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AMERY, Captain H F S (Black Watch) (A M Asquith)

Title English Arabic Vocabulary for the use of Officials in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan compiled in the Intelligence Department of the Egyptian Army.
Publisher Cairo Al-Mokattam Printing Office
Date 1905
Book ID 33777
First Edition  

Description

Contemporary rather rough quarter leather, buckram boards. xiii+451[iv]pp.. Rubbed, inner joint cracked, paper brittle and browned. Used; Good The author, H F Saphir Amery, younger brother of Leo Amery and uncle of Julian Amery, was seconded for service with the Egyptian Army in 1901, and remained in Egypt till 1911, acting as Assistant Director of Intelligence and Indian Agent. Amery was a gifted linguist, with an exceptional knowledge of Eastern languages. Interesting provenance: inscribed A M Asquith, Khartoum 1906. A M ('Oc') Asquith was the third son of the British Prime Minister. He served in the Egyptian Civil Service from1906–11.
Price: £50.00

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