OTTOMAN LITERARY AND SCIENCE NEWSPAPER ثروت فنون .Servet-i-Funoun. Journal illustré Turc paraissant le jeudi. Year 5, No. 265.
An early edition of a legendary Ottoman cultural magazine with an image of religious auspices of the Bukharan Jews on the cover.
Author: Various Authors. Ahmet İHSAN TOKGÖZ (1868 – 1942), editor.
Place and Year: Istanbul: January 25, 1896.
Technique: Large 4°: pp. 338-352 reverse collation with illustrations within text (unbound and uncut in the upper part, as originally published, margins slightly dusty with small tears, otherwise in a good condition).
An early issue of a legendary Ottoman newspaper includes various articles on geography, contemporary events, short literary text and humour. The cover showcases an inauguration of religious auspices of the Bukharan Jews in Jerusalem.
Servet-i Fünun ( ثروت ف نون ) or Wealth of Knowledge was a famous Ottoman magazine, published between 1891 and 1944. Starting as an illustrated with scientific articles and reports, accompanied with humour and literature, it soon turned into a leading literary magazine, publishing modern Ottoman poetry and literature. The group of authors, which gathered around the magazine between 1896 and 1901, passed into the history of literature under titles “New Literature” or the “Servet-i Fünun Lietrarure”.
References: Orhan OKAY, Turkish Literature During the Reform Period. In: Ottoman Civilization, 2, 2009, pp.581ff.