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by George Sale

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TitleThe 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
AuthorGeorge Sale
TagsReligion, Jurisprudence, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy 
CollectionsYour library, Shadwell Library Reconstructed (1757-1770), Monticello Library (ca. 1770s-1815), Library Sold to Congress (1815)
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Publication date1764
PublicationLondon : Printed for L. Hawes, W. Clarke, R. Collins, and T. Wilcox, 1764.
Number of volumes2
Number of copies1
Pagesxvi, [2], 266, [14] p., [4] leaves of plates (3 folded); [8], 519, [13] p.
Dimensions21 cm
LC ClassificationBP109 .S3 1764
Primary languageEnglish
CommentsAcquired by TJ in Williamsburg on Oct. 5, 1765 from the Virginia Gazette for 1 pound 6 shillings. While we do not know for certain, this set probably survived the Shadwell fire in 1770, or else was not kept at Shadwell at the time of the fire.

Listed as 'Sale’s Koran. 2. v. 8vo.' in 1783 Catalog on page 88 (Transcription). Manuscript image (Massachusetts Historical Society).

Sold to Congress in 1815.

Listed as 'Sale's Koran, 2 v 8º.' in Trist Catalogue, page [40], no. 70 (Transcription). Manuscript image (Library of Congress).

Listed in Sowerby Catalogue in vol. II, page 90, no. 1457.

Copy at Library of Congress. Rebound in half brown morocco in 1918. Initalled by TJ at signatures I and T. Title pages printed in red and black.

This edition is a later printing of the 1734 translation of the Koran by George Sale, the first to be translated directly from the Arabic to English.
SummaryThe 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 (1764)
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