Ottoman Turkish edition: important eyewitness account of the life of Tamerlane

Ahmad ibn Muhammad (ibn 'Arabshah). Tarikh-i Timur Gürgan [The History of Tamerlane].

Qustantaniyah (Constantinople, Istanbul), Ibrahim Müteferrika, [1730 CE =] 1142 H.

4to (165 x 125 mm). (6), 129 ff. Early 19th century half calf with floral moirée paper covers. Yellow paper pastedowns.


The sixth book printed by Ibrahim Müteferrika: an important eyewitness account of the life of Tamerlane (Timur), the successful and barbaric 14th-century Turkish conqueror. Translated into in Ottoman Turkish by Nazemi Zadeh from the original Arabic manuscript completed in 1437/38 by the Syrian author Ahmad lbn 'Arabshah (1392-1450), secretary to Sultan Ahmad of Baghdad.

Binding a little rubbed at extremeties. Occasional browning, depending on paper stock, but mostly a very good, clean copy on crisp paper.

Provenance: 20th century Parisian private collection, kept in the family for several generations and dispersed in 2022.


Özege 19929. GAL S II, p. 25. Ebert 292 (note). Brunet I, 117 (note). Toderini III, p. 75, no. V.

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