First edition. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. 288pp. With 16 b&w illustrations in text. Map to front endpapers. History of the feared Janissary corps which served the Ottoman Sultans, their founding, power, and decline, by a leading historian of the Ottoman period. Fine in Fine jacket, now in clear sleeve.
Near Fine Plus in Near Fine Plus jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Cloth, hardcover in dust jacket., the exterior edges of the textblock appear a shade darker than they perhaps once were, not a smoke or dirt effect, and with no internal carry-over. in all other regards, a fine copy, free of any flaws. clean, bright, tight binding.; 288pp., 17 illustrations, map endpapers in front. glossary. history of elite ottoman forces culled from balkan christian boys.
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