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Book Description

8vo. 1 vols. LXXXIII, (1), 357 pp. Large folding map of the Arabian Peninsula at the rear of the book. Very good edge worn half leather binding with marbled boards. Internally fine. 1 vol only.
Dealer Notes
Only edition of this detailed study of place names, tribal genealogies, and pre-Islamic inscriptions. "An attempt at the proof of the descent of the Arabs from Ishmael" (Ghani). Includes an interesting attack on Edward Gibbon's 'geographical' explanation for the rise of Islam out of Mecca; Forster denounces Gibbon's "skepticism" and "artful insinuations" by pointing out some of his errors in historical geography, meanwhile defending the claim of a Scriptural prophecy in favour of the descendants of Ishmael.
Author FORSTER, Rev. Charles.
Date 1844
Binding Half leather
Publisher London, Duncan & Malcolm, 1844
Illustrator N/A
Condition Very Good
Pages 357

Price: £180.00

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