Book Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1951.
A first printing of the first edition in very good condition with an ex library stamping on the front flyleaf. The dust-jacket, in good condition, has some wear to the edges.
This book tells the story of Suleiman the Magnificent, one of history's most powerful and influential rulers. Born in 1494, Suleiman soon became sultan of the Ottoman Empire, ruling over a territory that stretched from Hungary to Egypt. He was a skilled military leader, and his empire became one of the most powerful in the world. Suleiman's reign was marked by great achievements, including the conquest of Constantinople (1453), the building of the Suez Canal (1869), and the establishment of a strong military and political presence in Europe. In 1520, Suleiman was assassinated by a group of his own officials, and his death marked the end of one of the most remarkable periods in Ottoman history.; 8vo; 370 pages.