An Egyptian-Arabic Manual for Self Study

by Elias A Elias & Ed E Eliasss
Elias Modern Press, 1974
240 pages, no price, paperback

Rating: ✭✭✭✭ 

This is my very first book on learning Arabic, purchased in Alexandria in 1974, hence the high rating. It must have been hot off the press. I read in the preface that it is the “18th enlarged edition”. It has lots of marginalia made by moi back in the day, including a crude drawing of a lion. Lists of words in sections. No grammar. Amusing stilted formal letters in the back pages (My dear Father, You will undoubtedly be glad pageto know that the holidays commence on Wednesday next…) Oh! It’s listed at WorldCat! Who knew? If you happen to be near the North Kansas Central Library it’s your lucky day. This is exactly the kind of thing that makes me happy.

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