[AMERICA TRAVELS BY THE FOUNDER OF TURKISH "LIFE" MAGAZINE] Amerikan masali. [i.e. American tale]. [SIGNED COPY].
SEVKET RADO, (1913-1988).
Dogan Kardes Yayinlari A.S., Ist., 1950.
First and Only Edition of this scarce travel book of America in the 20th century, by the founder of Turkish "Life" magazine and Tifdruk Publishing House in the Republic of Turkey.
Sevket Rado was a Turkish journalist, author, and the founder of "Hayat" magazine. "Hayat" means "Life", and it was a long-running periodical in Turkey, which was published in the same format of the "Life" magazine, just like its counterpart in America. "Life" was an American magazine published weekly from 1883 to 1972, as an intermittent "special" until 1978, and monthly from 1978 until 2000. During its golden age from 1936 to 1972, "Life" was a weekly magazine known for the high quality of its photography. "Hayat" magazine is the first example in Turkey of "lifestyle" magazines published in Europe and America in the 1950s.
Paperback. Untrimmed and uncut copy. Foolscap 8vo. (18 x 12 cm). In Turkish. 143,  p. Signed and inscribed by Rado to Cemil Parman as 'Bana Amerika'yi görmek imkanini bahseden Denizyollarinin kiymetli umum müdürü Cemil Parman Bf.ye derin saygilarimla, 4.12.1950.'. [i.e. With my respects to the General Director of Turkish Maritime Lines, who gave me the opportunity to visit America]. This signed and scarce book includes Rado's account of travel to the 1950s USA. Only one institutional copy in Worldcat: 40898419 (New York Public Library System).