[ATTRACTIVE UNIFORMS BOOK OF THE OTTOMAN ARMY] Osmanli teskilât ve kiyafet-i askeriyesi.= L'Organisation et les uniformes de L'Armee Ottomanne (Depuis sa creation jusqu'a nos jours). 2 volumes set.
MAHMUD SEVKET PASA [MAHMOUD CHEVKET PACHA], (1856-1913).
Mekteb-i Harbiye Matbaasi., Ist., [AR 1325] = 1909.
Original red cloth bdg. Bilingual titles on cloth and title pages in French and Ottoman script. Slightly age toning to pages, Ottoman face of cloth is stained. Spine restored skillfully. 4to. (28 x 20 cm). Text in entirely Ottoman Turkish. 2 in 1. 2 volumes set: (, 92 p., 19 color plts.; 52 p., 8 color plts. -of which five illustrate the symbols and flags of the different companies of janissaries, and two depict the Grand Vizier and the Capudan Pacha-). All plates complete. Extremely rare with very attractive color plates. Roumi 1325 = Gregorian 1909. The rare first edition of the early uniform book with the most attractive color plates ever. Premiere Partie 1326 jusqu'a 1826 avec 247 gravures coloriees. Par Mahmoud Chevket Pacha General Divisionnaire Inspecteur general des 1er, 2me et 3me Ordous. Prix 20 Piastres. In this work of Mahmud Shevket Pasha, who was the Ottoman Grand Vizier and the Commander of the Movement Army, which deals with the Ottoman military organization together with military clothing and uniforming, the clothes of the soldiers belonging to these organizations are exhibited together with their very beautiful plates. The descriptions of the pictures cover all the military classes serving in the Ottoman army. The two parts refer to the two periods of Turkish military organization: Pt. One (figures 1-48) depicts the Ottoman court functionaries, Pt. Two (figures 1-58) the new army. First Edition. Özege 16005.; Atabey 238.; Not in BLC. GL (Part One only); OCLC: 16110303, 27957549, Not in Blackmer. Bebek 134.