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OTTOMAN SATIRICAL MAGAZINE: قلم Kalem [Pen]. Zoom



OTTOMAN SATIRICAL MAGAZINE: قلم Kalem [Pen].

 


A rare complete set of famous Ottoman Turkish and French satirical magazines Kalem, published between 1908-1911 in Istanbul, was bound in contemporary original bindings with Ottoman titles and belonged to the library of Anthony Bryer, a founder of the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies.


 


Author:
Place and Year: Istanbul: 21 August 1324 (3 September 1908) - 16 June 1327 (29 June 1911).
Technique: A complete set of 130 numbers, bound in 2 volumes with original bindings (see description below).
Code: 65484

Volume 1: 4°. #1 - 8pp.; #2 - 12pp.; #3 -12pp., #4 - 12pp; #5 - 12 pp., #6 – 12pp., #7 – 16pp., #8 – 16pp., #9 – 16pp., #10 – 16pp., #11 – 16pp., #12 – 16pp., #13 – 16pp., #14 – 16pp., #15 – 16pp., #16 – 16pp., #17 – 16pp., #18 – 16pp., #19 – 16pp., #20 – 16pp., #21 – 8pp., #22 – 16pp., #23 – 16pp., #24 – 16pp., #25 – 16pp., #26 – 16pp., #27 – 16pp., #28 – 16pp., #29 – 16pp., #30 – 16pp., #31 – 16pp., #32 – 16pp., #33 – 16pp., #34 – 16pp., #35 – 20pp., #36 – 16pp., #37 – 16pp., #38 – 16pp., #39 – 16pp., #40 – 16pp., #41 – [1] colour title page 16pp., #42 – 16pp., #43 – 16pp., #44 – 12 pp., extra double-page illustration inserted betwen pp.6-7, #45 – 16pp., #46 – 16 pp., #47 – 16 pp., #48 – 16 pp., #49 – 16 pp., #50 – 16 pp., #51 – 16 pp., #52 – 16 pp., #53 – 16 pp., #54 – 16 pp., #55 – 16 pp., #56 – 16 pp., #57 – 16 pp., #58 – 16 pp., #59 – 16 pp., #60 – 16 pp., #61 – 16 pp., #62 – 16 pp., #63 – 16 pp., #64 – 16 pp., #65 – 16 pp., all pages with illustrations within text or full-page illustrations, all numbers with Islamic numbering system, reversed collation, with two title pages: Ottoman recto and in French verso, numbers 35, 41, 44, 45 with title pages in colour, pink endpapers with bookplate of Anthony Bryer, original half-calf binding with dark red linen covers, with embossed decoration, embossed spine with gilt titles in Ottoman script (Very Good, light foxing, lower parts of #1 folded, back title page of #65 (last in volume 1) with soft horizontal folds, soft folds in the end papers, binding slightly rubbed and scuffed on edges).

Volume 2: 4°. #66 – 16pp., #67 – 16pp., #68 – 16pp., #69 – 8pp., #70 – 8pp., #71 – 8pp., #72 – 8pp., #72 – 8pp., #73 – 8pp., #74 – 8pp., #75 – 8pp., #76 – 8pp., #77 – 8pp., #78 – 8pp., #79 – 8pp., #80 – 8pp., #81 – 8pp., #82 – 8pp., #83 – 8pp., #84 – 8pp., #86 – 8pp., #87 – 8pp., #88 – 16pp., #89 – 16pp., #90 – 16pp., #91 – 16pp., #92 – 16pp., #93 – 20pp., #94 – 20pp., #95 – 20pp., #96 – 20pp., #97 – 20pp., #98 – 20pp., #99 – 20pp., #100 – 20pp., #101 – 20pp., #102 – 20pp., #103 – 20pp., #104 – 20pp., #105 – 20pp., #106 – 20pp., #107 – 20pp., #108 – 20pp., #109 – 20pp., #110 – 20pp., #111 – 20pp., #111 – 16pp., #112 – 16pp., #113 – 16pp., #114 – 16pp., #115 – 16pp., #116 – 16pp., #117 – 16pp., #118 – 16pp., #119 – 16pp., #120 – 16pp., #121 – 16pp., #122 – 16pp., #123 – 16pp., #124 – 16pp., #125 – 16pp., #126 – 16pp., #127 – 16pp., #128 – 16pp., #129 – 16pp., #130 – 16pp., all pages with illustrations within text or full-page illustrations, all numbers with Islamic numbering system, reversed collation, with two title pages: Ottoman recto and in French verso, pink endpapers with bookplate of Anthony Bryer, original half-calf binding with dark red linen covers, with embossed decoration, embossed spine with gilt titles in Ottoman script (Very Good, light foxing, spine broken, soft folds in the end papers, binding slightly rubbed and scuffed on edges).

 

This is a rare to find complete set of 130 Ottoman Turkish-French satirical magazine Kalem.

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 focus on politics, social life and revolution. The only continously running part of the magazine was Haftalık Dedikodu (Weekly Gossip). 

The founders of the magazine were Salah (Selah) Cimcoz (1875 - 1947), a Turkish politician and lawyer, and Celâl Esat Arseven (1876-1971), a Turkish painter, writer and parliamentarian. He was the first to introduce history of art and urbanistic architecture to Turkey.

The magazines come from a library of Anthony Bryer (1937-2016), a British historian of the Byzantine Empire and founder of the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies at the University of Birmingham.

Only a few complete copies survive in institutions worldwide.  

References: Tobias Heinzelmann, Die Balkankrise in der osmanischen Karikatur, 1999;  http://en.academicresearch.net/a-research-about-the-journal-of-kalem/382/

€7,500.00