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ALI SUAD, (Ottoman voyager, Najd Mutasarrif and author), (1869-1933).
Dersaadet - Istanbul: Kanaat Matbaasi., [R.: 1332], 1916. 1st Edition . Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Modern full leather bdg. in Ottoman style. Cr. 8vo. (19 x 13 cm). In Ottoman script (Turkish with Arabic letters). 230, [2] p. Slightly foxing on pages, some notes on imprint page. Ali Suad, who was a constitutional intelligent and had his own style, writings and poems, described the Ottoman Arab land between 1909-1912. His voyages into Arabia includes two parts. First one is 'Toward Najid' which was published in 'Tanin' newspaper as a 36 pieces-serialized. Second one is again published in the same newspaper, after that these travel notes was published as a book. He was appointed as the 'mutasarrif' (a sort of local governor) of Najid, one of the most remote places of the Ottoman Empire, in 1909 by the governor of Basra, Süleyman Nazif. Ali Suad, who did not prefer to go to Najid by sea, went on a ferry from Istanbul to Beirut, and passed through Aleppo, Baghdad, Basra, Bahrain through Beirut, which he described as "homeland-saint land" and he reached Al-Ahsa. During his travels, he describes Syria, Iraq and Jazirat al-Arab. He talks about how an officer departing from Istanbul, which ways he used to go to his place of office, which transportation vehicles he used, how and with whom he provided security, especially where he stayed and what he ate and drank. In addition, coins used, markets, spoken languages and dialects, culture of the living people, education and agricultural activities of the indigenous people are explained in detail. The most interestin … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Khalkedon Rare Books, IOBA [Istanbul, Turkey]
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