A rare Ottoman translation of Amédée Guillemin’s La Lune is the first separately published text on the Moon in the Ottoman Empire and includes the history of its explorations and the latest discoveries.
The translator Mahmud Esad studied mathematics, physics, astronomy and law in Istanbul and later worked as a higher official at the Ministry of Finance and as a teacher of science and law in Izmir and Istanbul. Around 1914 he became the first professor of law at classes for girls at Darülfünun (University).
Worldcat only lists one example (Universiteitsbibliotheek Leiden), the others appear to be eBooks.
References: OCLC 67057811, 780179406 (eBooks).