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Neuf années à Constantinople, observations sur la topographie de cette capitale, l'hygiène et les moeurs de ses habitants …
Bellizard, Barthès, Dufour et Lowell &c.
Condition : Très bon
Reference : 191-224
2 vols. in-8º, (21 x 13,5 cm) of  pp. xvj, 447, 1pl.;  pp. 510, errata, 1pl. moiré cloth over contemporary boards, smooth spine with a title piece. Some foxing.
First edition of this detailed study, which gives an excellent overview of the mores in Constantinople in the early 19th century. In volume 1, the author deals with the topography of the city, the hygiene of its inhabitants, Islamism, its influence and more generally the character, morals and medical practices of the Turks of the time. In volume 2, the author makes the link between this analysis and the plague.
The work includes a folding map of the surroundings of Constantinople at the end of volume 1.