Suleiman The Magnificent Sultan of the East by Harold Lamb


This is a collectible from International Collectors Library, 1951. This edition re-creates a design back to 1800. Featured in burnt orange distinctive London Fleet Street Replica Binding. Gold trimmed frontispiece with gold title and author lettering on spine. Top page edges tipped in gold. Attached ribbon bookmark. Binding is tight and straight. Inside, very clean, no marks, writing etc seen. there is a minor scuff on front cover top left corner. Rest of hardcover very good with only a hint of shelf wear. Illustrated maps inside front and back endpapers.

This is a fascinating narrative which portrays the personality and accomplishments of one of the most remarkable figures of 16th century history. Suleiman came to power as head of the Turkish Empire in 1520. He struck fear into the hearts and minds of the mighty empires of Europe with well trained armies and hard-hitting naval forces. He also was a patron of arts and sciences He brought the Ottoman Empire to new heights of glory. The Atlantic Monthly referred to the book as " a fascinating and selective study of a great personality, his empire and his epoch".

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