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An History of Muhammedanism: Comprising the Life and Character of the Arabian Prophet, and the Succinct Accounts of the Empires Founded by the Muhammedan Arms: an Inquiry into the Theology, Morality, Laws, Literature, and Usages of the Muselmans, and a View of the Present State and Extent of the Muhammedan Religion

by Mills, Charles

Condition: Very good condition


London: Black, Kingsbury, Parbury and Allen, 1818. Second edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. The Second Edition, Revised and Augmented. (1st edition 1817). A work which includes a biography of the prophet of Islam; an account of the empires founded by Muslims; the moral and judicial codes of Islam; the literature of the Turks & Saracens; and a contemporary view of the influence of Islam. 8vo, xxi, 484pp, edges marbled. An extremely clean copy bound in original full brown tree calf, spine with raised bands and gilt decorated compartments, marbled end papers. Spine gently rubbed at top compartment; front board cracked along top edge of spine. OCLC: 3944775.




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