8°.  including 2 detachable empty forms, printed in red, 43 pp., original wrappers with printed title, stapled (staples rusty, wrappers slightly dusty, stained and with soft folds, tiny tears on the spine, very light folds, otherwise in a good condition.
A rare ephemeral bookseller’s catalogue from Lahore, Pakistan, was made in 1959 by Muhammad Ashraf, a publisher and importer and exporter of mostly Islamic books. The chapters are divided into the categories: Qur’an and Religion, Biography and Memoirs, Philosophy, History, Politics, Pakistan, Iqbal, Miscellaneous. The last page lists Urdu books in Urdu.
Attached are 2 pages of order forms. The catalogue offers a valuable insight in the Pakistani book trade of the mid 20th century.
We could not find any institutional examples. Brown Library holds a catalogue from 1947.