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...First edition of a collection of historical anecdotes relating to the Ottoman Empire, organised chronologically and regnally. A second edition was published in 1740; an Italian translation was printed in Naples in 1729. Despite the racy...
...The author was secretary to the French embassy at Venice. His account includes important disclosures about the policy of the Venetian government, who complained to the French court when the work appeared. The first edition was published...