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Montalbanus, Joannes Baptista, et al.; Joannes de Laet, ed. Turcici imperii status. Accedit de regn. Algeriano atque Tunetano commentarius. Lugduni Batavorum: Ex officina Elzeviriana, 1634. 24mo (11.6 cm, 4.56"). , 363, [5 (index)] pp. $850.00
[with] Gyllius, Petrus. P. Gylli De Constantinopoleos topographia. Lugduni Batavorum: Ex officina Elzeviriana, 1632. 24mo. 422, [6 (index)], [4 (blank)] pp. [and the same author's] De Bosporo Thracio. Lugduni Batavorum: Ex officina Elzeviriana, 1632. 24mo. 379, [5 (4 index)] pp.
Three Elzevir-printed treatises bound in one volume: A work on Turkish history compiled from various sources bound with Pierre Gilles's works on Constantinople and the Bosphorus. The trio open with => handsome engraved title-pages, the first showing a sultan on horseback; the second the Column of Constantine with a map of the city beneath; and the third Europa on the bull along with two vistas of the straits, that last done by Cornelis-Claezoon Duysend.
The present edition of the first work is => revised and enlarged with added material on Algeria. It should be noted that the second work is here in the "mieux imprimée et plus correcte" of the two editions printed in 1632 (according to Willems), while the third work is the first of its two 1632 editions (with the final line giving "LXV. menses"). All three were first printed by Elzevir in 1630.
=> Produced in Elzevir's typical compact style, the three together form a small but very thick omnibus.
Willems 416, 367, 366. Contemporary vellum, spine with hand-inked title; light dust-soiling, traces of now-absent shelf label at foot of spine, upper corners bumped, and wormtrack to front endpapers not reaching/affecting title-page. Texts faintly age-toned with occasional spots of very light foxing, otherwise clean. => A fine little fistful. (41379) Please RESHELVE This.
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