A thesis on the first autopsy ever conducted in the Ottoman Empire, performed by Karl Ambros Bernard in 1841, at the Austrian Hospital in Istanbul, written by Hayrullah Efendi, a future Ottoman diplomat and prolific author 8°: [4 pp., index], 149 pp., 6 folding charts, contemporary marbled boards, restored calf spine, old paste down tile to cover bearing…
A first Ottoman translation of the Freud’s groundbreaking work on psychoanalysis, sexual origins of neurosis and the Oedipus complex, written by the pioneer of the modern Ottoman psychology Small 4°: 57 pp., original tan wrappers with lettering (wrappers with light staining, later spine
[Çanakkale Boğazı ve civarı / Dardanelles Strait and its Vicinity] 12°. 166 pp., [2 pp.] blank, original wrappers with tile on the cover and decoration on the back cover, recent black cloth binding with gilt lettering on the cover and spine and debossed decoration (slightly age-toned and stained, small cracks in the inner side of the original cover, otherwise…
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).
12°: 56 pp., later black cloth binding with gilt lettering (old repairs to the title page and blank margins on p. 1, minor age toning and staining, old hand-written price on the rear inner side of the rear board).
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).
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