A complete set of the richly illustrated Ottoman War Journal, issued during WWI, focusing in the large battles, such as the Gallipoli Campaign and the battles in the Middle East Large 4°. 27 issues bound in one volume (issues 25 and 26 published together), 432 pp., later black linen boards, brown calf spine with gilt Ottoman lettering. Issue 1…
The first edition of the prominent Turkish poet and writer İbrahim Alaaddin Gövsa’s historically important work featuring the report of the official Ottoman artists’ delegation to the active battlefield at Gallipoli in the Summer of 1915 and containing the first printing of his complete collection of his moving poems on Gallipoli; this example featuring the spectacular illustrated cover showing…
[Çanakkale Hakikatleri / The Truth About the Dardanelles] 8°. 73 pp., later (1970s) brown cloth binding (lightly stained, four pages with traces of text from other pages, sporadic white margins trimmed, old hand-written price on the inner side of the rear board, a tiny piece of paper mounted on the title page).
Tulip, Daffodil and Hyacinth Growing in Istanbul Large 8°. 16 pp. with black and white illustrations, original wrappers with lettering, original taxation stamp (light staining, stains on two pages with partial minimal damage to the text, wrappers with tiny tears and loss of paper in one corner).
[Bin Bir Çiçek Mağazası / Magazine of Thousand and One Flower] Large 8°. 80 pp., , later red binding with mounted original front and rear wrappers, original taxation stamp on the rear wrapper (light water-staining going throughout the book, old traces of stapled in inner white margins).
8°, 176 pp. with black and white maps and photographs, original illustrated wrappers (minor staining, tiny tears in margins, tine holes in the inner margins from an old binding, a small stain in the text of pp. 98-101, overall in a good condition).
A rare Hebrew – Ottoman Primer, printed in Izmir, Turkey, in 1913 on the eve of WWI. 8°, 32 pp., original wrappers with lettering (wrappers stained and ink-stained, wide margins with small tears and loss of white paper, slightly age-toned, sheets inside in a good clean condition).
8°. [3 pp.], 445 pp. with black and white illustrations, original illustrated cloth binding, old taxation stamp, rubber-stamp owner’s initials on the title page, original illustrated cloth binding, original pink endpapers (light staining, age-toning and foxing, sporadic small tears in margins, overall in a good condition).
Large 8°, 314 pp., boards with modern marbled paper, original calf spine with gilt decoration, original marbled paper endpapers (with light foxing and staining, p. 27-28 cracked in the upper part, a tear on p 192 repaired with old transparent paper).
[Binicilik Talimnâmesi. Müsvedde Halinde / Equestrian Instructions. In Sketches] A detailed illustrated Ottoman manual on horses, dressage, military training and other equestrian sports 8°, ح, 314 pp. with black and white illustrations, [2 pp.] blank, last pages (index) printed on turquoise paper, later red cloth binding (index pages partly uncut, last two pages loose, minor staining, a…
A rare manual for officers is the fifth and the last book, printed in the first Istanbul lithographic press, run by a Frenchmen Henri Cayol on the premises of the Ministry of War for only five years. It was written by the main patron of this new technique, the statesman and admiral Koca Hüsrev Mehmed Pasha. 8°: [6 pp.]…
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