Hedenborg, Johan. Turkiska nationens seder, bruk och klädedrägter.

Stockholm, L. J. Hjerta, 1839[-1842].

Large 4to. 216, (2) pp. With lithogr. portrait frontispiece, map and 47 plates (46 of which are costume lithographs in original colour). Original illustrated wrappers bound within contemporary brown cloth with giltstamped front cover illustration (spine rebacked with giltstamped label).


First edition.

When Count Loevenhjelm was appointed Swedish ambassador to the Porte, the naturalist Hedenborg (1787-1865) accompanied him as his medical attendant. He published another work on Egypt and died in Rhodes. The attractive plates in this present work depict the costumes of a wide range of the inhabitants of Constantinople.

Binding rubbed; interior browned, showing the occasional fingerstain. Rare.


Atabey 567. Blackmer 800. Howgego II, E5 (p. 195). Göllner 40. OCLC 34458777. Not in Lipperheide, Colas or Hiler.