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Sale, George
THE KORAN, COMMONLY CALLED THE ALCORAN OF MOHAMMED... TO WHICH IS PREFIXED A PRELIMINARY DISCOURSE. LONDON: C. ACKERS FOR J. WILCOX, 1734
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 1,250 GBP
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150
Sale, George
THE KORAN, COMMONLY CALLED THE ALCORAN OF MOHAMMED... TO WHICH IS PREFIXED A PRELIMINARY DISCOURSE. LONDON: C. ACKERS FOR J. WILCOX, 1734
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 1,250 GBP
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Sale, George
THE KORAN, COMMONLY CALLED THE ALCORAN OF MOHAMMED... TO WHICH IS PREFIXED A PRELIMINARY DISCOURSE. LONDON: C. ACKERS FOR J. WILCOX, 1734
FIRST EDITION OF SALE'S TRANSLATION OF THE QUR'AN, 4to (240 x 185mm.), title printed in red and black, folding engraved map, one folding plate (of Mecca) and 3 genealogical tables (2 folding, one with additional table attached), eighteenth-century calf, spine gilt, the covers with later application of Polier's device in gilt of a dagger surmounted by a Phrygian cap, incorporating the letter "P" (see provenance), spine label chipped
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F.B. Thomas, signature on title crossed out; Colonel Antoine Polier, signature and stamp (dated "an 2") on title - Colonel Antoine-Louis Henri de Polier (1741-1795) was a Swiss adventurer who made his fortune in India. As well as art, he collected books and rare manuscripts in Sanskrit, Persian and Arabic. He was assassinated in 1795.

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