12°: 688 pp. in lithographed Ottoman script, reverse collation, recent brown faux calf with gilt title on the cover and on the spine (paper slightly age toned, title page fragile with partly repaired small tears and holes, last page with a small loss of upper corner and a tiny printing mistake, otherwise in a good condition, contemporary Ottoman stamp on the title page).
Salname for the Muslim year 1294 (1877) includes a calendar, charts, prayer times, charts for book.keeping and economy, short texts for education and amusement etc.
A Salname, correctly spelled سالنامه, coming from Persian sal, - سال year, and name, - نامه letter, was a name for an official yearbook of the Ottoman government, published between 1847 and 1918. From 1866 on, salnames were also printed for Ottoman provinces, vilayets, sometimes in different languages.
Similar to the Western almanacs, the salnames were printed yearly for use of individuals and included calendars, amusing texts, educational chapters etc. The book would often be filled with personal notes and disposed of, after it wasn’t in use anymore.