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KORAN
[Koran. English. Sale. 1801]
The Koran; commonly called the Alcoran of Mohammed: translated from the original Arabic. With explanatory notes, taken from the most approved commentators. To which is prefixed, a preliminary discourse. By George Sale, ... A new edition.
London: printed by T. Maiden, for J. Johnson, Vernor and Hood, J. Sewell, G. Kearsley, Ogilvy and Son, Wynne and Scholey, H. Gardner, J. Cuthell, Lackington, Allen and Co., Longman and Rees, J. Walker and J. Nunn, 1801.
2 vols ; 21.7 cm. (8º)
I: xv, [1], 248, 264, [12] p., [1] fold. map, [3] geneal. tables (2 fold.), [1] plan
II: [8], 519, [13] p.

This translation of the Islamic holy book was first published in 1734 and was the first English translation taken directly from the original Arabic. The map and illustrations include a plan and view of the 'Temple in Mecca'.

Copy Notes Armorial bookplate of Lord Berwick (of Attingham Hall), with shelf-label of Lord Berwick's library on spine. Purchased on the seventh day of the Attingham Hall Sale 7 August 1827, lot 9 (part, with Works of Lord Lyttelton, 1776, q.v., and Jenyns' Miscellaneous pieces, 1770, q.v.) for £1 5s. (SC 2.(1), q.v.: MS. receipt inserted at front of sale catalogue).

Binding C19th mottled calf, gilt-tooled spines, gilt roll-tooled borders, blind-tooled edges, black and green morocco spine-labels.

Reference Number 367


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