Constantinople. 1st U.S. edition. “A cinematographic view of late 19th century Istanbul”

By: DE AMICIS, Edmondo

Price: $150.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Fine


First American Edition; First English-language Edition. In 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 303,[1]; 309[1] pp, with 50 photogravures by W. H. Gilbo, captioned on tissue guards. With folding map at end of vol. II. Publishers red cloth with elaborate arabesque designs, ribbon markers, t.e.g; red sateen dust jackets.; first published in Milan, in 1877. De Amicis (1846-1908) was an Italian journalist and travel writer This work is considered by many to be his masterpiece and the best description of the city in the 19th century. It is still highly praised: Umberto Eco took a copy with him when he first visited Istanbul "one of the best accounts of the city ever written." A recently published paperback translation carries Orhan Pamuk’s praise on the cover. And Time Out Istanbul magazine declares "A long work like de Amicis' is more than an average guide: it is a cinematographic view of late 19th century Istanbul." A fine set, virtually pristine except for a very lightly cracked front hinge in Vol 2 and several nicks to the corners and spine ends of the volume 1 jacket.

Title: Constantinople. 1st U.S. edition. “A cinematographic view of late 19th century Istanbul”

Author Name: DE AMICIS, Edmondo

Categories: History, Photography, Travel,

Edition: 1st U.S. edition

Publisher: The John C. Winston Co, Philadelphia: 1896

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Size: 8vo

Item: 4.00 lbs

Seller ID: cr190721b

Keywords: istanbul, turkey, constantinoble, travel, harems, islam, muslim