[EARLIEST REFERENCE OF THE ISLAMIC PRINTING HISTORY IN THE ARCHIPELAGO] Oniki Ada matbuati [i.e., The press of the Dodecanese]
ISMAIL TEVFIK [OKDAY] (1881-1977), TC Hariciye Vekâleti Harici Matbuat ve Tercüme Subesi No: 2 / Hariciye Vekâleti Matbaasi No: 62, Istanbul, 1932.
Original wrappers. Roy. 8vo. (24 x 17 cm). In Turkish. 9 p., 2 unnumbered b/w plates.
First and only edition of this scarce earliest reference book on the Ottoman periodicals printed in the Dodecanese printing houses in the Imperial period written by the Head of the Press Branch of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This short but earliest and pioneer study includes valuable information about the printing history of the Archipelago and the Dodecanese, with the print runs, printing details, owners and editorial boards, dates of print, page numbers, printing houses, reporters of the periodicals, etc.
Contents: "Selâm" [i.e., The Greetings] Newspaper in Turkish, Turkish press clerks in the Archipelago, Printing Houses, Turkish correspondents of the "Rodos" [i.e., Rhodes] Newspaper, Italian newspaper published in Rhodes, Greek newspapers published in Rhodes, Other newspapers published in the Archipelago, Foreign newspapers holding in the Translation Bureau.
Only two copies in the OCLC (165582434) in German libraries, not in the American libraries.