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KEéECI-Z┼DE IZZET MOLLA: - Divan-i Izzet. Bulaq, Ma ba at ib al-Sa dah, A.H. 1255 [1840].

. Small folio. Lvs (236). Text in Ottoman Turkish. Contemporary Turkish leather binding with envelope flap, beautifully decorated in gilt with rectangular centrepieces on covers with a design of cross-work in the form of leaves within decorated borders, lightly rubbed, expertly restored. First edition of a Divan by a great Ottoman poet. Izzet Molla was born in 1785 in Istanbul into a family of craftsmen, he became a judge and active figure in political life protected by Halet Efendi. He was exiled twice, to Kesan and to Sivas where he died in 1829. He is one of the most prominent Turkish poets in the 19th century. He composed two Divans (collection of poems) and three Mathnawis (poems written in rhyming couplets and usually possess a subtle spiritual signification), of which one is uncompleted. His verse is notable for its laconic wit. Mohamed Amina Bahgat Bey, "Aperšu historique sur l'Imprimerie Nationale Egytienne", Gutenberg Jahrbuch (1931), pp. 275-7. Zenker BO i, 611.
EUR 2600.00 [Appr.: US$ 3097.24 | £UK 2238.75 | JPą 335720] Book number 100957

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