A very rare Zaragoza imprint covering events across Europe during the late spring and early summer of 1661, focussing on the Ottoman takeover of Transylvania, the Venetian-Ottoman conflict in both Dalmatia and Crete, as well as the renewal of the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance that would ultimately secure Lisbon’s long-term independence from Madrid.
[The History and Organizations of the Fascism. First Book for Slovenians] 8°: 156 pp., [4 pp.], original wrappers with lettering on the cover (wrappers with minor staining and a tiny chip on the rear cover, otherwise in a good, clean, seemingly unread condition).
A book on the Hope for Israel, in a highly decorative 19th century half calf binding, is a reprint of a text by a first Hebrew Printer in Amsterdam, Menasseh ben Israel, and was in the year of first wave of modern Jewish migration to Ottoman-ruled Palestine.
Perception of the Balkan Politics in the Arab Countries An Arab pamphlet on the pact between Yugoslavia, Greece in Turkey,signed in 1953 to prevent the expansion of the Soviet influence to the Balkans Small 4°. 49 pp., folding map, original wrappers with illustrated cover (minor tears in wrappers, otherwise a good example)
A rare complete last series of the legendary Ottoman intellectual magazine Servet-I Fünun, which introduced the popular Western culture to the East 11 issues in 11 volumes (10 volumes with each 20 issues, 1 volume with 11 issues), all small folio, each issue with 16 pp. with black and with illustrations and illustrated cover, sporadic issues with colour…
A first edition of a novel Zeyno’s Son by a famous Ottoman / Turkish female author Halide Edib Adıvar 8°. 411 pp., 13-16 pp., original grey wrappers with lettering, contemporary black linen binding with debossed and gilt lettering and decoration, old taxation stamp on the title page (binding slightly bumped, small cracks on the spine, small tears in…
A rare first lithographed edition of a genealogy, starting with Adam, to Muhammad, Four Caliphs, Abbasid caliphs, Turkish and Mongolian rulers, Great Seljuk and finishing with the last Ottoman Sultan. 4°. 40 pp. lithographed with illustrations, recent three quarter Bordeaux calf with gilt decoration and grey cloth boards, recent printed marbled papers (miniature Ottoman annotations in red ink,…
A rare first printed Ottoman book on Geology 8°: 9 pp., [6 pp.], 146 pp., colour folding plate, contemporary yellow and black card binding with gilt debossed decoration (rear cover scratched, stained and with small loss of material, minor staining, plate with soft folds, binding scratched on the edges, text pages clean).
The first Ottoman translation of the popular orientalist French theatre piece Antar by Chekri Ganem, issued one year after the original first edition. 8°: 137 pp., [4 pp.], 2 full size portraits, 1 double-page black and white illustration, original illustrated cover, later red cloth binding with a label on the cover (title page with light staining, double-page illustrations…
8°, 146 pp., [2 pp.] blank, contemporary red goat with gilt lettering, contemporary illustrated endpapers, old Ottoman book-seller’s stamp mounted in the lower part of the front cover (binding slightly scuffed, a small chip in the lower part of the front free endpaper, otherwise in a good condition).
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