A Handbook of Malay Script
Reputed still to be the best book for teaching oneself Jawi, the former Arabic based script used for the Malay language. The book was written before the 1972 spelling reforms for Rumi, the now standard Romanised spelling for the language. Good Hardback. First Edition 192 pages with a small vocabulary.
Weight: 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia
Published by Macmillan, London, 1958. First edition.
Condition: It looks as if the book may have been immersed in water at some time in its life since all or most of the pages have a slight ripple. The cover has faded spots in places. There is a neat bookseller's stamp, a former owner's name in pencil and a shadow from a dust jacket on a front end paper. The last 20 or so pages may have had insect attack as bits are missing from the margins, but this does not affect the text. The binding is tight and there is fairly mild tanning throughout.