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Dear colleagues, Over the course of the recent days I discovered that contrary to my expectations libraries around the world hold numerous unmarked editions and print-runs of düstur (terb-i evvel). Copies vary in pagination, spelling, and content. Yet, neither the people I asked nor the scholarly works citing copies of düstur, seem to be aware of significant differences between copies of the same volume. In consequence, it is almost impossible to confirm references found in scholarly literature. Over the past years I had come to consider the many seemingly wrong references in Aristarchi and Young as, well, erroneous references by careless printers, copy-editors, even the translators themselves, but as it stands, they could have just used a different copy. As I could not readily find any concordance or works dealing with this issue (which by the way also pertains to nineteenth century Arabic monthly journals), I wondered wether anybody on this list could point me to relevant information. I would also deeply appreciate if those, who have digital copies of table of contents could, share them with me (also off-list). To illustrate the issue, I quickly built a simple website providing imagery for three different versions of the table of contents of the first volume. Please have a look at http://sitzextase.de/dustur/dustur%20concordance.html. Thank you very much. With the best regards, Till Grallert