Dumont (1667-1727) left France to take up service in Germany in the Palatinate. The German campaigns in which he took part form the basis of part of the present work, which he augments with accounts of his travels elsewhere in the Balkans. He was created Baron de Carlscroon in 1725 in recognition of his services. The plates mostly depict Levantine character figures and genre scenes, including Greek and Turkish dances, which are not in the French editions.
First English edition. 8vo, engraved additional title, signature to title-page, 8 folding plates, bookseller’s advertisement leaf; contemporary speckled calf, minor worming towards end, rebacked, a very good copy.
Hopetoun, armorial bookplate; W. Primrose (signature to title).
Atabey I 378 (4th edition); Blackmer 514 (4th edition).
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