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A stationary sheet with extraordinary, elaborate watermarks featuring a portrait of Ottoman Sultan Mehmed V Reshad and the imperial coat of arms, a curious work of court patronage. Stationary sheet bearing elaborate watermarks, original vertical centrefold (Good, a couple light irregular folds and a crease emanating from centrefold into watermarks, stain in lower-left side), 20.5 x 25.5 cm…
An amazing survivor – an early Istanbul opera broadside advertising the 1855 single-show performance of Gaetano Donizetti’s ‘Don Pasquale’ at the famous Naum Theatre in Pera (Beyoğlu), Constantinople, headlined by the legendary basso buffo singer Vincenzo Galli, published locally in Italian, Ottoman Turkish, Greek, Armenian and Armenian printed in the Ottoman Alphabet!
A rare ephemeral program written in French, Armenian and Ottoman, was published for a for the matinée and evening performance of the Ottoman operetta Leblebici Horhor Aga, written by an Armenian author Tigran Tchoukhajian.
An important dissertation on aerodynamics by using a wind channel was made as a result of experiments, expanding over years, by a German engineer Max Schirmer at the blimp factory Zeppelin during WWII.
[Leşkergah / Lashkargāh. Historical, Literary, Artistic, Archeological Studies] A pioneering work on the pre-Islamic history of art and archeology of a southwestern Afghan city Lashkargāh, with attached visiting card of the author 8°, 152 pp., interleaved 7 sheets, printed with photographs from both sides, original illustrated wrappers, author’s visiting card attached with a pin to the title…
An extremely rare Nazi report on the state of roads in Germany's former African colonies and the Belgian Congo, made early in World Wat II in preparation for plans for the Third Reich to regain its African empire either by diplomacy or force, being a printed copy of an original typescript labelled as 'Als Manuskript gedruckt' ('Printed as a manuscript'), issued…
A scarce, pioneering atlas of Africa with 18 colour plates featuring 50 maps designed by the leading Vienna map house of Freytag & Berndt, including some sophisticated works of thematic cartography and original maps showcasing the level of Western knowledge of the continent, made to capitalize upon the Africa-mania that swept the general public in the wake of the…
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