Arabic ABC Primer

[Muhammad Ali Utay]. Egyptian ABC book.

[Cairo, ca. 1925].

8vo. 46 pp., final blank leaf. Illustrated throughout with numerous black and white illustrations in the text. Original wrappers printed in green and red.


A charming Egyptian primer which includes the Arabic alphabet (accompanied by black and white illustrations, mostly of animals), the basics of calligraphy, and shorter texts. This pamphlet was printed for the education of children in Egypt around 1925, shorty after the country's independence in 1922. Each margin is decorated with ancient Egyptian symbols and a portrait of Fuad I of Egypt (1868-1936), who was the King of Egypt between 1922 and 1936.

A few small stains, minor wear to corners. Inscribed in Croatian from René Balley to Donio Tala, dated 1926, on the inside of the front cover. A very good copy of a rare and innately fragile item; no institutional examples could be traced.

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