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Melceü’t-Tabbahin

Mehmed KAMIL. Istanbul: [S. n., but Henri Cayol] 1260 [1844]. First Printed Cookbook in The Ottoman Empire: This is a rare, first published Ottoman cookbook and possibly first printed book in Islamic world, containing food recipes only. It includes 284 food and drink recipes, written in a simple language, omitting unnecessary ingredients and complicated steps. The text is divided in 12 chapters, describing meat, fish and vegetarian dishes, typical for the Ottoman and Turkish cuisine: 1. Soups, including still today very popular Tarhana soup. 2. Various kebabs, made of mutton, lamb and fish, as well as grilled pieces of chicken, scallops, oysters, cheese, veal and bonito. 3. Dumplings (köfte), stews (including trout, rabbit and garlic) and fritters (Mücmer). 4. Pan dishes (including liver, anchovy, mackerel, fish and oyster). 5. Böreks. 6. Baklava, Kadayif, Halva and other pastries. 7. Cold desserts (including a desert made of chicken breasts, A?ure, Güllac etc). 8. Different types of dishes, made of variations of leftovers of meat, vegetables and fruit. 9. Stuffed vegetables (dolma). 10. Rice (Uzbek, Persian etc.). 11. Compotes. 12. Desserts, cookies, salads, pickles and canned fruit and vegetables. Some of the recipes are very rare and have not been mentioned in other cookbooks. Not much is known about the author Mehmed Kamil, except that was a teacher at the Imperial Medical School in Istanbul. Early Istanbul Lithography - This book is not only interesting for being the first printed cookbook, but also for the date 1844, which is exceedingly rare for a lithographic publication in Istanbul. Lithography was introduced to the Ottoman capital in 1831, when Hüsrev Pasha opened at the Ministry of War a lithographic press, led by a Frenchmen Henri Cayol. After only 5 books were printed until 1836, Cayol opened his own shop close to the French embassy, where he worked until his death from cholera in 1865. Only recent archival researches identified the anonymous publisher of the first Ottoman cookbook as nobody else but Henry Cayol himself (Erdem 2023, pp. 112-113). All the works from this Frenchmen’s lithographic shop in Istanbul are rare today. Cayol’s work was often concentrated on Western subjects. Among others he published the first printed pharmacopeia in the Ottoman Empire, issued same as our item in 1844, therefore the production of the first cookbook, a genre widely popular in the West at the time, by Cayol is not surprising. This is the first edition of six, with the last one being published in 1889. The book is very rare. We could trace two institutional examples on Worldcat (Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Hamburg Carl von Ossietzky, Bavarian State Library). A translation of the recipes from this book to modern Turkish and English was published in 2000 in the publication Ilk Bas?l? Türkce Yemek Kitab? Meiceü’t-Tabbahin. References: OCLC 750958184. Cf. J. de Hammer-Purgstall, Liste des ouvrages imprimés à Constantinople en 1843 et 1844, Journal asiatique IV-IX, p. 280; Yahya Erdem, ürk Ta? Bask?c?l??? Ba?lang?c Y?llar? ve ?lk Kitaplar, 2023, pp. 112-113.
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Catecismo ortodoxo de relijion por principios, colectado por el Doctor José M. Cogollos Luque, cura vicario de la villa de Zapatoca par instruccion de la juventud. Al Ilustrasimo Señor Arzobispo de la Iglesia Metropolitana de Bogota.

José Maria COGOLLOS Luque. Tunja (Boyacá, Colombia): Imp. por Vicente de Banos, 1840. COLOMBIA – EARLY PROVINCIAL (TUNJA) IMPRINT: An exceedingly rare early provincial Colombian imprint, being a Catechism published in Tunja, Boyacá, written by the scholarly village vicar Dr. José Maria Cogollos Luque; such works, while superficially innocuous, conventional religious tomes were, in the context of 19th century Colombia’s explosive conflict between the Conservative and Liberal parties, potent works of political propaganda that encouraged young Colombians to follow traditional customs and authority systems (i.e., the Conservative line) against the secular constitutionalism advanced by the Liberals; a very attractive book with charmingly crude printing executed by the boutique publisher Vicente de Banos. - This Catecismo ortodoxo was created by Dr. José Maria Cogollos Luque, the vicar of the village of Zapatoca, in the Santander Department of northeastern Colombia, to instruct youth on Roman Catholic religious principles. It was published by the small printing house of Vicente de Baños in Tunja, the capital of Boyacá Department and an important regional centre in the Altiplano Cundiboyacense, around 130 km northeast of Bogotá. While superficially Cogollos’ catechism seems innocuous enough, following a time-honoured form of Catholic writing, it its contemporary context, it sent a powerful message to the youth of the country to respect established religious orthodoxy and authority systems. In thinly veiled terms, it defends the union of Church and state, implicitly placing it on a collision course with liberal constitutionalism. The work commences with an essay, ‘Compendium of the Plan of Religion’ (pp. 3-11), a brief overview of religious events from Genesis to the foundation of Christianity and its tenets. The bulk of the text is comprised of ‘On the Foundations of Faith’ (p. 11-83), comprised of 22 chapters of Q & A on defined topics, and which is dated, Villa de Zapatoca, September 7, 1838. Most of the chapters follow a conventional form and content, although the overarching message is clear: ‘One must obey the Roman Catholic Church and its leaderships and faithfully follow its spiritual precepts’. They chapters are as follows: Chapter 1 – On the Existence of God; Chapter 2 – On the Existence of Good and of Moral Evil; or the Freedom and Free Will of Man; Chapter 3 – On the Necessity and Existence of Religion (with God as the "Supreme Being"); Chapter 4 – On the Necessity of Revelation; Chapter – On the Divinity of the Books of the Old Testament; Chapter 7 – The Enduring Nature of the Laws of Moses; Chapter 8 – On the Promise, and the Coming of the Messiah; Chapter 9 – It is demonstrated that Jesus Christ is the Messiah as predicted by the Prophets; Chapter 10 – On the Authenticity, Truth and Divinity of the Evangelical Books; Chapter 11 – On the Wisdom and Holiness of Jesus Christ; Chapter 12 – On the Beauty, Excellence and Holiness of the Law of Jesus Christ; Chapter 13 – On the Divinity of Jesus Christ proven by his Miracles; Chapter 14 – On the Resurrection of Jesus Christ; Chapter 15 – On the Marvelous Establishment of the Christian Religion in the World; Chapter 16 – On the Marvelous Conservation of the Christian Religion; Chapter 17 – On the Amazing Revolution that the Christian Religion has made in the World; and Chapter 21 – Where it its manifested that the Roman Catholic Church is the true church of Jesus Christ because it has all the characteristics of a true church that are indicated in the Gospels and the Symbol of Nicaea; and Chapter 22 – On the Truth of the Eternal Punishments of Hell. PLEASE SEE OUR WEB PAGE FOR A LONGER DESCRIPTION
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Chahar fasl-e Meykade

Mirza Ali Mostoufi bin Yusof Ashtiani, also known as Meykadeh (1253-1322 Author; Mohammad-Mahdi al-Golpayegani; Mostafa, Illustrator. Tehran: 1307 [1889]. EROTICA / PERSIAN ILLUSTRATED BOOKS: [The Four Seasons of Mikdeh also meaning The Four Seasons of a Tavern] A rare late 19th century entertaining divan, written as a reply to the new alcohol prohibition in Iran, with a series of attractive as well as pornographic illustrations. - The book with a late 19th divan poetry includes several stories, with love and also racy and pornographic content. It was written by Mirza ali Ashtiani, also known as Meykadeh, meaning "Tavern" (1838-1904), from a prominent Persian family. The book was written as a reply on a ban on drinking, enforced by the first chief of police of Iran, Antoine de Montfort (1878 – 1916), who got appointed to the job after meeting the Shah of Qajar Iran, Naser al-Din (1831 –1896) in Austria, on shah’s visit to Europe. The publication contains a series of unusually executed illustrations with charming scenes with various wild animals, species of birds, a camel feeding her calf and a modern school scene with male and female students, but also other, somehow more uncommon motifs, such as a violent murder scene, decapitated bull, a sexual act between three people, a half-naked young man with erected penis lying in a garden, a man getting an enema and a man inserting fingers in his anus (please go to our web page for more scans). We could not find any examples on Worldcat. Marzolph mentions in his Narrative Illustration in Persian Lithographed Books four institutional examples and one example in a private collection, possibly identical to the present book. References: Ulrich Marzolph, Narrative Illustration in Persian Lithographed Books, 2001, p. 237.
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