Burigny, Jean Levesque de. Histoire des révolutions de l'Empire de Constantinople, depuis la fondation de cette ville, jusqu'à l'an 1453 que les Turcs s'en rendirent maîtres.

Paris, de Bure, 1749.

8vo. 3 vols. XXXVI, 391, (1) pp. XVII, 579, (1) pp. VII, 559, 13 pp. Contemp. calf with double label to gilt spine; leading edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. All edges red.


First edition of this history of the Byzantine Empire up to the fall of Constantinople and the beginning of the Ottoman reign.

Exceptionally beautiful set from the Ottoman collection of the Swiss industrialist Herry W. Schaefer.


Cf. Blackmer 243. Atabey 168 (both dated "1750").