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George Castrioti Scanderberg (1405-1468)

Noli, Bishop Fan Stylian

New York

International Universities Press



[12], 240 pp. (8vo), original blue pebbled cloth, gilt spine. First Edition.

Rare work on George Castriot, known as Skanderbeg, an Albanian nobleman and military commander, who served the Ottoman Empire in 1423–43, the Republic of Venice in 1443–47, and lastly the Kingdom of Naples until his death. Only one copy listed at OCLC, in the State Library of Queensland, Australia. 

After leaving Ottoman service, he led a rebellion against the Ottoman Empire in what is today Albania and Macedonia. Skanderbeg always signed himself in Latin: Dominus Albaniae ("Lord of Albania"), and claimed no other titles but that in documents.

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Light wear to cloth with rubbing to extremities and spine; tear/abraded area on front free endpaper, light toning to interior; very good.

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