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Bradshaw, William active 1700

Works: 25 works in 92 publications in 2 languages and 2,687 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction 
Roles: Translator
Classifications: D246, 940.2
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Most widely held works by William Bradshaw
The fourth volume of letters writ by a Turkish spy who lived five and forty years undiscover'd at Paris : giving an impartial account to the Divan at Constantinople of the most remarkable transactions of Europe, and discovering several intrigues and secrets of the Christian courts (especially of that of France) continued from the year 1642 to the year 1682 by Giovanni Paolo Marana( Book )

13 editions published between 1691 and 1694 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first edition of this work began publication in 1684, when a volume in Italian entitled "L'esploratore Turco" and a French version entitled "L'esplou du grand seigneur" were published in Paris by C. Barbin. Authorship is disputed, but it is generally agreed that the first fifty letters (the original four volumes) were written by Marana. In the English editions, v. 1 contains the substance of the letters commonly ascribed to Marana. The continuation [i.e. v. 2-8], said to have appeared first in English, has been variously ascribed to Robert Midgley and William Bradshaw ; Bradshaw has also been attributed as the translator (from Marana's Italian manuscripts) of the entire work under Dr. Midgley's editorship. cf. DNB; also Gentleman's magazine, 1841, p. 270
The eight volumes of letters writ by a Turkish spy, who liv'd five and forty years undiscover'd at Paris: by Giovanni Paolo Marana( Book )

14 editions published between 1694 and 1748 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters written by a Turkish spy by Giovanni Paolo Marana( Book )

2 editions published in 1801 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Bradshaw, William fl. 1700

Translator of the first volume active 1700

William Bradshaw British hack writer

English (85)

French (1)