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A classic description of Islam

BAUDIER, Michel.
Histoire generale de la religion des Turcs. Avec la naissance, la vie, & la mort, de leur prophete Mahomet; et les actions des quatre premiers caliphes qui l'ont suivy.
Paris, Jean Guignard, 1632. 8vo. With the controversial half-page engraved portrait of Muhammad. 17th-century(?) vellum, later endpapers.
€ 2,750
Second edition of "the most complete treatment of Islam up to its time in France" (Atabey). Written by Micheal Baudier (ca. 1589-1645), historiographer to the Court of France. The book is presented as a history of the religion of the Turks, who controlled, at that time, a large part of the Islamic world, and gives a detailed description of Islam and its prophet Muhammad.
Bottom of title-page restored, covering a fraction of a millimetre of the date in the imprint, and a small corner torn off, another corner torn from leaf K3, just touching the text. Further some thumbing, several wormholes and a few water stains. Still a good copy of a classic description of Islam.
WorldCat (9 copies); cf. Atabey 73-74 (1625 & 1641 eds.); not in Blackmer.
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Middle east & islamic world  >  Turkey & Ottoman Empire
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