Palaiologue G., “Esquisses des moeurs Turques au 19eme siècle ou scenes populaires, usages religieux, ceremonies publiques, vie interieur, habitudes sociales en forme des dialogues”, Paris, 1827. First edition, in 8vo, 20x13cm. Complete, pp. , 408. Contemporary full blind-stamped leather rubbed, browning inside. A good copy. Grigorios Palaiologos studied in France and it seems that he wrote the work directly in French. There is no contemporary Greek text. But as a person from the Levant, he provided a very accurate image of Turkish social habits, customs, ideas and of their mainly agricultural society. The work takes the form of dialogues and is complemented by explanatory notes.