Well-illustrated. Nearly fine copy in very good dust jacket. Tall 8vo, 277 pp., "An Account of the Institution as It Existed in the Palace of the Turkish Sultans With a History of the Grand Seraglio From Its Foundation to Modern Times."
30 B&W plates. Good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover) 277pp. An account of the institution as it existed in the Palace of the Turkish Sultans with a history of the Grand Seraglio from its foundation to modern times. The merit of Mr. Penzer's book, which was originally published a bare quarter of a century after the Turkish harem came to an ignominious end, is that without minimising the sensational and unpleasant aspects of the system he presents an authoritative, objective account of its history over a period of 450 years.
VG/Fair. VG condition/G minus DJ. An account of the institution as it existed in the Palace of the Turkish Sultans with a history of the Grand Seraglio from its foundation to modern times. Red covers. Gold lettering on spine. Minimum edge wear. Other than natural page browning book is tight and clean. Nice three part fold out illustration of Constantinople Black and white photography/illust rations. DJ black with red design and white lettering. Several repaired edge tears. Discoloring. Free gift wrapping, card and drop shipping. Let us know the occasion and message.; Large 8vo; 277 pages.
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