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The present state of the Empire of Morocco,

with a faithful account of the manners, religion and government of the people

Stock Code 108888

London, Printed for R. Bentley, 1695

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The late seventeenth century saw Morocco at the peak of its power, first under Emperor Al Rashid, who had united the ancient kingdoms of Fez and Morocco, and then under his younger brother and heir, Mulai Ismail. François Pidou de Saint Olon (1640-1720) a career diplomat, was sent by Louis XIV to effect an exchange of slaves, and to conclude a peace treaty and alliance against Algeria. Saint Olon met the Sultan but the mission didn't go well and he departed without securing his objectives. He has, however, left us a good account of the country and its peoples.

First English edition, 12mo, xxiv, 218, [12] pp., frontispiece, folding map, 8 engraved plates, some light browning to text, contemporary calf, red morocco label, small repairs to spine and corners, a very good copy.

Playfair, Morocco, 308.
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Provenance: Richard Bosanquet (signature to title); David Bosanquet (armorial bookplate dated 1739).

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The present state of the Empire of Morocco,

SAINT OLON, François Pidou de.

Stock code: 108888

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