London: Edwarde Whitchurche, 1546. First English Edition. 12mo.; VG; rebound in 1/4 modern brown calf, brown cloth boards, paneled spine with burgundy label and gilt lettering; one page of handwritten notes bound in before title page; small chip to fore edge of title page, does not impact text; title page has 'London 1546' written at the bottom; interior free of writing and markings; verso of colophon has an engraving with a Sun with banner reading 'Sol Oriens Mundo,' three lines of handwriting below; Printed in two sizes of Gothic text.; presumably lacking frontispiece;
Imprinted at London ... : By Edvvarde VVhitchurche, the xii day of Auguste, the yere of our Lorde 1546, Imprint from colophon.; Signatures: *8 A-S8.; PP/FF: ff. , cxl, ;
The first history of Turkey in English. This important work comprises accounts of the beginning of the Turkish Empire, the lives of all the emperors, and the array and discipline of the Turkish warfare described and set forth most exact.
an incredibly rare book; USTC Reference No.: 503768, ESTC Citation No. S103126; shelved Case 3.
Peter Ashton's translation of "Turcicarum rerum commentarius", Francesco Negri’s translation of "Commentario delle cose de’ Turchi" by Paolo Giovio.;
Very little is known about Peter Ashton, aside from his translation of the Turkes chronicles. He may have been the same Peter Ashton who was prebendary of Lincoln from 1542 to 1548. If that is the case, he was born around the turn of the 16th century, and was the son of Peter Ashton, who lived in Old Weston, Huntingdonshire. He held two degrees from Cambridge, a BA earned in 1516 and an MA earned in 1519.