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ARMENIA: 1905 Ընդարձակ օրացոյց Ս. Փրկչեան հիւանդանոցի հայոց [1905 Extensive Calendar of the Armenian Holy Savior Hospital]

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A rare Armenian almanac, issued in 1905 in Istanbul by the Armenian Hospital, including folding maps and valuable information on the Armenian minority.

 

8°, 512 pp. with portraits in text and interleaved 6 folding black and white maps, [20 pp.] advertisements on thin yellow paper, original blue cloth blinding with debossed black decoration and gilt lettering (title with a contemporary rubber stamp and a clear cut in the lower part, light foxing, binding slightly rubbed on the corners, missing front loose endpaper, missing an advertisement or possibly a subscription form on pp. 7-8, but otherwise in a good condition).

 

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This rare Armenian almanac for year 1905 was published in Istanbul and includes valuable information on the Armenian minority in the Ottoman Empire, statistics, short literary texts, portraits and six maps showcasing Albania, Istanbul with its south-western area, Palestine with an in-set map of Cyprus, Iraq with Kuwait on the south-west and an in-set map of the north-western coast of Turkey and Anatolia.

The author Arshak Kahanay Kazazian was an Armenian medical doctor and intellectual. On 24 April 1915, he was deported with about 250 other Armenian intellectuals to Ankara in the event, that is today known as the beginning of the Armenian genocide, but was allegedly not among the murdered prisoners.

We could not find any institutional examples in Worldcat not in the western libraries.

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