London: J. Darby for B. Lintott, 1712.
85+(11)+254 pp. 4.75 x 7.5 Hardback in Very Good condition. Bound in a contemporary 18th century leather Cambridge binding which had been beautifully restored in the last century. Former owner's name inscribed in ink on title page dated 1839. Item #BOOKS010078I
Four important Western works on Islam brought together in what was a groundbreaking anthology. The two treatises by Reland, first published in Latin in 1705, were the first European attempt to systematically describe Islamic religious practices.
Full title: Four Treatises Concerning the Doctrine, Discipline and Worship of the Mahometans Viz. I. An Abridgment of the Mahometan Religion: Translated out of Arabick into Latin by H. Reland, and from thence into English. II. A Defence of the Mahometans from several Charges falsly laid against them by Christians: Written in Latin by H. Reland, and translated into English. III. A Treatise of Bobovius (sometime first Interpreter to Mahomet IV) concerning the Liturgy of the Turks, their Pilgrimage to Mecca, their Circumcision, Visitation of the Sick, &c. Translated from the Latin. IV. Reflections on Mahometanism and Socinianism, translated from the French. To which is prefix'd, The Life and Actions of Mahomet, extracted chiefly from Mahometan Authors..