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A rare and highly attractive little Turkish thematic atlas featuring 11 World maps detailing the locations of key agricultural and mineral resources; made by Ömer Lütfi, a secondary school teacher in Adana, in the spirit of President Atatürk’s sweeping educational reforms; published in Mersin, a stellar example of provincial Anatolian printing.
A rare book on the theory of relativity was written by one of the first Ottoman electrical engineers Mehmed Refik and contains various experiments, which should be tested in order to confirm Einstein’s theory, published in the final form in 1916. Large 8°. 40 pp. with black and white illustrations, original illustrated wrappers (minor foxing, wrappers slightly scratched…
[Seyahat Jurnali. İstanbul'dan Bağdat'a ve Hindistan'a. Sene 1300 ila 1304 / Travelogue. From Istanbul to Baghdad and Istanbul. From 1883-1887]. 8°, 119 pp. with 12 interleaved black and white plates and one double-page plate, original yellow cloth boards with gilt and black lettering and decoration, later calf spine with gilt lettering, later marbled endpapers (minor foxing, endpapers slightly…
An important, unusual first edition of a first-hand account on Nepal, written in Esperanto by the Hungarian-Yugoslav traveller and author Tibor Sekelj, when the country was not all that accessible to foreigners.
A rare book, printed in Cairo, with parallel texts in Ottoman and Arabic, was written by the military leader and scientist Ahmed Muhtar Pasha and is advocating for the invariant Islamic calendar Small 4°, 72 pp., 45 charts (34 double page charts, 11 single page charts), contemporary blue boards and black cloth spine (slightly age-toned, title pages with…
An unusual book was made at the first anniversary of the German newspaper Deutsche Adria-Zeitung in Triste under the Nazi occupation and was printed days before the Allies and the Partisans took over the city. The introduction was written by an Austrian Nazi politician and Gauleiter, Friedrich Reiner, who was later tried at the Nuremberg trial for war crimes and executed in Yugoslavia…
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