[SULTAN MURAD V'S ENTHRONEMENT QUESTION / BIOGRAPHY / CAIRO PRINTING / THE YOUNG TURKS] Tarih-i Sultan Murad-i Hamis. [i.e. History of Sultan Murad V] [SIGNED COPY].
AHMED SAIB [KAPLANZÂDE], (1860-1918).
Matbaa-i Hindiyye., Cairo / Egypt, [AR 1326] = 1910.
Original 1/3 black leather bdg. raised bands to gilded spine 'Usak Askerî Kulübü, the title of the book, and ornamental designs in the compartments. Crescent and star embossing on front board, Imperial Ottoman sign on the backboard. A fine binding. Marbled endpapers in western style. Light wear on spine, fading on boards, ex-owner's inscription on the colophon, and some notes and seal by Usak Askerî Klübü. Sealed by "Ittihat ve Terakki Cemiyeti Usak Kazasi Kulüp Heyeti Idaresi: Uhuvvet - Hürriyet - Musavat" [i.e. Union and Progress Society Usak City Club Directorate: Brotherhood - Freedom - Equality]. Signed and inscribed by Ahmed Saib as 'Usak Askeri Klübü'ne hediye-i acîzânemdir. Vatanimizi kanimiz ile muhafaza ediniz'. Seal is produced in 'July 20, 1908'. Ahmed Saib was born in 1859 in Dagestan. After completing his education in military schools in the Russian Empire, he entered the service of the Ottoman Empire with the rank of captain. He was in the Sultan Abdulhamid II's Hassa Cavalry Regiment and under the aide of Gazi Ahmed Muhtar Pasha, the Extraordinary Commissioner of Egypt. Later, he left his military service and published the newspaper Sancak (1899-1907), which spread the ideas of Ottoman liberals against the tyranny of the sultan since 1899 in Egypt, in the city of Cairo, and included articles on the constitutional struggle and the political structure of the period. Murad V was the 33rd Sultan of the Ottoman Empire who reigned from 30 May to 31 August 1876. The question of Sultan Murad V's enthronement in 1876 was a very strategic move for the Young Turks in its period. Only three copies in OCLC: 427392804.; Özege 19913. First and Only Edition. Extremely rare.