Writing Arabic: A Practical Introduction to Ruq’ah Script

by TF Mitchell41qEmIo-G3L._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_
Oxford University Press 1953 Reprinted 1958 & 1966
163 pages, $39.50, hard cover

Uh… not so much. Old School. The book was typed by hand, not typeset. The parts in Arabic were written by Mitchell and his handwriting isn’t very good or clear, and it’s too small. There is a little information on reed pens and the cutting of the nib, but nothing that isn’t covered much better on web sites. There seems to be a newer edition around; it may be much improved.

Terence Frederick Mitchell was born in 1919.  He was a British linguist, and later emeritus professor and head of the department of linguistics and phonetics at Leeds University. He died in 2007.


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