Rycaut Paul, "Verhaal van de tegenwoordige Staat van het Turksche Kaizerryk", Amsterdam, 1670. First edition in Dutch. Small in 4to, 21x16cm, pp.,224. Contemporary full vellum soiled, end papers renewed, inside clean and bright. Complete, title with woodcut mark and the 20 splendid copper engravings in the text. A very good copy. Rycaut went to Constantinople in 1661 as a secretary to the British ambassador. The first part of his work, a precious source for the Ottoman Levant and its society, has been published in London in 1667. The Dutch edition is much more rare, but of great importance are the BEAUTIFUL ENGRAVINGS, with fine scenes of the Levant (views and people), that do not appear in the original edition and have been drawn by a skilled painter who seems to have lived in the Levant that time. RARE. Atabey 1071, Not in Blackmer.