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SAUDI ARABIA: Suudî Arabistani taniyiniz [Get to Know Saudi Arabia]

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A rare book in Turkish language on Saudi Arabia, written by a diplomat Saleh Mustafa Islam comes from the library of Kasim Masoud Kasim Zainal Alireza (?-2016), a member of a prominent Saudi family.

 

8°. [8 pp.] title, 2 portraits and introduction, 223 pp. with portraits and interleaved black and white images, original illustrated wrappers, dedication (by the author?) on the first page, collector’s stamps on the cover and in the book (good, uncut example with minimal wear, unbound as originally published).

 

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A detailed richly illustrated book on Saudi Arabia was written in Turkish language by Saleh Mustafa Islam, the Saudi ambassador to Turkey between 1957 and 1961. In the introduction the author states, that the intention of the work is to introduce modern Saudi Arabia to the Turkish population, which was according to his experiences as a diplomat in Ankara, not familiar with his native country’s true image.

The book describes the Saudi royal family, history of the foundation of the country, geography, geography, cities, current economy, education etc.

The book comes from the collection of Kasim Masoud Kasim Zainal Alireza (?-2016), from a prominent Saudi family Zainal Alireza.

The book is very rare and we could only trace on institutional example on Woldcat (Bavarian State Library).

 

References: OCLC 164709511.

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