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AZERBAIJANI POETRY / AZERBAIJANI CARICATURE: هوپهوپ نامه [Hophopname]

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An exceedingly rare third, enlarged edition of Mirza Akbar Sabir’s poetry, accompanied with superb colour illustrations by Azim Azimzade, was published at the occasion of the erection of the monument to the peat in Baku in 1922.

 

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[Hophopname]

Baku: برنجى حكرمت مطبعه سى 1922.

8°. Original cover with a portrait in sepia, VI, [2] facsimile of the author’s handwriting, 476 pp. with interleaved colour and black and white illustrations, [12] index, 20th century brown cloth binding with lettering on the cover and spine (slightly age-toned and with light foxing, a hand-written old price on the inner side of back cover, tiny tears in margins, small dents in the binding, otherwise in a good condition) (21278).

 

[Accompanied with:]

Mirze Elekber SABIR (1862 1911), author; Dr. Abdül Mecit DOĞRU, translator

Hophopname

Ankara: Atak Matbaası [1975].

8°. 493 pp. with interleaved colour illustrations, [1] blank, original illustrated card wrappers (slightly age-toned, and scuffed on the corners, otherwise in a good condition).

 

 

Hophopname is a collection of the satirical poems by an Azerbaijani author Mirza Alakbar Sabir, who is known as a representative of a modern poetry in Azerbaijan.

During his lifetime, Sabir, who touched with his work the subject of the class oppression, only published his poems separately, in satirical magazines, such as the prominent Molla Nasraddin. A year after his death, in 1912, a collection of his poems was published by his wife and colleagues. Two years later, in 1914, a corrected second edition was published in Cyrillic alphabet.

This is the third enlarged edition of Mirza Alakbar Sabir’s poetry, printed in Baku, accompanied with an introduction, facsimile of Sabir’s handwriting, and a commentary by an esteemed Azerbaijani author Mammad Said Ordubadi.

The brilliant satirical illustrations were made by Azim Azimzade, the prominent Azerbaijani artist, especially known for his legendary caricatures in the magazine Molla Nasraddin.

This elaborate work was published at the occasion of the opening of a monument to Sabir in the centre of Baku in 1922.

Mirza Alakbar Sabir’s monument was erected in Baku on 28th April, 1922, and was the second monument to a person in Baku, with the first one being dedicated to Marx. The last photographs in the book document the construction of the monument and depict the committee, responsible for the monument and the creation of this book.

We could only find one example of this edition on Worldcat (University of California, Los Angeles – the library dates the book in 1921).

The book is accompanied with a Turkish translation from 1975.

References: OCLC 962767801.

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