Krausz W. “Die Turkei im Weltkrieg, Bildnisse und Skizzen”, Wien, 1916. First and only edition. Imperial FOLIO 51x42cm. Contemprary publishers portfolio, slightly dusty, plates loose as issued and all in fine condition. Complete, 10p. of text and forty seven (47) fine chromolithographed plates, in 34 Folio plates, after original drawings. Dedication to half title to the Marschall Weich Pasa, signed,by the author, in Sofia 1917. A fine set with fine provenance. Wilhelm Krausz (1878-1959) was an Austrian talented military painter. This work is committed by the Austrian War Ministry, during the First World War, to celebrate Gallipoli battle victory. Krasz’ s original paintings are now in Vienna Gallery. The plates include fine landscapes of the Levant, the main Turkish political and military leaders (including Mustafa Kemal, latter Ataturk) and scenes of the Ottoman military and navy. AN IMPRESSIVE WORK. Only one hundred twenty copies had been printed to be presented, mostly in Ottoman and allied officials. Weich (Wehib in Turkish) Pasha (1877-1940), the ex-owner of this set, was an Ottoman high general (of Albanian origin, from Yannina) who was, with his elder brother Esad, commanders of the Ottoman forces in Yannina in 1913. After their surrender to King Konstantinos and his later release, he fought in the Gallipoli campaign and later he was the Ottoman leader who recaptured Trebizond in 1918 and led the Turkish offensive to the Caucasus. He did not fight during later campaigns in Anatolia, after he took refuge in Germany, later in Italy and Greece. EXTREMELY RARE and with very interesting provenance.