Very rare Malagasy alphabet printed in Bourbon Island (Reunion Island).
It was printed by the Malagasy establishment of Notre-Dame de la Ressource, in Saint-Denis de la Réunion. This institution for the evangelization of Madagascar had been founded around 1845 following the creation, by Pierre Dalmond, apostolic prefect of Madagascar, of "La Ressource", the first school on the island.
Printed on bluish paper.
Restoration at the bottom of the title page with loss of text on the reverse.