[RUSSIA / CRIMEA / THE RUSSO-TURKISH WAR 1735-1739 / ROMANIA IMPRINT] Tevârih-i Tatar Han ve Dagistan [Dagestan] ve Moskov... Published by Kirimli Cafer Seyyid Ahmed. [i.e., History of the Tatar Khanate, Dagestan, Moscow, and Kiptchak lands]
KEFELI IBRAHIM EFENDI BIN ALI EFENDI [sic. CLAUDE ALEXANDRE DE BONNEVAL, (1675-1747)], [Amd Matbaasi], [Dobrich / Dobriç / Bazargich / Pazarcik (Romania)], .
COMPLETE TITLE: [RUSSIA / CRIMEA / THE RUSSO-TURKISH WAR 1735-1739 / ROMANIA IMPRINT] Tevârih-i Tatar Han ve Dagistan [Dagestan] ve Moskov ve Dest-i Kipçak ülkelerinindir. Published by Kirimli Cafer Seyyid Ahmed. Translated by Abdülcelil Remzi. [i.e., History of the Tatar Khanate, Dagestan, Moscow, and Kiptchak lands].
Contemporary/modern burgundy cloth. Large 8vo. (20 x 16 cm). In Ottoman script (Old Turkish with Arabic letters).  p., printed marginal notes originally including several date calculations from Hegira to Gregorian. A very good copy.
It is a very rare first edition of this book, allegedly attributed to Kefeli Ibrahim bin Ali Efendi, the court clerk of the Second Fetih Giray (1736). According to the second claim, this work is an incomplete copy of the report written by Humbaraci Ahmed Pasha (Claude Alexandre De Bonneval) to prove the rightfulness of the Turkish side during the Russo-Turkish War of 1735-1739. (Demir).
It was written by Humbaraci Ahmed Pasha at the request of Sultan Mahmud I, at the very beginning of the Russo-Turkish War of 1735-1739, to reveal the legitimacy of the Turkish side and, more importantly, to inform Ottoman statesmen about the power of Russia. It includes a vivid firsthand account of the Russo-Turkish War of 1735-1739 between Russia and the Ottoman Empire caused by the Ottoman Empire's war with Persia and continuing raids by the Crimean Tatars. The war also represented Russia's continuing struggle for access to the Black Sea. In 1737, the Holy Roman Empire joined the war on Russia's side, known in historiography as the Austro-Turkish War of 1737-1739.
Claude Alexandre, Comte de Bonneval was a French army officer who later went into the service of the Ottoman Empire, eventually converting to Islam and becoming known as Humbaraci Ahmed Pasha. He rendered valuable services to the sultan in his war with Russia, and with the famous Nader Shah. As a reward, he received the governorship of Chios, but he soon fell under the suspicion of the Sublime Porte and was banished for a time to the shores of the Black Sea. He died at Constantinople in March 1747.
Özege 20907.; OCLC 79746019, 1030771444 (Two copies in Orient-Institut of Istanbul and Harvard University).
Provenance: The Baraz Family Collection, from Ahmet Ziya Baraz.