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George Sale
The Koran, commonly called the Alcoran of Mohammed, Translated into English Immediately from the Original Arabic; with explanatory notes, taken from the most approved commentators, to which is prefixed a preliminary discourse
L. Hawse, W, Clarke & R. Collins, 1764. Hard to find complete second octavo edition (two volumes). Plus folding map, 3 charts, 2 extending and an extending plan which also incorporates a view of the Temple of Mecca. 8vo. Full contemporary calf, red morocco labels, a little marked/rubbed. Back cover of 2nd Volume has tear as per picture attached. An interesting fact about Sale's translation of the Qu'ran was that in January 2007, Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to the United States Congress, was sworn in using a 1764 edition of Sale's translation of the Qurʻan, which had been sold to the Library of Congress in 1815 by Thomas Jefferson. In January 2019 newly elected Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar were sworn in using the same edition of Sales's translation of Qu'ran. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: The Happy Booker [Carlow, IRL, Ireland]
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