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EFENDI, MUSTAFA SMI: - Avrupa Risalesi (European Treatise). Istanbul, Takvimhane-i Amire, 1256 H (1840).

. Small 8vo. Pp. 40. Text in Turkish. Contemporary blue wrappers in modern marbled folder. Copy of Alix Desgranges (1793-1854), professor of Turkish at Collge de France and L'Ecole des Jeunes de langues. First edition. An early Turkish attempt to explain the causes of things to be admired in the civilization of Europe. Mustafa Smi travelled extensively within Europe and participated as a member of a Turkish legation to Paris in 1838. Upon his return he wrote this work about people, lifestyle, science, climate, education etc. in Europe. Rare. See Niyazo Berkes, The development of secularism in Turkey, 1999 p. 129. zege 1323.
EUR 1200.00 [Appr.: US$ 1459.63 | £UK 1043.5 | JP 158466] Book number 100497

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