[THE FIRST PHYSICS TEXTBOOK PRINTED IN THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE] Usûl-i hikmet-i tabiiye.

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MEHMED EMIN DERVIS PASHA, (1817-1879).

Matbaa-i Âmire., Ist., [AH 1281] = 1865.

Contemporary cloth bdg. Minor wear on extremities of boards and spine. Dark blue endpapers. A tear on the last plate, no missing. A minor chipped on the head page. Some plates are missing. A pate repaired in its period with a good Ottoman blind stamped paper. Fading on boards. Otherwise a good copy. Roy. 8vo. (23 x 16 cm). In Ottoman script (Old Turkish with Arabic letters). [4], [4], 454 p., 21 folded plates including numerous 288 b/w plates. Education, being the key to modernization, pioneered the foundation of new educational institutions as well as the older educational institutions. The material need of the new educational institutions in question necessitated the use of new textbooks. In this respect, Usûl-ü Hikmet-i Tabiiye is one of these textbooks. The author of the book, whose first publication was in 1885, is Mehmet Emin Dervis Pasha. This work, prepared to be taught in engineer schools, is valuable for its plain expression, variety of subjects it deals with, and its content enriched with illustrations. (Sources: The First Physics Textbook in Ottoman State: Usûl-ü Hikmet-i Tabiiye (Introduction to the Philosophy of Nature), Akagündüz, S. Y.). Hegira 1281 = Gregorian 1865. Only two institutional copies in OCLC: 49368193.; Özege 22161.; First and Only Edition.