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TASSEOGRAPHY / COFFEE / FORTUNETELLING: قهوه تلوه سيله كشف استقبال

280.00

 

[Kahve Telvesiyle Keşf-i İstikbâl / Fortunetelling with Coffee Grounds]

 

8°, 16 pp., folding plate, original wrappers with lettering (unbound as originally published, slightly age-toned and stained, repaired tears along the folds of the plate, but otherwise in a good condition).

 

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Description

A rare Ottoman pamphlet with a large illustrated chart explains the art of fortune telling with coffee grounds, an old Turkish / Ottoman tradition, but here with text, translated from a contemporary French publication. The chart represents various patterns, which might appear in the coffee grounds, predicting the upcoming events.

Ragıb Rıfkı Özgürel was an author and translator, active in the post-constitutional era and specialized in spiritual and supernatural subjects.

This version is not mentioned in the bibliography of Ottoman books. The literature only lists the 1923 edition by an unknown press and a 1342 (1926) edition by Orhaniye Matbaası.

Worldcat mentions one institutional example (Boğaziçi University Library).

References: OCLC 949481871.

 

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