THE ALCORAN OF MAHOMET, TRANSLATED OUT OF ARABIQUE INTO FRENCH; BY THE SIEUR DU RYER, LORD OF MALEZAIR, AND RESIDENT FOR THE KING OF FRANCE, AT ALEXANDRIA. AND NEWLY ENGLISHED, FOR THE SATISFACTION OF ALL THAT DESIRE TO LOOK INTO THE TURKISH VANITIES. Sieur du Ryer, Alexander Ross.
THE ALCORAN OF MAHOMET, TRANSLATED OUT OF ARABIQUE INTO FRENCH; BY THE SIEUR DU RYER, LORD OF MALEZAIR, AND RESIDENT FOR THE KING OF FRANCE, AT ALEXANDRIA. AND NEWLY ENGLISHED, FOR THE SATISFACTION OF ALL THAT DESIRE TO LOOK INTO THE TURKISH VANITIES
THE ALCORAN OF MAHOMET, TRANSLATED OUT OF ARABIQUE INTO FRENCH; BY THE SIEUR DU RYER, LORD OF MALEZAIR, AND RESIDENT FOR THE KING OF FRANCE, AT ALEXANDRIA. AND NEWLY ENGLISHED, FOR THE SATISFACTION OF ALL THAT DESIRE TO LOOK INTO THE TURKISH VANITIES
THE ALCORAN OF MAHOMET, TRANSLATED OUT OF ARABIQUE INTO FRENCH; BY THE SIEUR DU RYER, LORD OF MALEZAIR, AND RESIDENT FOR THE KING OF FRANCE, AT ALEXANDRIA. AND NEWLY ENGLISHED, FOR THE SATISFACTION OF ALL THAT DESIRE TO LOOK INTO THE TURKISH VANITIES

THE ALCORAN OF MAHOMET, TRANSLATED OUT OF ARABIQUE INTO FRENCH; BY THE SIEUR DU RYER, LORD OF MALEZAIR, AND RESIDENT FOR THE KING OF FRANCE, AT ALEXANDRIA. AND NEWLY ENGLISHED, FOR THE SATISFACTION OF ALL THAT DESIRE TO LOOK INTO THE TURKISH VANITIES

London: [n.p], 1649. First English Language Edition. Small Octavo, [20], 408 pages, [12], [2]; VG-; Rebound with 1/2-bound leather and light brown cloth boards; Spine banded with gilt lettering; Boards have very light wear to corners; Textblock has light-to-moderate uneven age-toning to edges and interiorly, some chipping to titlepage, and ink inscription of former owner on bottom of titlepage (Robert Sandilands).; shelved case 7.

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Price: $4,000

NOTES

The first English translation of the Qur'an, translated by Alexander Ross from a French translation by Ryer. Ross was a Scottish-born orientalist and served as a chaplain to Charles I. Some sources state that a quarto edition preceded the octavo. Robert Sandilands appears to have been born about 1656 in Aberdeen, where he served in various municipal leadership roles and engaged in the religious debates of his era (he was for time a Quaker, bit later rejected Quakerism for mainline Protestantism). Wing K747A; R200452.

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