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Hungary and Transylvania with Remarks on Their Condition, Social, Political and Economical

Hungary and Transylvania with Remarks on Their Condition, Social, Political and Economical

John Paget (Paget János )was born in Loughborough 1808. He was educated at the Unitarian Manchester College at York, and then read medicine. He travelled extensively in Europe. He married the Hungarian Baroness Polyxena Wesselenyi Banffy (née de Hadad), divorced wife of Baron Ladislaus Banffy, in 1836. He lived on his wife’s estate in Transylvania, developing the farming there with an “improved” breed of cow, and campaigning for improvements to agriculture. His diary, in six volumes is in the National Széchényi Library in Budapest) Volumes 1-5 contain observations on natural history around Europe. Volume 6 records Hungary’s 1849 war of independence, in which Paget took part.
He died in Ghiriş (then called Gyéres) and is buried in the Hajongard Cemetery in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Good tight copy in publishers mauve cloth , internally clean and bright Illustrated throughout including folding coloured map and Engraved Frontispiece to each volume. Two volumes bound in one.

Published by John Murray 1850

Price £575.00

Captain of Tartars, captured by Prince of Transylvania.

Produced for Effiggie naturali de i maggior prencipi et piu valorosi capitani di questa eta con l’arme loro.
By Andreas Vacchari 1599
Titled as Captain of the Tartars, captured by the Most Serene Prince of Transylvania.
(Capitano dei Tartari, preso del serenissimo prencipe de Transilvania.)

Engraved by Giacomo Franco 1550 -1620
Size 27 x 19 cm

Price £28.00


Graf Karl Hieronymus Pálffy von Erdöd 1735-1816

Count Karl Hieronymus Pálffy von Erdöd, from 1807 Prince Palffy von Erdöd was the real court chancellor of the combined court chancellery of Hungary and Transylvania . He was also the progenitor of the princely branch of the Pálffy family .

Engraved by Johann Ernst Mansfeld 1749 – 1796
Size 16 x 10 cm

Price £14.00


Count Štefan XI. Ilešházi 1762-1838

István Gróf illésházi Illésházy (XI.) lord, politician, military officer. He was a colonel of the noble uprising against Napoleon , then a hereditary lord, and a politician sympathetic to the reform opposition from the beginning of the 1800s . From 1830, he was a director of the Hungarian Society of Scientists . The last scion of the Illésházy family, a large landowner .

Engraved by Adám Sándor Ehrenreich 1784-1852
Size 35 x 27 cm

Price £28.00


Graf Franz von Zichy Ferraris 1777-1839

Fieldmarshall Lieutenant of the Garde Noble Hongroise. Father in law of Clemens von Metternich. The House of Zichy (of Zich and Vásonykő) is the name of a Magyar family of the Hungarian nobility, conspicuous in Hungarian history from the latter part of the 13th century onwards.

Engraved by Adám Sándor Ehrenreich 1784-1852
Size 35 x 27 cm

Price £28.00


Joseph Count Esterházy de Galántha 1682-1748

Joseph Esterházy was the son of Franz Esterházy (1641-1683) and his wife Katalin Thököly (1655-1701), the eldest daughter of the large landowner Stephan II Thököly . Joseph had five other siblings (three sisters and two brothers) who survived to adulthood. His older brother Anton (Hungarian Antal) Esterházy (1676–1722) was a kuruc general and fought alongside Franz II Rákóczi ( Hungarian Wars of Independence ) against Habsburg rule in Hungary.

Engraved by Francis Leoplod Schmitner 1754
Size 22 x 16 cm

Price £28.00


Leopold II Holy Roman Emperor, King of Hungary & Bohemia, Archduke of Austria 1741-1790

Holy Roman Emperor from August 1765 and sole ruler of the Habsburg lands from November 1780 until his death. He was the eldest son of Empress Maria Theresa and her husband, Emperor Francis I, and the brother of Marie Antoinette, Maria Carolina of Austria and Maria Amalia, Duchess of Parma.
Artist Martin Engelbrecht 1684-1756
Engraver: Christian Wilhelm Engelbrecht
Size 29 x 18 cm

Price £28.00