[BALKANS / THE RUSSO-TURKISH WAR 1877-78] Serdâr-i ekrem Abdülkerim Nadir Pasa’nin müdafaasi [i.e., The defense of the Supreme Commander Abdülkerim Nadir Pasha]
ABDI [ABDULKERIM NADIR PASHA] (1807-1883), Karagöz Gazetesi Tahrir Heyeti Müdiri Ali Haydar, Matbaa-yi Nefâset, Çemberlitas, Vezir Hani, Istanbul, [AH 1329] = 1913.
Original illustrated wrappers with the photograph of Nadir Pasha, Cr. 8vo. (21 x 13 cm). In Ottoman script (Old Turkish with Arabic letters). 30,  p., ills. Ex-library stamps on the first and last pages; else, a very good copy.
First and only edition of this extremely rare apology written by Abdulkerim Nadir Pasha, after several command failures in the ’93 Harbi (The Russo-Turkish War 1877-78), he was court-martialled and exiled to the island of Rhodes, where he died.
He was elected to the constitutional parliament in 1876 as a senator, though he retained his position in the army and dealt with several riots in Serbia in 1877. Because of his success in dealing with these riots, he was appointed as the commander of a division of the Danube forces during the Russo-Turkish War.
OCLC shows about twenty copies as of 2023 September.; Özege 17784.; TBTK 143, 611.