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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…
A complete set of the contemporary Ottoman translations of Schweinfurth’s influential travelogue to Africa. 8°: 911 pp. with black and white illustrations, folding map, coloured in outline, one toned lithograph with hand coloured details, contemporary Ottoman black calf with gilt and debossed decoration (remboîtage in a contemporary Ottoman binding) (minor age-toning and foxing, holes in the map on the crossings…
8°, 156 pp.,  with illustrated vignettes in the text, contemporary brown cloth binding without bound in wrappers (small tears and minor loss of paper in the gutter, minor staining, binding with light wear and ink staining, some sheets slightly stained in the margins, old bookdealer’s stamp on the last page, old signature and date on the title page, altogether…
A charming complete set of three rare Turkish medical pamphlets on anatomy, written in the Ottoman language for students of medicine, illustrated with amazing proto-modern colour plates. 3 issues (all published), all 8°, with original printed wrappers: No. 1: 69 pp. with black and white illustrations, with 5 interleaved colour plates; No. 2: 36 pp. interleaved with 3…
Large 8°: [25 pp.], title page and 12 chromolithographed illustrations, printed on one side only, verso tan paper, original cover, later binding, stapled (internally in good condition with minimal staining in margins, back cover replaced, front cover slightly stained with repaired vertical crack with tiny loss).
[Observation of the New Problem of Mathematical Geography, i.e. the Science of the Earth's Sphere] An exceedingly rare treatise on the length of the day in various parts of the Earth, written by an Arab / Libyan scholar Muhammad Kamal al-Tarabulsi with an introduction of a Beirut-based American scholar Robert West 8°. 23 pp. with illustrations, printed in yellow…
A scarce work on the Communism was written by an Azerbaijani author Resulzade Mehmet Emin during his exile in Istanbul. Emin was an influential pan-Turkist, pan-Islamist and communist, who saved young Joseph Stalin in Baku in 1905 from being arrested, which later helped him for not being prosecuted later in the Soviet Union. 8°. 144 pp., 20th century brown…
An exceedingly rare book on the Ottoman language for the Lebanese, printed by the Saint George Press in Beirut 8°. 195 pp., contemporary marbled boards and black cloth spine (last two pages with tiny chip in the outer white margin, binding lightly scuffed, otherwise in a good condition).
8°. 111 pp., portrait with red printing and lettering in margins, 20th century dark brown cloth binding with lettering on the cover and spine (minor foxing, hand-written old price on the inner side of back cover, one white margin trimmed, an old typed title mounted on the title page, otherwise in a good condition).
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