A Batak pustaha from Northern Sumatra. Concertina style, on sheets of bark. Enclosed within wooden boards.
Batak Pustaha [Magic Book]
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 102 MS 41836
- Dates of Creationn.d.
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialBatak languages
- Physical Description1 volume
Scope and Content
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
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.