Early Life of the Prophet

Andrés, Juan. Confusione della setta macomettana: dalla quale s'intende l'origine di Macometto, & suoi fatti, et la falsa, et stolta dottrina da lui ritrovata.

Venice, Gio. Battista Ugolino, 1597.

8vo. 71 ff. (lacking final blank). All edges sprinkled in red. Contemporary limp blue boards.

 6,500.00

Last Italian edition of the 16th century: a famous account of Islam (with a life of the Prophet Muhammad) given by a Muslim convert to Christianity, first published in Spanish in 1515 and frequently reprinted and translated. The author gives his former name only as Alfaqui ibn Abdallah from Játiva near Valencia in Spain; he flourished 1487-1515.

Some browning and brownstaining throughout due to paper; a few pages waterstained; old ink notes to title page (some ink corrosion). Rare; only two copies in WorldCat (Paris-BnF and Mazarine); four in Italy (Venice, Prato, Modena, Messina); none in the U.S.

Edit 16, CNCE 1728. Chauvin XII, p. 21, no. 83. Göllner 2280. I.A. 105.567. Palau 12175 (note). OCLC 800261833.

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