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, , 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).