Batak Pustaha [Magic Book]

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

A Batak pustaha from Northern Sumatra. Concertina style, on sheets of bark. Enclosed within wooden boards.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

A selection of William Marsden's manuscript collection was transferred from King's College London to SOAS shortly after the School's foundation in 1916.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

H21 x W17.8cm

Conditions Governing Use

For permission to publish, please contact Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library in the first instance

Custodial History

Formerly part of the library of the Orientalist and linguist William Marsden (1754-1836), a portion of which he presented to King's College London in 1835.