8°: 165 pp. in Ottoman script, reverse collation,  blank and index, original blue wrappers with printed title, signed by the author (wrappers slightly worn with light foxing, staining and tears in margins, traces of three postal stamps on the cover, tiny folds in corners, otherwise in a good condition).
A collection of original divan poetry, based on Aşık Dertli’s work (1772 – 1846) was written in Bolu, Turkey, by a poet Ahmet Talat Onay as a part of national struggle, based on the Ottoman local history.
Aşık Dertli was born in Çağa (today Yeniçağa Gölü), in the Bolu province. He was a travelling folk poet and musician, widely known for his divan poetry, which he recited in coffee houses.
Ahmet Talat Onay (1885 – 1956) was a Turkish poet, writer, a researcher of folk literature and a politician. He was a large supporter of the national struggle and was encouraging education, often through the local history and folklore.
Ahmet Talat was active in the National directorate for education in Bolu, where this book was published later, and in 1923 he became a deputy of the province Çankırı. During his life Ahmet Talat suffered persecution by the government and severe losses in his private life, such as deaths of his four children, which effected his direction of writing.
References: OCLC 978011644, 11954347, 33196131.