The Republic of Venice at War with the Ottoman Army, annotated in Arabic

Garzoni, Pietro. Istoria della repubblica di Venezia in tempo della Sacra Lega contra Maometto IV., e tre suoi successori, Gran Sultani de' Turchi.

Venice, Giovanni Manfrè, 1705.

Large 4to. (8), 838, (40) pp., final blank f. With several woodcut headpieces. 19th century green half mororcco gilt with marbled covers.


First edition.

"Garzoni [1652-1719] was appointed official Venetian historiographer in 1692. His work deals mainly with the Sacra Lega and the Venetian victories against the Turks in the Morea during the war of 1684-90" (Atabey, 2nd ed. only). A second volume, a sequel in name only, deals with the War of Spanish Succession and was not appended until 1716.

Binding rubbed, corners somewhat bumped. Interior shows occasional browning, but largely quite clean. A good, wide-margined copy, this has been annotated throughout in pencil by an Arabic hand, probably in the early 20th century. Rare; no copy of the first edition on the market for 25 years.

Brunet VI, 25458. Libr. Vinciana 1032. Graesse III, 82. OCLC 832293066. Cf. Atabey 479 (1707-19 second ed. only). Not in Blackmer.

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