[RARE COMPLETE SET OF OTTOMAN SATIRICAL MAGAZINE] Kalem. Journal humoristique paraissant le jeudi.= Kalem. Persembe günleri nesrolunur, edebî mizah gazetesi. No: 1 - 130 [SET].

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Directed by SALÂH CIMCÖZ, (1875-1947); CELÂL ESAD [ARSEVEN, (1876-1971)]., Tanin Matbaasi, Ist., 1908.

Extremely rare complete set of 130 Ottoman Turkish-French satirical magazine Kalem, started its publication life with the end of Sultan Abdulhamid II's repression regime in 1908. The magazine was published weekly in 130 numbers between 21 August 1324 (3 September 1908) and 16 June 1327 (29 June 1911), starting after the Second Ottoman Constitutional Revolution. The magazine was a mixture of satire and a saloon magazine, with a focus on politics, social life, and revolution. The only continuously running part of the magazine was Haftalik Dedikodu (Weekly Gossip). The founders of the magazine were Salah (Selah) Cimcoz (1875-1947), a Turkish politician, lawyer, and owner of Kalem Newspaper, and Celal Esat Arseven (1876-1971) was a Turkish painter, writer, and parliamentarian. He was the first to introduce the history of art and urbanistic architecture to Turkey. Only one complete copies survive in institutions worldwide in OCLC 472569754 (Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF). All pages with illustrations in text or full-page illustrations, all numbers with an Islamic numbering system, reversed collation, with two title pages: Ottoman recto and in French verso, numbers 35, 41, 44, 45 with title pages in color.

A fine three contemporary 1/3 leather volumes. Restored spines. Embossed spine with gilt volume nos in Ottoman script and title in Latin letters. 4to. (30 x 22 cm). In Ottoman script (Turkish with Arabic letters) and French. Duman 1080. (Source: References: Tobias Heinzelmann, Die Balkankrise in der osmanischen Karikatur).

[RARE COMPLETE SET OF OTTOMAN SATIRICAL MAGAZINE] Kalem. Journal humoristique paraissant le jeudi.= Kalem. Persembe günleri nesrolunur, edebî mizah gazetesi. No: 1 - 130 [SET].