[FIRST TURKISH EDITION OF VERNE'S "FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON"] Ay'a seyahat. [= De la terre à la lune]

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JULES VERNE, (1828-1905), Resimli Ay Matbaasi Türk Limited Sirketi, Istanbul, 1927.

Original red wrappers. 16mo. (12 x 7 cm). In Ottoman script (Old Turkish with Arabic letters). 52, [9] p. Slightly chipped on extremities, otherwise a very good copy.

Exceedingly rare first Turkish edition extracted from Verne's From the Earth to the Moon. The translator is not indicated.

Resimli Ay [i.e. Illustrated Moon] is a printing house that was founded together with the popular magazine of the same name, published by Sabiha Sertel (1895-1968) and Zekeriya Sertel (1890-1980) between 1924 and 1931. In addition to the magazine with the same name, this publishing house printed many literary, political, and intellectual books that made the propaganda of the New Republic and many popular books in this period.

Özege 1345.; Only one copy in OCLC in The British Library, St. Pancras (1063600830).