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 work by a Muslim Ottoman medical doctor on issues of hygiene and health, as seen from a religious point of view. 8°: 72 pp., original blue printed wrappers, stapled (internally in a good, seemingly unread condition, wrappers with tiny tears, spine repaired, minor foxing, staples rusty).
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.]…
مذكرة عن حالة المسلمين في الروسيا البلشفيكية : مقدمة إلى حضرة صاحب الفضيلة الأستاذ الأكبر شيخ الجامع الأزهر وشيخ الإسلام بالديار المصرية [Mud̲akkira aine ḥāla al-Muslimīn fī-r-Rūsiyā al-Bulšifīkīya … / A Note On the Condition of Muslims in Bolshevik Russia: An Introduction to the Honorable Master, the Grand Shaykh of Al-Azhar Mosque and the Shaykh of Islam in the Egyptian…
8°. 128 pp., later brown cloth binding with gilt lettering on the cover and spine (old hand-written price on the inner side of the rear board, binding with minor staining and scuffing on the edges, otherwise in a good condition).
[Extract of the Contract on Mineral Oil on the Segment of al-Jazeera [i. e. Upper Mesopotamia, in this case Iraq]]. 8°: 23 pp., original pink wrappers with lettering, stapled (soft folds, minor staining in the upper part, but overall in a good condition).
8°. 184 with illustrations, 20th century brown cloth binding with lettering on the cover and spine (minor age-toning and foxing, handwritten old price on the inner side of back cover, two annotations originally pasted over with brown paper, otherwise in a good condition).
A rare lithographed book in Ottoman language represents the genealogy from Adam, Muhammad, Four Caliphs, Abbasid caliphs, Turkish and Mongolian rulers, to Great Seljuk and Anatolian Seljuk sultans. The work finishes with a portrait of the Ottoman sultan Abdulmejid I (1823 –1861). 4°. 42 pp. lithographed with illustrations, later marbled wrappers (upper margin unevenly, last margin cut into the outer bordure,…
A Tatar translation of an Azeri tale by a Russian writer Lermontov was published in Kazan in a turbulent year 1918, when the city founded its independent state of Turkic peoples and Volga Germans, was briefly sieged by the Czechoslovakian Legion and was eventually defeated by the Bolsheviks. 8°. 15 pp., trimmed rear original wrapper with lettering mounted with…
[Bulgar Harabeleri hem Burunegi Bulgarları / The Ruins of Bolghar and the Ancient Bulgars] A rare Tatar publication with an illustrated text on the ruins of the ancient city Bolghar, the capital of Volga Bulgaria from the 8th until 15th century, was printed in Kazan in 1908. 8°. 44 pp. with black…
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