs usages des Turcs, leurs religion, leur gouvernement civil, militaire et politique : avec un abregé de l’histoire Ottomane

 

Paris: chez Coustelier…M.DCC.XLVII. [1747]. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; volume 2 (of 2)
    • [4], [viii], 537, [3]
    • Illustrated with 16 full-page engravings
  • References: Blackmer no. 148, 762; Brunet II, 1783; Graesse III, 171; Atabey 534
  • Language: French
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
    • Front board nearly detached but present
  • Size: ~11.5in X 8.75in (29.5cm x 22cm)
  • We find this 2v set selling elsewhere for between $2000 and $8000. Very rare.

 

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2251

Categories

Military & War

Asia, Africa, & Middle Eastern

Authors

GUER, Jean-Antoine

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete