1878 Rare Book - The CORAN (Quran) - Its Composition and Teaching by Sir William Muir.
Author: Sir William Muir.
Title: The Coran: Its Composition and Teaching; and the Testimony It Bears to the Holy Scriptures.
Publisher: London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, no date (circa 1878).
Language: Text in English.
Size : 7 " X 5 ".
Pages: 239 pages + catalogue.
Binding: Attractive and very good full Victorian decorated cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright and tight, rare light foxing and staining - as shown, light ink stamp of a previous owner (Geo. R. Brush M.D., Sayville, NY) on the title page - as shown).
The book: Rare and very attractive edition of this chief book of Sir Muir about the CORAN (Quran).
The author: Sir William Muir, Order of the Star of India (27 April 1819 – 11 July 1905) was a Scottish Orientalist, and colonial administrator, Principal of the University of Edinburgh, and Lieutenant Governor of the North-West Provinces of India. Muir was a scholar of Islam. His chief area of expertise was the history of the time of Muhammad and the early caliphate. His chief books are A Life of Mahomet ( Muhammed) and History of Islam to the Era of the Hegira; Annals of the Early Caliphate; The Caliphate: Its rise, decline and fall, an abridgment and continuation of the Annals, which brings the record down to the fall of the caliphate on the onset of the Mongols; The Koran: its Composition and Teaching; and The Mohammedan Controversy, a reprint of five essays published at intervals between 1885 and 1887. In 1888 he delivered the Rede lecture at Cambridge on The Early Caliphate and Rise of Islam.
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