London: W. Mears, 1723, 1725. First Edition. Two Octavos; VG; Leather spines with green title in gilt lettering, rebacked with new leather spine; Raised bands on spine; Scratching to leather, bumping and chipping at corners; Text block typically age toned; Previous owners name in ink; Some light pencil notations; Spotting near the edges of the text block; 3 fold out plates are intact on volume one--frontis. "Several Postures Used by the Turkes. . . ," "The Temple of Mecca" and "The Genealogy of Mahomet." Light tears to fold-outs, with a 2 inch tear to the edge of the genealogy.
Full title, volume one reads: "Containing many surprizing passages, not to be found in any other author. Viz. I. The previous disposition to, and the method of, the creation: the fall of Adam and Eve; their repentance and sufferings; their posterity down to Noah. With a particular description of the deluge. II. The wonderful life of Abraham, and the disinstion between the two lines, that of Isasc, father of the Jews, and of Ishmael, father of the Arabs. III. An historical and chronological dissertation concerning the miraculous prophetick light, which thone on the forehead of Mahomet, and all his progenitors. IV. The lives of Hashem, Abdolmutalib, and Abdallab, the three immediate predecessors of Mahomet; with his own life, pilgrimage to heaven, death, &c. The prayers, ceremonies, fast:, festivals, and other rites observed by the Mahometans. With a remarkable description of the day of judgment. Written in Spanish and Arabick, in the year 1603, for the instruction of the moriscoes in Spain. By Mahomet Rabadan, an arragonian moor translated from the original manuscript, and illustrated with explanatory notes. By Mr. Morgan."
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