[FIRST TURKISH EDITION OF "NEW ARABIAN NIGHTS"] Intihar Kulübü ve Sraçenin elmasi. Translated by Salime Servet Seyfi, (1868-1944). [i.e. The Suicide Club and the Rajah's diamond].
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, (1850-1894).
Necm-i Istikbâl Matbaasi., Istanbul (Constantinople), [AR 1329] = 1913.
Contemporary 1/4 black leather bdg. raised four bands to spine. Occasionally minor stains and foxing on pages extremities, restored spine, and re-backed boards. Otherwise a good copy. Cr. 8vo. (20 x 14 cm). In Ottoman script (Turkish with Arabic letters). 246 p. Exceedingly rare first edition of this first translation of Stevenson in any Turkish / Turkic language, of 'New Arabian Nights' including the short stories Stevenson's 'The Suicide Club' and 'The Rajah's Diamond'. Translated by Salime Servet Seyfi (1868-1944), who was a female author and translator who wrote books during the period of the Constitutional Monarchy (after 1908) and National Struggle for Independence (1919-1922). Having published two books, poetry and a novel, her place among the women author is notable. She among the rare women authors to contribute to war literature. She mainly wrote didactic prose and poems. Her works attract attention for they inspire readers about national conscience. Salime Servet, who wrote mainly during the years of the Balkan Wars (1911-1912), played an active role in Müdafaa-i Milliye Cemiyeti [i.e. National Resistance Community]. Furthermore, she contributed to the literature with her journal of Seyyale [i.e. Fluid]. She translated Stevenson's short stories shortly after the Balkan Wars (1911-1912). She used a gorgeous but simple language in Ottoman Turkish including Persian and Arabic words carefully selected by her in her translation. "New Arabian Nights" by Robert Louis Stevenson, first published in 1882, is a collection of short stories previously published in magazines between 1877 and 1880. The Suicide Club is a collection of three 19th century detective fiction short stories by Robert Louis Stevenson that combine to form a single narrative. First published in the London Magazine in 1878, they were collected and republished in the first volume of the New Arabian Nights. The Rajah's Diamond is a cycle of four short stories by Robert Louis Stevenson. First published in 1878 in a serial periodical London Magazine, they were republished in the first volume of New Arabian Nights. The stories are: "Story of the Bandbox", "Story of the Young Man in Holy Orders", "Story of the House with the Green Blinds", "The Adventure of Prince Florizel and a Detective". First Edition. Özege 9271.; OCLC 780204146.