Early Malay Printed Books in the SOAS Library’s Holdings

By Jotika Khur-Yearn|August 13, 2012|South East Asia|0 comments

SOAS Library has a treasure of early Malay publications in Arabic script (known as Jawi script), and most of them were published in the 19th and early 20th centuries.  Until late 1990s, the SOAS holding of these books were kept on the open shelves of the main library at classmark IBA although a few of them might have been classified at IBC. However, after Ian Proudfoot published his catalogue on the Early Malay Printed

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