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

Stockholm, L. J. Hjerta, 1839.

Large 4to. 216, (2) pp. With title page, portrait, map, 47 plates (46 coloured), and illustrated endpapers, all lithographed. Publisher's original cloth gilt.


First and only edition. Hedenborg spent many years in Asia Minor, Egypt, and Arabia as physician to the Swedish embassy. "His costume plates are charming depictions of the residents of Constantinople, court functionaries, and street traders" (Atabey).

Endpapers and title page stamped "Trolleholms Bibliotek"; lithographed bookplate of Count Carl Trolle-Bonde (1843-1912). Last in the Ottoman collection of the Swiss industrialist Herry W. Schaefer (his autograph pencil ownership, dated London 1992, to pastedown).

Atabey 567. Blackmer 800. Not in Lipperheide or Colas.

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