KEMAL, Ghazi Mustapha, ATATÜRK. A Speech delivered by Ghazi Mustapha Kemal President of the Turkish Republic. October 1927. Leipzig, K. F. Koehler, 1929
8vo. Slightly later blue library cloth, spine lettered in gilt, original printed wrappers bound in; pp. 724, portrait frontispiece, large colour-printed map, nine folding maps of battles and frontlines, lower wrapper a little damaged, otherwise a very good copy; provenance; rubber stamp at head of intruduction With the Compliments of Secretary General of the Republican Party of the People of Turkey, the oldest political party of the country, Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi.
Very rare first edition in English of Atatürk's outline of the struggle for the Turkish Republic and future directions of the country, i.e. Kemalism. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s Six‐Day Speech of 1927 (Nutuk, modern Turkish: Söylev) defined the official historical view of the Foundation of the Turkish Republic. 'He took the rostrum at the 2nd Extraordinary General Assembly of The Republican People's Party in Ankara between 15-20 October 1927 and made long speeches lasting for six days. 6 hours for five days, and 6.5 hours on the last day, the total speech has lasted 36 hours. The speech was named as The Great Speech because of its unbearable length … The Great Speech was published for the first time in 1927 by the Turkish Aeronautical Association (Türk Teyyare Cemiyeti) as two volumes in Arabic letters [the writing sytem Atatürk was about to phaze out], one being the original text and the other supporting documents' (Kemal Arı, Atatürk as a Writer and Journalist, translated by Murat Genç, online).