C. d'Ohsson (Abraham Constantin Mouradgea d'Ohsson)
Title Histoire des Mongols depuis Tchinguiz-Khan jusqu'à Timour Bey ou Tamerlan. Four volume set.
Book Condition Very Good
Publisher La Haye & Amsterdam Freres van Cleff 1834-1835
Seller ID 1582
Half brown morocco; ruled raised bands, marbled boards. Mouradgea d'Ohsson was a Swedish historian and diplomat of Armenian descent. This important work is a large expansion of his 1824 publication which was the first serious study of Genghis Khan. Kenneth Meyer Setton, A History of the Crusades notes "among the general histories of the Mongols, d'Ohsson …remains unequaled. Avowedly or tacitly most later works rely on it…." Two folding genealogical charts; large 1824 folding map of Asia in the thirteenth century to rear of volume four. Previous owner's bookplates removed from front pastedowns. A nice wide-margined set (many pages yet uncut) in a sound period binding.; lxviii,452; 651; 624(1); 774.; 8vo (22 x 15 cm)
Armenia China Mongolia Genghis Kahn