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Title: The Koran, Commonly called The Alcoran of Mohammed
Dimensions: 25.3 x 20.3cm (page)
Accession Number: ARC.pt 529
Other Notes: George Sale, a solicitor by profession, dedicated his translation of the Qur’an to John Lord Carteret in 1734. Known to be the first direct translation from Arabic into English, it also includes a lengthy commentary on the historical, religious and ritual aspects of Islam. The volume also contains a number of illustrations, among which are ‘A Plan of the Temple of Mecca’ and ‘View of the Temple of Mecca’.