De Vita et Rebus Gestis Mohammedis.

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De Vita et Rebus Gestis Mohammedis.

<<First Edition.>> Printer’s device on title. Latin and Arabic in parallel columns. Edited and translated by Joannes Gagnier. Browned. Recent vellum-backed boards, rubbed. Folio.

Oxford: Sheldonian Theatre 1723

Est: $500 - $700
An important work for the study of 18th-century Orientalism. The author of this life of the Prophet Mohammed, Ismael Abu'l-Feda (1273-1331), from whose "Annals" this study is derived, was a Kurdish historian, geographer and local governor of Hama, Syria.