Translated from the Original
KORAN, Commonly called The Alcoran of Mohammed, Translated from the Original Arabic; with Explanatory Notes, taken from the most approved Commentators. To which is prefixed a Preliminary Discourse. By George Sale, Gentleman.
Publisher: J. Walker LONDON, 1812.. 2 volume. Engraved folding map, a number of genealogical tables, and a folding plan and view of the Temple of Mecca. Vellum leather. Sale's version, published initially in 1734, is the best early translation of the Islamic holy book, and the first English translation taken directly from the original Arabic. The only translation published previously to Sale's was "the despicable French version" of Andre Du Ryer, issued in 1649, and Alexander Ross's English version derived from Du Ryer's published in the same year.