Egyptian self-taught (Arabic) with the English phonetic transliteration of every word.
Small 8vo. 71, (1) pp. plus (12) pp. of publisher's ads. Publisher's original printed red cloth.
Rare manual of vernacular Egyptian Arabic, intended "for the Navy and Army, Travellers, Missionaries, and Traders on the Nile, in Alexandria, or in the Sudan [...] By the use of this book, students will find they are quite competent to make themselves clearly understood by all classes of Arabs met with in Egypt, the Sudan, and a considerable part of North Africa". Includes "colloquial phrases, travel talk, naval, military and commercial terms, money, weights, and measures", omitting grammar and Arabic characters, instead employing Latin-alphabet transliteration throughout.
Binding loosened; traces of use and moisture. Handwritten ownership of "Alexander Morrison", dated 1897, to front flyleaf.