The eight volumes of letters writ by a Turkish spy, who liv'd five and forty years undiscover'd at Paris: giving an impartial account to the Divan at Constantinople of the most remarkable transactions of Europe: and discovering several intrigues and secrets of the Christian courts (especially of that of France) continued from the year 1637, to the year 1682

Author

Giovanni Paolo Marana

Title

The eight volumes of letters writ by a Turkish spy, who liv'd five and forty years undiscover'd at Paris: giving an impartial account to the Divan at Constantinople of the most remarkable transactions of Europe: and discovering several intrigues and secrets of the Christian courts (especially of that of France) continued from the year 1637, to the year 1682

Date

1723

Place

London

Publisher

G. Strahan, S. Ballard

Contributor

William Bradshaw
Robert Midgley

Note

Authorities agree that the first part of the work, pub. in Paris 1684, was written by Marana in Italian (never actually in Arabic). The remainder has been ascribed to different Englishmen, among them Dr. Robert Midgley and William Bradshaw. It is probable however that Midgley simply edited the English translation, made by Bradshaw, of the original Italian manuscript. cf. Dict. nat. biog., v. 6, p. 185; v. 37, p. 366 Imprint varies Vol. 1: 20th edition; v. 2-8: 8th edition Vol. 1 has both general and special t.-p.; v. 2-8 have special t.-p. only

Library Catalog

https://crrs.ca/rare_books/crrs-rare-book-retrieval-requests/

Call Number

D246 .M3313 1723 v.3

Item Type

Book

Collection

Citation

Giovanni Paolo Marana, “The eight volumes of letters writ by a Turkish spy, who liv'd five and forty years undiscover'd at Paris: giving an impartial account to the Divan at Constantinople of the most remarkable transactions of Europe: and discovering several intrigues and secrets of the Christian courts (especially of that of France) continued from the year 1637, to the year 1682,” Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies (CRRS) Rare Book Collection, accessed March 1, 2024, https://crrs.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/9156.