A political publication, issued during WWI by an Ottoman politician and writer is bound in a traditional Islamic binding with an envelope flap, decorated with two patterns of marbled paper.
The Islamic marbling of paper probably emerged to the area of the greater Iran in the 15th century and it is still used today in the traditional craftmanship. It is called ebru in Turkish and abrī (ابرى) in Persian. In the Ottoman Empire the ebru paper was used as the background for calligraphic scripts, decorative margins and bindings.
This publication was issued as the second one in the series Tarih-i İstikbâl (Reception History). The series consisted of three books with different subtitles.
References: BDK – MİL – ÖZEGE; 19848.
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