This account describes two rebellions which broke out during the unsettled period following the victories of Nadir Kuli Khan of Persia against Turkey during September 1730. On the 20th of that month a minor riot of seventeen janissaries developed into an insurrection. Achmet III abdicated in favour of Mahmoud I, his nephew, but for some two months Constantinople was in a state of unrest. The second rebellion was an “”anti-coup””, with the janissary Patona rebelling against Mahmoud. Patona and his men were eventually overthrown. The author of this Relation remains unknown. The first issue has the title printed in red and black as here.
First edition, first issue. Small 8vo, [iv], 164, [viii (ads)]pp., title printed in red and black with engraved device, small stain to title, light waterstain to inner upper margin, bound in recent green morocco backed marbled boards, spine gilt lettered.
Atabey 1026; Blackmer 1407.