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...The Arcadian Library, from its very inception, has always been more than a private collection. Its acquisition policy has always been secondary to its ethical mission—to facilitate peaceful dialogue between East and West. In a tense age...
...Lady Hester Stanhope, who arrived in Istanbul in 1810, perpetuated the tradition of the well-connected, pre-Victorian, aristocratic traveller, elevating the role to new levels of eccentricity. Stanhope’s unconventional life has been...
...A very rare letter on the situation of the Allied and the Turkish fleets in summer 1572, dated 12 August, from the island of Cerigo (Kythira) - at the end of the letter 'De Cirigo le douzieme jour d'Aoust, 1572.'. Göllner emphasises...
...Engelbert Kaempfer (16 September 1651 – 2 November 1716) was a German naturalist and physician and is best known for his tour of Russia, Persia, India, South-East Asia, and Japan between 1683 and 1693. Amoenitatum Exoticarum is important...
...Very rare second edition of Concoregio's Practica noua medicine (the first was published in Pavia in 1485, under the title Opus de aegritudinibus), here with the first printing of De curis febrium. Born in Milan around 1380, Giovani de...
...The Canicularia is printed in Latin, with a significant amount of Greek and occasional phrases in Arabic and Hebrew. The Persian title of the appended work of Ulugh Beg is given as مواضع بعض كواكب مشهورة در طول و عرض (p.83). The Persian...