[FRENCH ZOOLOGIST IN OTTOMAN LITERATURE] Ilm-i hayvânât. [i.e. Zoology]. Translated by Hüseyin Remzi

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EDUARD BOUQUILLON, Mekteb-i Tıbbiye-i Sâhâne Matbaasi, Istanbul, [AH 1307] = 1890.

Contemporary quarter fine leather bdg. with crescent and moon and tughra gilded on boards. Four raised bands to the spine with decorations on compartments. Demy 8vo. (22 x 15 cm). In Ottoman script (Old Turkish with Arabic letters). [6], 565 p., ills.

First Turkish edition of this rare translated zoology book, by a member of the Ottoman Medicine Society from the French zoologist Bouquillion's original work and annotated by him from Georges Cuvier, M.B.A. Moquin, Tandon, and C. Davaine as well.

Hüseyin Remzi (1839-1896) translated this book when he was the teacher of zoology in Mekteb-i Tibbiye-i Sâhâne [i.e. The Imperial Ottoman Medicine School].

The Imperial Military School of Medicine or the Imperial School of Medicine was a school of medicine in Ottoman Constantinople, originally commissioned by Sultan Mahmud II on March 14, 1827, to be operated by the military, it was the empire's first medical school, modeled on those in the West.

Özege 8894.; TBTK 674/6745.

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