New York: E F Dutton, 1897.
First US Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Good with no dust jacket. Item #8888
Library stamps/marks/labels/pocket, Volume I REBOUND; Vol II spine well chipped, tone, wear. Solid hardcovers.; Two of two volumes, complete set. "The Author has studied his subject with a serious desire to bring before the intelligent reading public of this country such facts, and such anecdotes (elucidating and explaining facts), as may enable an impartial reader to form a fair conclusion as to the present condition, and the probable destiny of that great Oriental Empire, on whose action and fate so much of the peace and welfare of Western Europe depends. To attain such a purpose, a knowledge of the life and manners of the Turks, and of the Eastern Christains, and of their religious and political views, is indispensable. And the writer of this book offers as an excuse for these two bulky volumes, that his researches on the spot, as well as in every attainable work of authority on a subject so wide, so deep, and so important, could not, with justice, be compressed into a smaller space. On the other hand, each chapter of this book could easily be developed into a thick volume by itself, and yet not exhaust its subject." - Author's Note. First US Edition, from English sheets, of this extensive late-nineteenth-century survey of the Ottoman Empire, written when the fate of the "Sick Man of Europe" was critical to European diplomacy and the balance of power. ; Ex-Library; xvi, 364; vi, 371 pages.