OTTOMAN NEW LITERATURE (EDEBIYAT-I CEDIDE): Elhan-ı Vatan [Songs of the Fatherland]. الحان وطن
Author: Faik Ali Ozansoy (1876 – 1950)
Place and Year: İstanbul: Tercüman-ı Hakikat Matbaası 1332 [1915/6].
Technique: 12°: 24 pp. in Ottoman script, reverse collation, original embossed wrappers with printed cover, stapled (very good, soft folds, a tiny tear in margin of p. 21, minor foxing to the title page).
This is a scarce first edition of the poems by the Ottoman Servet-i Fünun poet Faik Ali Ozansoy.
Faik Ali (1876 – 1950) was one of the foremost poets of the Servet-i Fünun literature. Born in a family of writers and historians Faik Ali became a prominent politician. He is known for saving a large number of Armenians during the Armenian genocide, while serving as a governor of the Kütahya Province.
Elhan-ı Vatan is one of the Faik Ali’s most famous publications.
The more common second edition was issued two years later.
References: OCLC 26454666. Özege 47.