English Translation of The Qur’an (1900s)

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English Translation of The Qur’an (1900s)

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Title: The Koran, commonly called the Alkoran of Mohammed
Author: George Sale (trans)
Publisher: Hurst & Company. No date, research reveals it to be early 1900s.
Condition: 1/4 leather with marbled boards. Gilt to spine and top edge. Minor foxing to ed

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Title: The Koran, commonly called the Alkoran of Mohammed
Author: George Sale (trans)
Publisher: Hurst & Company. No date, research reveals it to be early 1900s.
Condition: 1/4 leather with marbled boards. Gilt to spine and top edge. Minor foxing to edges and inscription on marbled end papers, in pencil. Text clean, binding tight. Print is quite small.

Excerpts:

Chapter CXII

Entitled, the Declaration of God’s Unity; Where it was revealed is disputed

In the name of The Most Merciful God

Say, God is one God; the eternal God: he begetteth not, neither is he begotten: and there is not any one like unto him.

Chapter CII

Entitled, The Emulous Desire of Multiplying, Where it was revealed is disputed

In the name of The Most Merciful God

The emulous desire of multiplying riches and children employeth you, until you visit the graves. By no means should ye thus employ your time: hereafter shall ye know your folly. Again, By no means: hereafter shall ye know your folly. By no means: if ye knew the consequence hereof with certainty of knowledge, ye would not act thus. Verily ye shall see hell: again, ye shall surely see it with the eye of certainty. Then shall ye be examined, on that day, concerning the pleasures with which ye have amused yourselves in this life.

 

About George Sale (from Wikipedia):

George Sale (1697 – 1736) was an Orientalist and practising solicitor, best known for his 1734 translation of the Qur’an into English. He was also author of The General Dictionary, in ten volumes, folio.