Seller: bbunh (1,423) 100%, Location: Exeter, New Hampshire, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 361842236255 Condition: Please see photos and read description, Subject: Religion & Spirituality, Topic: Islam, Original/Facsimile: Original, Special Attributes: First Edition, Year Printed: 1858, Author: William Muir, Details: The Life of Mahomet and History of Islam to the Era of the Hegira by William Muir Esq. Published London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1858 and 1861. The rare 4 volume set, complete in original brown cloth binding with blind stamping decorations and titles stamped in gold on the spine. Only slight general general wear - a lovely set. Pictures are available.Plates in each Volume are:Volume I: Plan of Mecca (from Burckhardt)Volume II: Plan of Kaaba, View of the Kaaba, Front and Side view of the Black StoneVolume III: Plan of Modern MedinaVolume IV: Chronological view of events at MedinaNOTE: Vol IV is mostly uncut. Publisher’s catalogues bound into back of all four volumes. As I understand the first two volumes were published in 1858, the last two in 1861 in nearly identical bindings.NOTE: Volumes I and II have the handwritten name “ James Whyte / The Manse / Methwick” on the front endpapers whom I believe was a minister.Notably, Volumes III and IV belonged to British historian George Smith, LLD of Serampore INDIA and have his card on the front pastedown of Vol III and IV and additionally his signature is written on the title page of Volume IV.It appears the last time this set was on the market was 1999 at Christies and sold for approx $1900.00. Thank you for looking. Please feel free to ask any questions.NOTE: I welcome comments, questions and advice. Feel free to write - tell me if you don't want your questions posted on the auction and I will honor that request.RE International Sales: Import duties, taxes, and charges are NOT INCLUDED in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding / buying. These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick the item up do not confuse them for additional shipping charges. We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as "gifts" It is prohibited by US government regulation.