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Author
DEVAL, Charles.
Title
Deux Annees a Constantinople et en Moree (1825-1826).
Published
Paris: Nepveu, 1827.
Description
SCARCE. FIRST EDITION. A delightful book on Turkey, with coloured lithographed plates of costumes. Large 8vo, contemporary brown calf, decorated in blind to boards, title and decoration in gilt to spine, all edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. 2 unnumb. leaves, 219 pp., 16 plates, lithographed by Langlum after Collin. "Deval was a native of Constantinople, and was attached to the French Embassy of Andreosy as an interpreter. He studied at the interpreter's school in Constantinople between 1825-26". (Bobins)

Coloured plates in order:

1. Frontispiece. Muet et Nains du Grand Seigneur.
2. Sultane / Sultan.
3. Janissaire, Garde des Ambassadeurs / Janissaire.
4. Femme Egyptienne / Femme Turque en comse.
5. Intendante du Harem / Odalisque Grecque.
6. Danseurs.
7. Dalbendar / Selikdar aga.
8. Achdgi ou Cuisinier, Officier des Janissaires / Bach cara Couloukdji, chef des marmitons officier.
9. Baltadgi / Kislar Aga, Chef des Eunuques noirs.
10. Cumbaradgi ou bombadier / Soldat turc, (Nouvelles troupes).
11. Galiondji ou marin / Toptchi (Canonnier).
12. Capitan Pacha ou grand amiral / Officier de marine.
13. Femme d'Athenes / Souliote.
14. Dame souliote / Grec de Janina.
15. Sultane asseki, ou premiere sultane / Princesse de Moldavie.
16. Fils d'un General de Sparte / Prince grec de Scio.
References
Blackmer 480. Atabey 347. Loukia Droulia 1481. Colas 853. Bobins I 133. Lipperheide 1435. Barbier I, 918. [Not in Abbey]
Hand coloured plates
16
Binding/Size
S=8vo
Category
Arabasia, Costume
Value
$5,001-25,000
Stock ID
1337