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Rare 17th century books: Travels through the Ottoman Empire Grelot, Guillaume Joseph. RELATION NOUVELLE D'UN VOYAGE DE CONSTANTINOPLE. n.p. n.d. circa 1680.
Della Valle, Pietro. VIAGGI DI PIETRO DELLA VALLE IL PELLEGRINO. 2 vols bound in one. Rome: Biagio Deuerfin, 1658. (3pcs)

Provenance: Estate of Michael M. Finefrock, Charleston, South Carolina.

  • Grelot's book: Lacking title page and plates; professionally restored, top interior edges with reinforcements to pages to repair possible fire damage, these reinforcements extend downwards approximately only 1/4" and do not affect main body of text; four illustrations present in text, three are handcolored and all with some degree of restoration to pages; the majority of pages are generally in good condition with only light discoloration consistent with age and some dirt residue on edges due to page turning; tightly bound in new leather. Pages consisting of: Epistre, Relation (pp. 1-306), Avis Au Lectuer, Attestations, and Extrait du Privillege du Roy.

    Chardin extract: First page with reinforcements to edges, pages with toning and discoloration consistent with age, tightly bound in new leather. Appears to have all numbered pages and table at end. One plate present.

    Della Valle: No plates or folding maps present. All pages in volumes I-II and index appear to be present. Waterstaining to bottoms of pages; pages toned and discolored consistent with age. Interior with minor worming and a few scattered repairs. Tightly bound with leather cover exhibiting some insect damage.

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March 27, 2011 1:00 PM EDT
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