Small 4°: 90 pp. letterpress on thick paper, original black cloth binding with cloth spine, printed annotations in margins, some pages folded in white margins, as always (binding slightly rubbed on the corners, minor worm holes in the gutter of the first and last page, otherwise in a good, clean condition).
The text on Napoleon Bonaparte by the Bulaq Press in Cairo in Ottoman language is a translation of Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire de Napoléon, écrits à St. Hélène, issued in 8 volumes in 1822. The book was based on Napoleon’s letters and written by Charles Tristan, Marquis de Montholon (1783 - 1853) - Gaspard Gourgaud (1783 - 1852).
This is the second edition. The first edition was printed in 1247 (1831) in Bulaq on 50 pages. According to the literature the author was Hasan Effendi (Franz BABINGER, Die Geschichtsschreiber der Osmanen und ihre Werke, Leipzig: Harrassowitz, 1927, p. 378, footnote 1). The work is often titled also as Afrika cezayirinden Santa Elene nâm cezireden vâsıl olup and therefore sometimes mentioned in literature as Tarikh Afriqa, Tarih Afrika, Tarif Affrika and consequentially Tarikh Amriqa (Hsu Cheng Hsiang, The Checklist; no. 500.
We could trace 8 institutional examples in on Worldcat.
References: OCLC 935136439, 777091409. Hsu Cheng Hsiang, The First Years of Arabic Printing in Egypt 1238-1269. 1822-1851. The Checklist; no. 500 – only 1247 edition.