SALE, GEORGE (translator). 1696-1736.  The Koran, Commonly Called the Alcoran of Mohammed, Translated into English Immediately from the Original Arabic. London: Printed by C. Ackers for J. Wilcox, 1734.

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SALE, GEORGE (translator). 1696-1736.
The Koran, Commonly Called the Alcoran of Mohammed, Translated into English Immediately from the Original Arabic. London: Printed by C. Ackers for J. Wilcox, 1734.

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SALE, GEORGE (translator). 1696-1736.
The Koran, Commonly Called the Alcoran of Mohammed, Translated into English Immediately from the Original Arabic. London: Printed by C. Ackers for J. Wilcox, 1734.
4to. Title printed in red and black, folding engraved map with inset view of Mecca, engraved folding plate with plan and view of Mecca, 3 engraved genealogical tables (2 folding). [6], iii-ix, [3], 187, [1], 508, [16] pp. Contemporary acid-stained calf, rebacked, covers rubbed, title-page soiled and worn, some spotting and foxing throughout.
Provenance: Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl of Harrington, 1753-1829 (coat-of-arms stamped on covers).

FIRST EDITION of Sale's translation of the Koran, to which he added "a long 'preliminary discourse,' a compendium of all that was known about the religion of Islam [at that time]" (ODNB).

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