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OTTOMAN NOVEL: ديكمن ييلديزى [Dikmen Yıldızı] Zoom

OTTOMAN NOVEL: ديكمن ييلديزى [Dikmen Yıldızı]

Author: Aka Gündüz (1886 – 1958)
Place and Year: Istanbul: İkdam Matbaası 1928.
Code: 67924

8°. 411 pp. in Ottoman script, reverse collation, [1], original blue cloth binding with gilt embossed lettering on the cover and spine, original green endpapers (minor age-toning and foxing, old dedication in red pencil on the tile page, a small hole on the back endpapers, binding with minor wear, otherwise in a good condition).


A novel on a heroine in the history of the Turkish independence was written by a politician and author Aka Gündüz (1886 – 1958). The book was adopted for a 1962 Turkish movie with Türkan Şoray and Önder Somer.

The book was inscribed by the author and dedicated to “Arthur”, being the Slovenian orientalist and politician Arthur von Wurzbach. 

The book comes from the library of Dr. Arthur von Wurzbach(1881-1932), a lawyer from Ljubljana and Litija, Slovenia, and a member of a wealth highly educated family of Austrian origins, which settled in Slovenia in the early 19th century. Arthur von Wurzbach was a keen Turcophile and translator, who around 1915 translated several books from Turkish to German. His library was deaccessioned in the early 21st century.


References: OCLC 297362865, 1030754969, 1089827035.