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The koran, commonly called the Alcoran of - SALE, George - 1734. 
London : printed by C. Ackers in St. John's-Street, for J. Wilcox at Virgil's Head overagainst the New Church in the Strand, MDCCXXXIV. [ 1734 ] - First edition. 4to. [ 247mm. ] Pp. [ 6 ],iii-ix, [ 3 ], 1 - 508, [16 ] . The final final eight leaves contain A table of the principal matters. Plates [ 5 ] - folding map of Arabia, three genealogical plates two folding, folding plate of plan and view of the Temple of Mecca. Titlepage in red and black.Text spotted, occasionally lightly browned and dusty in the head margins. Occasional contemporary ( ? ) ink marginalia in the margins. Pages 167 - 182 occasionally strengthened in the outer and tail margins. Contemporay calf a little abraded and worn, couple of corners bumped with the boards showing through, sometime rebacked, the spine with five rasied bands and new labels. New, if slightly inappropriate, brown endapers. George Sale ( 1697? - 1736 ) orientalist, is best remembered for this work. The only comprehensive and complete full translation previously issued was by André Du Ryer published in 1649, which is described by H. Thomson Lyon in his biography of Sale in the ODNB as " despicable ". In his preface to the Reader Sale also describes that translation as " a very bad one. " This translation by Sale continued to be the most consulted text in the English speaking world until the Victorian era. For more details of sale see ODNB. ESTC T146975. Rothschild 1811.
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