REID, John.
Turkey and the Tirks; being the present State of the Ottomsn Empire.

Published
London: Robtert Tyas, 1840.
References
Blackmer 1401; Bobins 159; not in Colas, Lipperheide or Abbey.
Plates
5
Binding/Size
S=8vo
Value
$0-5,000
Ref
5366

Octavo, coloured lithographic frontispiece and 5 litho plates, of which 4 are coloured, 2 maps in original decorated green cloth blind stamped and with gilt vignette of a Turk on upper board, gilt emblems to spine, blindstamped to lower board. Bookplate of 'Christopher Tower' to front pastedown. Coloured endpapers. The author travelled to Turkey to take up a position as physician to the British Embassy in Constantinople. This is a description of the overland journey from Jassy in Moldavia to the Danube and then via the Black Sea to Constantinople.

Coloured plates in order:

1. Frontispiece. The Late Sultan / The Late Seraskier Pasha / The Late Capitan Pasha.
2. Turkish Boy Woman and Grape Seller.
3. Armenian and Turk in their Asiatic Costume.
4. A Fanaariote Girl at Home and Abroad.
5. The Favourite Sultana / Eunuch / Surrejee and Tchoubashii.