ARMENIAN DIASPORA, PARIS: Նոր Ծաղրանկարներ [the New Caricatures].
A rare first and only edition of poems in Armenian language we written by an Istanbul-born poet and satirist Nshan Beshiktashlian, based in Paris, France.
Author: Նշան ՊԷՇԻԿԹԱՇԼԵԱՆ (Nshan Beshiktashlian, 1898-1972).
Place and Year: Paris: Յ. Ճարեան [Y. Č̣arean] 1952.
Technique: 8°. 143 pp. with decorated innitials, original tan wrappers with printed title (Very Good, slightly age-toned, wrappers with tiny tears and slightly age-toned, old collector's samp on the title page).
A rare first edition of a collection of 18 songs titled The New Caricatures, were written and published in Paris in 1952.
The Armenian writer, poet and satirist Nshan Beshiktashlian (Նշան Պէշիկթաշլեան, 1898-1972) was born in Istanbul. He moved to Paris through Beirut in his early years, where he became one of the founders of the newspaper Haratch (Յառաջ), the first daily newspaper in Armenian language in Europe. Beshiktashlian was known for his use of the Western Armenian language.
We could only trace one copy of the book at the Bibliothèque de l'Eglise apostolique in Paris and no copies in libraries worldwide in Worldcat.
The book comes from a library of an Armenian author and researcher Levon Mikirtitchian (Lewon Mkrtchʻean), active in Munich in the second half of the 20th century.