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The Life of Mahomet

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Written by
Gibbon, Edward, English, 1737 - 1794
Medium
leather, ink, and paper
Dimensions
H x W x D (closed): 5 3/4 × 3 13/16 × 13/16 in. (14.6 × 9.7 × 2.1 cm)
Type
books
Place printed
Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date
1805
Description
A hardcover book with a reddish-brown leather cover. There is no text on the front or back cover. There is faded gold text on the spine, along with several horizontal stripes on the spine. The text reads [LIFE OF/MAHOMET]. The book is very old. The cover has many creases and several areas where the leather has worn away. The pages inside the book have many wrinkles and stains, and some of them have small tears. The title age of the book reads [THE/LIFE/OF/MAHOMET/WITH SKETCHES OF THE REIGNS/OF HIS SUCCESSORS/ABUBEKER, OMAR,/OTHMAN, and ALI.]. There Is a decorative design, followed by more text which reads [FROM THE DECLINE & FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE./BY EDWARD GIBBON, Esq.] There is another design underneath, followed by more text. The text reads [PRINTED AT LEOMINSTER, BY SALMON WILDER, FOR JOHN WHITING, OF LANCASTER, -1805.-]. The book's text ends on page 171.
Topic
African American
Religion
Religious groups
United States--History--1783-1815
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.63.62
Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Religious and Sacred Objects
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture