[Avrupa'da Ne Gördüm / What did I see in Europe. [French title:] France, England, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Austria and Hungary] A stunning travelogue of Europe by an Ottoman novelist, editor and translator of Jules Verne, Ahmed İhsan, was influenced by a novel Around the World in Eighty Days. Possibly the first travelogue to involve the Orient Express. …
8°, [8 pp.], 64 pp., with two black and white portraits of Oscar Wilde, original illustrated wrappers, bound in a recent black linen with gilt lettering and debossed decoration, signed by the translator (minor age-toning and staining, but overall in a good condition).
A rare, beautiful expensively lithographed Ottoman Alefbe or a primer of the Arabic basic script 8°, 36 pp. colour and gilt lithograph, original binding with illustrated boards, red cloth spine (binding slightly stained with tiny scratches, repaired hinges in the front ands rear endpapers).
[Mükemmel ve Mufassal Coğrafya-yı Umumi Atlası / Complete and Detailed General Geographical Atlas] 8°, [8 pp.], 188 pp.,, [4 pp.], interleaved page between p. 28-29, 37 colour lithographed double paged maps (complete) including one plate with two maps and one folding map, original blue binding with debossed lettering and decoration (sporadic old annotations in Ottoman, one map (Asia)…
[Devlet-i Âliye-i Osmaniye Sancaklarıyla Düvel-i Ecnebiye Bandıralarını Hâvi Albümdür / Album of the Flags of the Sanjaks of the Ottoman Empire and Foreign Countries] A rare and lavishly illustrated Ottoman folio book depicting the naval flags, jacks and standards of 50 nations as they appeared on the eve of World War I, published in Constantinople by the Ottoman…
The first Ottoman book on cuneiform, written by scholar and Armenian nationalist Karapet J. Basmadjian 16°: 27 pp., [5 pp.] blank, later cloth binding with debossed prnaments and gilt lettering (margins slightly age-toned and with tiny tears, otherwise in a good condition).
[Usûl-i Coğrafya-yı Sagir / Small Introduction to Geography] An early Ottoman geography book with large, wonderfully originally coloured maps. 12°: 156 pp., [4 pp.] blank and errata, 3 folding plates with maps – lithographs with original colour, original green boards and green cloth spine (binding with small chips and scratches, inside in a good condition with minor…
8°, [3 pp.] title page and introduction, 536 pp. with black and white illustrations in text, [1 pp.], 4 folding plates, contemporary grown cloth with gilt lettering on the spine, original green patterned endpapers (slightly age-toned, minor foxing and staining, tiny sporadic folds in corners, sporadic light off-set, printing mistakes on pp. 377-383 with correctly printed images over wrongly…
A rare Ottoman blank atlas, made for educational purposes at the Military School Oblong Small Folio: 66 lithographed double page maps, original brown boards with debossed decoration, original brown calf spine, recent endpaper, slightly age-toned and stained, sporadic folds, small tears and tiny loss of paper in margins, some maps with manuscript annotations in Ottoman in pencil and…
12°. 191 pp., contemporary marbled boards, brown calf spine with gilt decoration and Ottoman lettering, original yellow endpapers (light ink scribbles on the back endpapers, endpapers slightly dusty, binding with light wear and scratches, otherwise in a good condition).
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