Your indispensable archive on all things Turkish

Cornucopia’s unique archive of 50 issues forms a timeless guide to Turkish life, history and art. Pristine copies of all issues can still be purchased, though some are in limited supply. Simply click on the issues of your choice below, or on the Collector’s Packs link on the right for the latest special offers.

The complete archive

  • Issue 50, Autumn 2013
    Istanbul Unwrapped
    £12.00

    The first in a series of connoisseurs’ guides: 100 pages on the Old City and the Golden Horn; Byzantium’s legacy; the sultans’ barges restored; and a Turkish bean feast

  • Issue 49, April 2013
    Travels in Tartary
    £12.00

    Crimea: a 100-page celebration of Ukraine’s Black Sea peninsular; Min Hogg on silk seraglios at Sadberk Hanım; modern art in the Black Sea Mountains; and heavenly mulberries

  • Issue 48, Autumn 2012
    Rural Treasures
    £15.00

    Denizli’s painted mosques; the sultan’s private chambers; Hadrian at Sagalassos; Village Institutes; and cooking with grapes

  • Issue 47, 2012
    Queen of the Nomads
    £12.00

    How the Netherlands captured the Levant; Josephine Powell; Ankara’s hidden assets; cool, crisp watermelon; and fabulous fizz

  • Issue 46, 2011
    Labour of Love
    £10.00

    A Hungarian pasha’s luminous retreat; Osman Hamdi Bey; Oxford’s precious lemon squeezer; Ottoman art nouveau; peas that please

  • Issue 45, 2011
    Painting the Orient
    £10.00

    JF Lewis in Istanbul; Baku’s oil-boom palaces; Kastamonu’s Black Sea beauties; fragrant strawberries

  • Issue 44, 2010
    Classics with a Twist
    £10.00

    Sixties Istanbul; jazzing up the Washington Embassy; a century of Anatolian travel from Cappadocia 1884 to Cnidus 2010; perfect plum recipes

  • Issue 43, 2010
    Shrines and Sanctuaries
    £10.00

    The sanctuary of Zeus at Labraunda; Divriği’s riot of carving; Ephesian merchants; Melchior Lorck; the tastiest turnips and radishes

  • Issue 42, 2009
    Adventures in Anatolia
    £10.00

    Kars is back on the map; captivating Kaçkars; Istanbul’s first Impressionists; Queen of the Uighurs; pick a pepper

  • Issue 41, 2009
    Inside Istanbul’s Grand Hammams
    £10.00

    Architecture, bathing etiquette and travellers’ tales; unearthing the Lion of Knidos; the court of Selim III; celeriac recipes

  • Issue 40, 2008
    Savour the Moment
    £10.00

    The issue-by-issue guide; British Orientalist painting; Byzantium at the Royal Academy; marble portraits from Aphrodisias

  • Issue 39, 2008
    Diplomatic Secrets
    £10.00

    Ankara’s embassies; Gürbüz Doğan Ekşioğlu; Phrygian Highlands; Anatolian nomads; George Maw crocus collector; Sweden’s blue and white porcelain; fragrant melons

  • Issue 38, 2007
    The Big Bursa Issue
    £20.00

    The birthplace of the Ottoman Empire; Arabians and Thoroughbreds; Ahmed Vefik Pasha; the Yıldız Palace albums; Turkic peoples; ‘Wildflowers of Anatolia’ – a splendid book; freshly baked çörek

  • Issue 37, 2007
    A Riot of Textiles
    £350.00

    Istanbul’s carpet bonanza; Ottoman Edirne; Lesley Blanch; Mongol arts and culture; the Yürüks of the Bolkars; motoring eastwards; slow-cooked stews

  • Issue 36, 2006
    A Beauty on the Bosphorus
    £15.00

    Falling for the Palace Lady’s Summerhouse; Sir Percy Sykes in Kashgar; The Zeyrek Camii – bricks of Byzantium; the V&A’s Islamic treasures; Crimea – a brief history of an unnecessary war; kurabiye for tea

  • Issue 35, 2006
    Istanbul Elegy
    £50.00

    Othmar Pferschy’s poetic photography; Cappadocia on horseback; Istanbul’s railway stations; James Mellaart, archaeologist; Europe after the Crimean War; delicate asparagus

  • Issue 34, 2005
    Ottoman Kaftans
    £50.00

    Costume drama; Black Sea country houses; the legacy of the last Caliph; okra cooked to perfection

  • Issue 33, 2005
    Great Exhibitions
    £15.00

    The Royal Academy’s sensational ‘Turks’; 10,000 years of the female form; savouring Samarkand; strolling in the Taurus; börek

  • Issue 32, 2004
    Connoisseur’s Guide to Istanbul
    £500.00

    The city in all its glory – a comprehensive district-by-district guide; essays on the city, past and present; fish from the Bosphorus

  • Issue 31, 2004
    China’s Wild West
    £20.00

    Christian Tyler on the plight of China’s Turks; Aali Pasha; the Caliph’s daughter; truffles; the flowers that bring the Taurus to life

  • Issue 30, 2003/2004
    Early Journeys
    £10.00

    Beyond the Euphrates: Lake Van and beyond; Josephine Powell; Vanmour, painter in the palace; the Turks of Thrace; Hôtel Lamballe; Jerusalem artichokes

  • Issue 29, 2003
    Ottoman Gardens
    £15.00

    Tulips and turbans: the Ottoman passion for gardens and flowers; Turkoman Kırkuk; the Virgin Mary’s House at Ephesus; Namık Kemal; a modern villa in Kalkan; top tomatoes

  • Issue 28, 2003
    Capturing the Black Sea
    £30.00

    Portraits from another age; the Kaçkars on foot; exploring Georgia; Russian rooftop churches; Trotsky on Prinkipo; Zonaro; cooking with carrots

  • Issue 27, 2002
    Sublime Simplicity
    £15.00

    The timeless ceramics of Alev Ebüzziya Siesbye; the Fruchtermann postcards; the art of the Chora; Turhan Baytop; Stratford Canning; Beaufort’s map; apples old and delicious

  • Issue 26, 2002
    The Birth of Art
    £15.00

    Southeast Turkey 8000BC; the Camondo dynasty’s conquest of Paris; Mount Ida’s wild beauties; milk puddings for sophisticats

  • Issue 25, 2002
    The Abstract Heart
    £15.00

    The visionary lens of Zafer Baran; The Sultan’s blue and white porcelain; the Safvet Pasha Yalı; Antakya, ancient Anthioch; Istanbul’s Crimean Church; Orchid-hunting; Georgian wine; Sweet chestnuts

  • Issue 24, 2001
    The Wild East
    £10.00

    A journey to Turkey’s Arabian frontier; Pope John’s work in wartime Turkey; the madder quest; Capt Fred Burnaby, gentle giant; new wines from Gallipoli; surefire soups

  • Issue 23, 2001
    Haute Ottoman
    £10.00

    Ottoman silk; sailing in Cilicia; attar of roses; the master of plaster; George Bean and Terrance Mitford; perfect peaches

  • Issue 22, 2000/2001
    The Sultan’s Chalet
    £10.00

    A guesthouse for Kaiser Wilhelm; Kula – hot spring revival; Ottoman tents; Taurus flowers of the Kasnak Forest; Mahmud II’s passion for Rossini; Delectable köfte

  • Issue 21, 2000
    Ottoman Damascus
    £10.00

    Ottoman influence: from Damascene palaces to leafy green feasts; Vita and Harold in Istanbul; to the yalı born: the Germen Yali; attempting Ararat; greenbelt or backyard – Istanbul’s fate in the balance; Lord Salisbury and the Eastern Question

  • Issue 20, 2000
    The Lake that Time Forgot
    £15.00

    Lake Köyceğiz: a 40-page celebration; Hussein Chalayan; Istanbul Agop cymbals; Abdülaziz in London; Mozart in Turkey; Gallipoli remembered; superb offal recipes

  • Issue 19, 1999
    Forgotten Riches
    £15.00

    Çatalhöyük – amazing paintings from the world’s first city; Safranbolu; Edirne’s blue and white tiles; the Ottoman treasure of Poland’s kings; fatal flaw – the tragedy of Turkey’s 1999 earthquake

  • Issue 18, 1999
    The Ottoman Riviera
    £10.00

    High society on the Bosphorus; Hedonists head for the ruins; Last man down the Danube; A paradise garden in Cambridge; The ultimate summer house

  • Issue 17, 1999
    The Republic
    £15.00

    Turkey’s celebration of the 20th century; escape to the silent hills of Eğridir; Zeki Pasha’s waterside palace; cabbages fit for kings; the compleat carpet buyer

  • Issue 16, 1998
    Beguiling Büyükada
    £50.00

    Postcards from Paradise: a grand tour of Büyükada, calling at three magical island houses. Candles with cachet; Zeki Kuneralp, ambassador extraordinary; the lighthouse of Cape Chelidonia; and feasting on figs

  • Issue 15, 1998
    Mountain Secrets
    £15.00

    Lifting the veil on Ottoman Athos; pursuing snowcocks and purple primroses; the glorious globe artichoke

  • Issue 14, 1997/98
    Objects of Desire
    £30.00

    Travellers’ tomes – the Atabey library; Cappadocian houses lovingly revived; Zeynep Fadıllıoğlu’s theatrical antiques; pumpkins

  • Issue 13, 1997
    The Turkish Garden Issue
    £30.00

    From Alanya’s medieval gardens to Cihangir window boxes; The Book of Tulips; Rüstem Pasha’s tiles; Great Dixter; mountain azaleas and alpine gardens; cooking with herbs

  • Issue 12, 1997
    Black Sea Issue
    £30.00

    Brian Sewell’s search for churches; rainforest mansions; the slow train to Sapanca; tales of old Trabzon; plus Norman Stone’s Ankara

  • Issue 11, 1996
    Anatolia Rediscovered
    £50.00

    The glories of Aphrodisias; the lost valleys of Cappadocia; the road to Kubadabad; and the cool courtyards of Amasya

  • Issue 10, 1996
    Ingres and Lady Mary
    £20.00

    What did Ingres learn from Lady Mary? Magic fire on the coast of Lycia; the Hekim Pasha Yalı; the Süleymaniye Library; an Englishman in Hatay; Leighton House; the admirable aubergine

  • Issue 9, 1995/96
    Ideal Worlds
    £50.00

    Bare luxury in Bodrum; a clifftop library on the Bosphorus; the celestial domes of Üskudar; birds in paradise; the saffron gatherers; Bellini’s Chinoiserie; pickles and relishes

  • Issue 8, 1995
    A Turkish Summer
    £250.00

    Summer fashion; the Kıbrıslı Yalı; an Aegean odyssey; Yunus Emre; a Kuşadası garden; the Grand Bazaar; and cooking with yoghurt

  • Issue 7, 1994/95
    The Great Walls of Istanbul
    £50.00

    Istanbul in peril – the fall of Europe’s finest city walls; a jewel on the Bosphorus – the Nuri Birgi Yalı; secrets of the perfect pilav; travels on the plains of Konya; sparrowhawks and falconry; Zaro Ağa (1774–1934), last of the lions; William Allan’s provocative ‘Slave Market’

  • Issue 6, 1994
    Palaces of Diplomacy II
    £15.00

    Summer mansions – diplomatic secrets on the Bosphorus; flowering penguins – the bizarre flora of southwest Turkey; 15th-century Ottoman bookbinding; the art of ebru; travelling light – an apartment in Maçka; the charm of the cherry

  • Issue 5, 1993/94
    Palaces of Diplomacy I
    £15.00

    Pera’s winter embassies; Thomas Hope’s Benaki drawings; the Abkhazians; Ottoman silk weaving; migrant marsh birds; and pomegranates

  • Issue 4, 1993
    The Absolute Guide to Istanbul
    £50.00

    Exploring Istanbul from Beyoğlu to the Bosphorus, from the Golden Horn to the Princes’ islands; Tamara and David Talbot Rice; the Bechers’ Ayazpaşa apartment; Rosie Baldwin; cooking with the marrow and its flower

  • Issue 3, 1992/93
    The Pink House
    £30.00

    The Mocan Yalı; Pierre Loti’s harem hoax; Anatolia’s vanishing bulbs; Anthony Bryer’s Black Sea diary; shopping for silver

  • Issue 2, 1992
    The Essential Rose
    £50.00

    In pursuit of Alexander; the hay meadows of Bithynia; the birthplace of André Chénier ; the painted rug; Freya Stark in Turkey

  • Issue 1, 1992
    Insider’s Turkey
    £1000.00

    The much sought after launch issue: the miracle of Santa Sophia; Turkey’s lake district; Sir David Wilkies’s exquisite paintings; Ara Güler’s photographs; Bornova gardens; boating on the Bosphorus; the quintessential quince

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