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GEORGE SALE) THE KORAN, Commonly called the Alcoran of Mohammed.
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, by George Sale
London: Printed by C. Ackers for J. Wilcox. FIRST GEORGE SALE EDITION, 1734. 4to, 260 x 200 mm, 10 x 7½ inches, folding map of Arabia, 3 plates of genealogies of which 2 are folding plus 1 folding plate with 2 images of Mecca. Title page printed in red and black, pages [3], iii-ix, [3], 1-187, 1-508, [16], bound in full calf, rebacked using original spine, corners repaired, refreshed green morocco label with gilt lettering, gilt decoration between raised bands, double gilt rule to edge of covers, new endpapers, edges red. Binding rubbed, corners bumped, title page and 3 pages of prelims have small neat repairs to inner margins, title page a little dusty with some browning, corners of title page and prelims a little dog-eared, pale age-browning throughout, a little heavy in places, all text legible, some foxing to margins especially at the beginning and end, last free endpaper has pale staining to outer edges, occasional neat pointing hand and marginal note in old ink, very small red paint splash on the blank side of last page, plates foxed in margins, folding map clean, a very good sturdy copy with no loose pages. George Sale, orientalist is chiefly noted for his version of the Koran which appeared in 1734. Its accuracy attracted the praise of Voltaire in the Dictionnaire Philosophique. Housed in a brown custom 1/4 morocco clamshell box.A definitive text which remains in print nearly 300 hundred years after its first publication. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Reginald C. Williams Rare Books [Glendale, CA, U.S.A.]
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