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ÜSKÜDAR PRESS: فرائد الفوائد في بيان العقائد [Ferâidü’l-fevâid fî beyâni’l-akâid. Amentü Şerhi]



8°. [2 pp.], 278 pp. letterpress, contemporary dark brown Morocco binding with a flap and gold and blind tooling (old book-seller’s stamp on the first unnumbered blank page, old annotations on blank pages and inner sides of the boards, binding slightly rubbed with loss of material on the corners, sporadic margins with light water-staining and folds, but otherwise clean).


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A religious work. We could not trace any institutional examples on Worldcat.

References: Kemal Beydilli, Books Published In The First Turkish Press In Istanbul, No. 43 (on-line source: BOOKS PUBLISHED IN THE FIRST TURKISH PRESS IN ISTANBUL | History of Istanbul (istanbultarihi.ist)). More on the early Turkish Presses in Istanbul:Kemal Beydilli, THE PRINTING PRESSES OF ISTANBUL (1453-1839) THE PRINTING PRESSES OF ISTANBUL (1453-1839) | History of Istanbul (istanbultarihi.ist).


The Üsküdar Press, located on the Asian side of Istanbul, was one of the earliest Turkish Istanbul-based presses, preceded only by Müteferrika Press (est. 1727), Raşid Efendi Press and Mühendishane Press. Also known as Matbaa-i Amire, the State Press, it was the successor of the Mühendishane Press (Engineering Press or also Military Press), founded on the premises of the newly opened Military Engineering School in 1797. Until 1802, this publishing house issued 19 titles, which were all sponsored by the state and made for the military and engineering purposes.

In 1803, the Press moved in a new location, in a new, neatly constructed complex close to the Selimiye Barracks in Üsküdar, which also gave the institution a new name. Under the new leadership the press received a permission to accept private commissions and to expand their repertoire. Until its closure in 1824, the Üsküdar Press printed 73 titles on various subjects.



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