ESS, John van. The Spoken Arabic of Mesopotamia … Compiled for the Administration of the Territories of Iraq in British occupation.

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ESS, John van. The Spoken Arabic of Mesopotamia … Compiled for the Administration of the Territories of Iraq in British occupation. Oxford, OUP, [`1917].

8vo. Original blue buckram, spine lettered in gilt; pp. vi, [2], 256; apart from repaired damaged area (diameter 15mm) to front cover far better preserved than usually encountered, very clean internally.
First edition. ' The object of this book is to assist the reader in acquiring a knowledge of the spoken Arabic of Mesopotamia. Only so much of the literary language has been inserted as is required by those who prefer thus to approach the colloquial' (Preface).

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