[FIRST SONNETS OF SHAKESPEARE IN TURKISH IN A BOOK FORM] Soneler. [i.e. Sonnets]. Cover design by Agop Arad. Translated by Talât Sait Halman.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, (1564-1616)., Yeditepe Yayinlari, Istanbul, 1964.
Paperback. Cr. 8vo. (20 x 14 cm). Bilingual in English and Turkish (Modern, with Latin letters). 109,  p. Occasional foxing and stains on covers. Otherwise a very good copy.
First separate edition in book form of Shakespeare's sonnets, covering 40 sonnets selected by Halman, among 154 sonnets. Talât Sait Halman, (1931-2014), was a famous Turkish poet, translator and cultural historian. He was the first Minister of Culture of Turkey. From 1998 onward, he taught at Bilkent University as the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Letters. The sonnets had been translated into Turkish, some of the long and heavily rhymed poems of Shakespeare such as Venus and Adonis, The Rape of Lucrece, and A Lover's Complaint remained yet to be translated. These remaining verses were translated by Talat Halman and published in 1964, and then in 2014, as a complete edition. This book is published as the publisher's 137th book. Agop Arad, (1913-1990), was a Turco-Armeno painter, graphic designer, cover and book illustrator, and journalist.