"CONFIDENTIAL": ISLAM IN INDIA / ISLAM IN AFRICA, 1919, PREPARED FOR BRITISH DIPLOMATS AND FOREIGN SERVICE AGENTS
(ISLAM) BRITISH FOREIGN OFFICE. Islam in India. Islam in Africa. No place: Historical Section, Foreign Office, February, 1919. Octavo, original gray printed cardstock wrappers; pp. 48. $1250.
Scarce first edition of this survey of Islam in India and Africa, produced for members of the British Foreign Service and designated "Confidential." An excellent copy in the original wrappers, with two folding color-printed maps laid into a pocket at rear, and from the British Embassy Library in Constantinople.
This booklet was produced to introduce diplomats and other members of the British Foreign Service to the history, beliefs, practices, customs, and sects of Islam in India and Africa. The two folding color-printed maps show the prevalence of the religion in different regions of the Indian subcontinent and Africa. From the British Embassy Library in Constantinople, with inkstamp on front wrapper, front free endpaper, and title page. Minor ink notations on front wrapper.
A near-fine copy with British Foreign Service provenance.