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EGYPT / TRAVELOGUE: مصور مصر خاطراتی [Musavver Mısır Hâtırâtı / Illustrated Egypt Diaries]



8°, 184 pp. with black and white illustrations, original illustrated wrappers, later spine (small tears in margins, small patches with loss of text due to glue on three pages replaced with manuscript in pencil, otherwise in a good condition).


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A detailed, richly illustrated book in Ottoman language is a travelogue to Egypt, undertaken in 1909. The author shows special interests in archeology, hieroglyphs and recent historical researches, as well as in other monuments in buildings.


The author signed here as Halid Ziyaeddin (not to be confused with older author Mevlânâ Halid Ziyaeddin), who is only known to author this work, is possibly identical to Halid Ziya Uşaklıgil (1866 – 1945), a famous literary of the late Ottoman period, associated with the so called “New Literature” and progressive literary magazine Servet-i Fünun (Benjamin C. Fortna, Learning to Read in the Late Ottoman Empire and the Early Turkish Republic, 2011, p. 45).


This is the first edition of the book. The second edition, transcribed into modern Turkish, was published in 2017.

References: OCLC 16347814, 754982101, 476243661. ÖZEGE 14459.



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