Record number 05/1330
Author Arif Pacha, 1807 - 1865
TitleLes Anciens Costumes De l'Empire Ottoman Depuis L'Origine De La Monarchie Jusqu'A La Reforme du Sultan Mahmoud Recueillis par S. Ex. Le Muchir Arif Pacha Tome 1er.
ImprintParis. Prix 40 Fs. en noir Prix 80 Fs. en couleurs.: Imprimé En Couleur Par Lemercier, [1863]
Physical Description[2], 47, [1] p., frontis. (port.), 16 pl.; 562 mm.
Content Format Note[T.p., frontis. (port.)] - Biographie De L'Auteur [to 1863] - Préface Traduite Du Texte Turc - Origine De L'Empire Ottoman - [Plates].
Summary NoteNo publication-date is given on the title-page. In the Préface the author states, 'J'ai entrepris, l'an 1279 ... (1863 ...) la publication des Volumes I, II et III, en donnant pour titre à mon livre: Medjmouaï teçavir (collection de costumes) ... L'ouvrage complet se composera de douze volumes ...'. Lipperheide states that no more were published. According to Colas, the work was also published in Turkish.

The text, 'Origine De L'Empire Ottoman', is a brief chronological description of the costumes shown in the plates, where they are assigned numbers keying them to this survey. Each plate is captioned in Turkish and French. They show public officers of the Turkish state, before the suppression of the Janissaries in 1826 by Sultan Mahmud II.
Responsibility NoteThe frontispiece portrait of Arif Pacha is signed in the plate, 'Julien.M. Lith.' The numbered plates are all signed in the plate 'AS' (or 'AD'?), apart from pl. 5, which is signed 'AP' and pl. 3, and 10, which are unsigned.

The frontispiece and each numbered plate carry the imprint of Lemercier.
SubjectCostume - Clothing and dress - Uniforms - Public officers - Courtiers - Turkey - Middle East - History
Pictorial works - Chromolithographs - Lithographs - Colour printing - France - 19th century
ReferencesKatalog Der Freiherrlich Von Lipperheide'schen Kostümbibliothek (repr. 1963), no. 1440m.; R. Colas, Bibliographie Générale Du Costume (1933; repr.), no.148, col. 49-50.
Binding Note19th-century half blue morocco, blue marbled-papered boards; spine lettered 'Anciens Costumes De L'Empire Ottoman - Arif Pacha' and 'R.A.'
ProvenancePurchased for RA Library in 1880 (see RA Annual Report for 1880, p. 42).
Variant TitleMedjmouaï teçavir
Contributors Imprimerie Lemercier et Compagnie (Paris). printer
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