[Asafname - German]. Das Asafnâme des Lutfi Pascha, nach den Handschriften zu Wien, Dresden und Konstantinopel [...].
8vo. XXI, (1), 38 pp., 1 blank f., (2), 45, (1) pp. With a portrait frontispiece. Contemporary half calf with marbled covers and giltstamped red spine label. All edges red.
Edition of the Turkish text (with the first German translation) of the "Asafname", a mirror for ministers written by the Albanian-born Ottoman statesman Lütfi Pasa (1488-1564), grand vizier of the Ottoman Empire under Suleiman the Magnificent. The translation, forming the dissertation of Rudolf Tschudi, was issued as vol. 12 of the "Türkische Bibliothek" edited by Georg Jacob, Professor at Erlangen.
An attractively bound copy with the bookplate of the collector Franz Pollack von Parnau (1903-81), who assembled a famous library in the Viennese palais of his father, the textile magnate Bruno Pollack von Parnau.