[Mirror of the heart.]
Mir'at li-l-qalb. [Malta] [English Church Mission Society] 
12mo (16.2 x 10.5 cm); pp. 27, [1, blank]; printed Arabic text. A very good copy in the original printed wrappers. Slight browning to edge of wrappers.
Roper 88. We locate no copies.
A short Arabic treatise on Christianity, comprising various lists of doctrinal principle, the attributes of sincere belief, the heart of a believer, all keyed to passages from Scripture, and a short selection of suitable prayers. Despite its title, this is not a translation of Gossner's popular tract, The Heart of Man, though the text may well be a translation into Arabic from English missionary tracts. Roper does identify it as a translation, though he was unable to examine a copy. George Percy Badger (1815–1888) was raised in Malta where his father served in the British Army. He studied Arabic there and in Beirut, before returning to England to become ordained as an Anglican priest in 1842. The Archbishop of Canterbury appointed him as delegate to the Christians of the Church of the East in Mesopotamia and Kurdistan. He is best known for his A History of the Imaums and Sayyids of Oman (1871).