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Arabic Primer: Consisting of 180 Short Sentences containing 30 Primary Words, prepared according to the Vocal System of Studying Languages.
London: Trübner and Co., 1876 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, title gilt to front board, blind panels to both boards, yellow surface-paper endpapers. Very lightly rubbed, pale toning, occasional annotations in pencil. A very good copy. First and only edition. Cotton (1803–99) was a soldier and engineer best remembered for his work on irrigation in southern India. Retiring to Dorking with the rank of general, "he invited an Arabic student, who could speak some English, to stay with him for several weeks he spent hours every day in going through sentences of the languages, word by word working out the new Primer, which was to meet the needs of missionaries in Persia and Armenia, and other countries where Arabic is spoken" (Elizabeth Cotton, General Sir Arthur Cotton, His Life and Work, p. 522). Uncommon: ten locations on OCLC and only two in the UK – British Library and Oxford. [Attributes: First Edition]
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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