A Manual of Pushtu

A 1922 study of the Pashto language


Major G Roos-Keppel, and Qazi Abful Ghani Khan, assisted by Sahibzada Abdul Qayum


Crosby, Lockwood & Son, London, 1922
A Manual of PushtuA Manual of PushtuA Manual of Pushtu

Printing Details

First edition, fifth impression. Hardback with gilt titling to spine. 21.5 × 13.5cm, xii + 310pp, 8pp ads.

Not signed but this was owned by Major G W Gilbertson with his library label to the front pastedown. Gilbertson was an author of books about the Balochi language spoken from Northwest Iran. There is a second bookplate to the ffep, signed by P Crawford Lindesay.

A study of the Pushtu language, or Pashto language, spoken by the Pashtans, an Eastern Iranian language in the Indo-European family. It is known in Persian literature as Afghani and in Hindustani literature as Pathani. The book is in three sections: grammar, prose composition and colloquial sentences.


A good copy but it is lacking the two fold out charts to the rear and there are many inoffensive pencil annotations to the margins. The book remains very readable.



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A Manual of PushtuA Manual of PushtuA Manual of Pushtu

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