This is the second Bible previously owned by Fred Field Goodsell, missionary to Turkey and first Executive Vice President of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions from 1930-1948. The flyleaf reads: "Property of Fred Field Goodsell, 1948. I carried this Testament with me to Europe and the Near East December 1949 to July 1950 reading it daily. I read the Book of Acts 5 times in the Near East where I was on Pauline ground. FFG." Also the flyleaf lists the name M.E. Sheldon.
This Bible, published in 1933, is a classic representation of 20th century printing. The boards are typical pasteboard and the textblock extremely damaged and fragile from the acidity levels therein, however it has not become "confetti" yet. The text is clearly not in the native alphabet- known as the Ottoman Turkish script. This is in keeping with Atatürk's effort to modernize the country 1928. At that time, he "issued a decree replacing the Arabic script with a version of the Latin alphabet, which has been used ever since." (Source: Omniglot )