Hamâmîzâde İHSAN Bey (also Hamâmîzâde Mehmed İHSAN, 1885 – 1948).
[Hamsinâme / Story of Anchovies]
Istanbul: Sebat Matbaası 1928
8°: 150 pp. with illustrations, [10 pp.], original illustrated wrappers bound in contemporary black linen boards, contemporary brown goat spine (minor age-toning and sporadic hardly noticeable staining, spine slightly rubbed, but overall in a good condition).
The first edition on the famous Ottoman story on the importance of anchovies for the inhabitants of the Black Sea coast
This charming illustrated book in Ottoman language, written by a poet Hamâmîzâde İhsan Bey (1885 – 1948) describes the importance of the anchovies for the life and folklore of the people, living on the Black Sea costs. The author described the history of fishing, the lifestyle of the fishermen and notes the lyrics of the local songs and poems on fishing and anchovies.
The story has been translated to modern Turkish and is published until today, also in a form of an educational children’s book.
References: OCLC 776809290, 79359208, 1030746788, 313040086. ÖZEGE 6780.