Plant, Johann Traugott. Türkisches Staats-Lexicon, oder vollständige und wahre Erklärungen aller türkischen Staats- und Hofbedienungen im Militair-, Civil und geistlichen Stande, und richtige Vergleichung derselben mit unsern Bedienungen von gleichem Range [...].

Hamburg, Hoffmann, 1789.

8vo. (14), 194 pp. Modern marbled boards.


Rare first edition: an interesting lexicon of Turkish and Persian words and phrases used in travel accounts and newspaper articles to describe court functionaries, decrees, and Ottoman and Muslim traditions. The notes provide valuable information on Turkish and Islamic customs, often running to short essays: the article on the Qur'an is more than four pages long, and that on the Prophet Muhammad five pages. The Atabey collection contained only the second edition, published at Weißenfels and Leipzig in 1793.

Cancelled old German library stamps. No copy in auction records.

OCLC 312617599. Cf. Atabey 964. Not in Blackmer.

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