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.
Ink signature and slight foxing to the top edge else very good plus condition with text clean & binding sound / very good plus dust jacket which is now in a clear protective mylar sleeve. 288pp. From the library of noted Middle East scholar Rose Greaves.
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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