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Tarih-i isavînin bin sekiz yüz beş senesi yahut tarih-i hicriyenin bin iki yüz yirmi senesinde França devleti ile Avusturya ve Mosku...,

(French reports of the campaigns and battles between Austria and Moscow, translated from the original French into Turkish...), being an account of the correspondence relating to the Battle of Austerlitz by Napoleon.

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Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna (ý), or Paris (ý), Muma'zama Napoleon [the Napoleonic Press], 1805

Rare Ottoman translation of the reports of the campaigns and correspondence send by Napoleon during the Battle of Austerlitz, during his residence in Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna. The full title reads 'Tarih-i isavi nin bin sekiz yu z bes senesi yahut tarih-i hicriyenin bin iki yu z yirmi senesinde Franc a devleti ile Avusturya ve Mosku devletleri beyninde Nimc e ve Avusturya memalikinde vaki olan cenk ve sefre dair havadisnamelerin tercu mesidir' (translation from the original French of the campaigns and battles between Austria and Moscow, in the year 1805); the treatise likely served as propaganda against the Russians in the Ottoman courts, though the precise purpose of this Ottoman translation from French is uncertain.

The font and style of typography exemplified in this text are typical of the Napoleonic Press' publications in Arabic and Ottoman, and it is well known that the press travelled around with Bonaparte during his campaigns,

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Single volume, printed in Ottoman Turkish, 275 pp., 255 by 200 mm; printed in single column, titlepage framed within printed ruling, opening of text with decorated ornamental wood-cut device in he style of manuscript unwan, printed pagination and catch-words, clean and crisp condition; contemporary printed boards printed with central crescent moon and border decorations, boards skillfully repaired at extremities, rebacked in black morocco, some light surface soiling and rubbing to boards.


Stock ID:104024

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