THE KHOJA: TALES OF NASR-ED-DIN. Translated from the Turkish Text by Henry D. Barnham, C.M.G. With a foreword by Sir Valentine Chirol. Henry D. Barnham.

THE KHOJA: TALES OF NASR-ED-DIN. Translated from the Turkish Text by Henry D. Barnham, C.M.G. With a foreword by Sir Valentine Chirol. New York: D. Appleton and Company, MCMXXIV [1924]. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-xi [xii] xiii-xix [xx] xxi-xxiii [xxiv] xxv-xxviii [xxix-xl] 1-259 [260] [261-262: blank], illustrations, pictorial red cloth, front panel stamped in gold and ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold. First U.S. edition, first printing with code "(1)" on page [260]. "Nasr al-Din Khoja (Nasreddin Hoca in modern Turkish) is the best-known humorous character in Turkish-Islamic culture from the Balkans to Central Asia. Like the Arabic jester Juha, Nasr al-Din Khoja was a legendary figure whose historical existence cannot be proved. He is supposed to have been active around the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, perhaps in Persia" (Encyclopedia.com). Owner's signature on front free endpaper. Mild rubbing at spine ends and corner tips, gold lettering on spine panel very dull, a sound, good copy. (#167840).

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First printing has code "(1)" on page [260].