[RARE OTTOMAN JOURNAL WITH 'FAISAL BIN TURKI' COVER] Ressimli kitab. Revur mensuelle.= Resimli kitab. Directeur - proprietaire: Ubeid-Oullah-Essad.
Ressimli Kitab., Ist., [AH 1325] = 1909.
Paperback. Wrappers are missing. Large roy. 8vo. (23 x 18 cm). In Ottoman script (Turkish with Arabic letters). 1281-1300 pp. Resimli kitab [i.e. The Illustrated book] is a periodical publication that started to be published right after the declaration of the Second Constitutional Monarchy, which we can call the mirror of the period. The magazine started to be published in an atmosphere of "uncensored" freedom of the first days of the 2nd Constitutional Monarchy and enthusiastically embraced the revolution in its first issues, almost became the spokesperson of the 2nd Constitutional Monarchy. Illustrated Book was published in Istanbul, between September 1324 (September 1908) and February 1329 (February 1913), with 51 issues per month. Ubeydullah Esad and Faik Sabri Duran, (1882-1943), have an important role to be published this periodical. The most important feature of this periodical is that there are many images on almost every page. The Illustrated Book contains articles on language, literature, culture, history, art, science, domestic and foreign policy. On the pages of the magazine, literature, ideas, and magazine articles and news are intertwined. Translation and copyrighted poems were published inside the magazine, as well as some copyrighted and translated stories and novels continued in a few numbers. This issue has Faisal Bin Türki printed portrait including his signature. Faisal bin Turki, (1864-1913), ruled as Sultan of Muscat and Oman from 4 June 1888 to 4 October 1913. He succeeded his father Turki bin Said as Sultan. Upon his death in 1913, he was succeeded by his eldest son Taimur bin Faisal. Both his mother and father's mother were Surma people. On assuming power in 1888, Faisal ibn Turki gradually found his authority over the interior weakened as tribal leaders increasingly perceived his dependence on British advisers as an inherent weakness. In 1895 he was forced to seek refuge at Jalali fort after Muscat was captured. British political agents frustrated his efforts to recapture Muscat, compelling him to court the French. He granted the French coaling facilities for their fleet at Bandar Jissah near Muscat. Turki with an ultimatum in 1899 ordering the sultan to board the British flagship or Muscat would be bombarded. Having little recourse, Faisal ibn Turki capitulated. Publicly humiliated, his authority was irreversibly damaged. In 1903 he asked Lord George Nathaniel Curzon, viceroy of India, for permission to abdicate, but his request was denied. Responsibility for the capital was delegated to Said ibn Muhammad Al Said, while affairs of the interior fell to an ex-slave, Sulayman ibn Suwaylim. By 1913 control over the interior was completely lost, and a reconstituted imamate was again a threat to Muscat. In May 1913, Salim ibn Rashid al Kharusi was elected imam at Tanuf and spearheaded a revolt against the sultan that combined both Hinawi and Ghafiri tribal groups. On Faisal's death, he was succeeded by his second son, Taimur bin Faisal. Sultan Haitham of Oman is a direct descendant of Faisal bin Turki.