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    Standard Reference on the Islamic World

    [M. Thomas Houtsma, T. W. Arnold, R. Basset, and R. Hartmann, editors.] The Encyclopaedia of Islam. A Dictionary of the Geography, Ethnography and Biography of the Muhammadan Peoples. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1913-1938.

    First edition. Five octavo volumes. 1085; iii, 1175; viii, 1190; 1243, 15; xvi, 267. Illustrations, folding maps.

    Original green cloth over boards. Gilt lettering to spines. Some mild spotting to boards. Bookplates of previous owner on front pastedowns. Near fine.

    The first English language edition of this comprehensive standard reference work on the Islamic world. This unabridged set is filled with alphabetical listings throughout four volumes, with a supplemental fifth volume. From the Professor John Ralph Willis Collection of Rare Africana.

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