Oct 24, 2019 - Sale 2521

Sale 2521 - Lot 58

Price Realized: $ 175
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 250 - $ 350
FORGACH, FERENC, Bishop of Varad. Rerum Hungaricarum sui temporis commentarii. With life of the author and index by Elek Horanyi. Etched frontispiece portrait of Forgach. [102], 702, [14] pages. 8vo, 200x119 mm, contemporary tree sheep gilt with block-printed patterned endpapers; dampstain in upper outer corners through most of volume, stain on top edges minimally showing internally. Bratislava & Kosice: Johann Michael Landerer, 1788

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posthumous first edition of the contemporary account of mid-16th-century Hungarian affairs by Forgach (d. 1577), "frequently used by later authors . . . as the most important source for the history of the first period of Ottoman rule in Hungary"--Christian-Muslim Relations VII, 465.