Ali Pasha was nominally a vassal of the Sultan, but through military skill and intrigue he rose to be the ruler of Epirus and the south-western part of the Balkan peninsula. He was implicated in the developments which led to the Greek Revolution, and in 1822 the Sultan ordered his death. He was killed at his seat in Ioannina by a Turkish mission commanded by Khurshid Pasha.
Second English edition. 8vo., xii, 368pp., 2 engraved portraits, folding aquatint view, engraved folding map, spotting to frontispiece, offsetting to title, scattered light foxing, contemporary red straight-grained morocco gilt, covers with wide gilt borders, spine in five compartments, gilt lettered direct in second, others with gilt panels, broad raised bands gilt, all edges gilt, a very attractive example.
Atabey 78; Droulia 329; Blackmer 99 (first ed.).
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