The Koran The Alcoran of Mohammed by George Sale 1844

The Koran The Alcoran of Mohammed by George Sale 1844.

The Koran The Alcoran of Mohammed by George Sale 1844


PRESENTING AN EXTREMELY RARE  FIRST EDITION hardback copy of The Koran:: The Alcoran of Mohammed; translated into English immediately from the original Arabic; with Explanatory Notes, taken from the most approved commentators; to which is prefixed A Preliminary Discourse by George Saler, Gent. A NEW EDITION with a Memoir of the Translator, and with various readings and illustrative notes from Savary’s version of the Koran. Printed for Thomas Tegg, 73 Cheapside, London M.DCCC.XLIV (1844).

Printed by J. Haddon, Printer, Castle Street, Finsbury, London.

This RARE book is in EXCELLENT condition for its age….. some very minor ‘knicks’ on the edges of the spine and cover …….but otherwise extremely GOOD. The text is almost perfect.

Corner of Map of Arabian Peninsula torn.

The Book has 3 pull-out maps/illustrations: (1) of the Arabian peninsula, (2) The Geneology of Mohammed and (3) Mecca.

Leather and silk cloth jacket with wavy edges and gold lettering.

 

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AS AN ADDED BONUS.....the Book comes with a Label belonging to it's original owner, Major William Alexander Obenchain, a Civil War personality who served on General Robert E. Lee's Staff, and after the War became President of Ogden College in Bowling Green, KY (now the University of Western Kentucky).

As an ADDED BONUS...The BOOK CONTAINS SOME ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN NOTES OF MAJOR OBENCHAIN (SEE PHOTOS)

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This book was part of the extensive private collection of the Calvert Hall/Obenchain/Godwin/McMillan Collection formerly of Bowling Green, KY and later, Highland Park, Texas.

AS you can see from the history of this Collection (see our PDF) the family have very strong ancestral ties to the States of Virginia, Kentucky and Texas.

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YOU WILL NOT FIND THIS BOOK ANYWHERE ELSE!!

THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT & HISTORICAL RELIGIOUS BOOK!!

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What makes this Book SPECIAL is :-

(1) It is a VERY, VERY RARE First Edition of this Edition and

(2) it is in excellent condition, and

(3) it was owned by a prominent Civil War personality (Major W.A. Obenchain)

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The Quran (/kɔːrˈɑːn/[a] kor-AHNArabicالقرآن‎ al-Qurʾān,[b] literally meaning "the recitation"; also romanized Qur'an or Koran[c]) is the central religious text of Islam, which Muslims believe to be a revelation from God (Allah).[1] It is widely regarded as the finest work in classical Arabic literature.[2][3][4][5] The Quran is divided into chapters (surah in Arabic), which are then divided into verses (ayah).

Muslims believe that the Quran was verbally revealed by God to Muhammad through the angel Gabriel (Jibril),[6][7] gradually over a period of approximately 23 years, beginning on 22 December 609 CE,[8] when Muhammad was 40, and concluding in 632, the year of his death.[1][9][10] Muslims regard the Quran as the most important miracle of Muhammad, a proof of his prophethood,[11] and the culmination of a series of divine messages that started with the messages revealed to Adam and ended with Muhammad. The word "Quran" occurs some 70 times in the text of the Quran, although different names and words are also said to be references to the Quran.[12]

According to the traditional narrative, several companions of Muhammad served as scribes and were responsible for writing down the revelations.[13] Shortly after Muhammad's death, the Quran was compiled by his companions who wrote down and memorized parts of it.[14] These codices had differences that motivated the Caliph Uthman to establish a standard version now known as Uthman's codex, which is generally considered the archetype of the Quran known today. There are, however, variant readings, with mostly minor differences in meaning.[13]

The Quran assumes familiarity with major narratives recounted in the Biblical scriptures. It summarizes some, dwells at length on others and, in some cases, presents alternative accounts and interpretations of events.[15][16][17] The Quran describes itself as a book of guidance for mankind 2:185. It sometimes offers detailed accounts of specific historical events, and it often emphasizes the moral significance of an event over its narrative sequence.[18][19] The Quran is used along with authentic and reliable hadith to interpret sharia law.[20] During prayers, the Quran is recited only in Arabic.[21]

Someone who has memorized the entire Quran is called a hafiz. Quranic verse (ayah) is sometimes recited with a special kind of elocution reserved for this purpose, called tajwid. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims typically complete the recitation of the whole Quran during tarawih prayers. In order to extrapolate the meaning of a particular Quranic verse, most Muslims rely on exegesis, or tafsir

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quran

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IF YOU COLLECT ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS ....

IF YOU ARE A FOLLOWER OF THE MUSLIM FAITH .......

THEN THIS BOOK IS ESSENTIAL FOR YOUR COLLECTION!!

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The Koran The Alcoran of Mohammed by George Sale 1844.

Provenance: Part of the Calvert Hall/Obenchain/Godwin/McMillan Collection.

Calvert Hall,Obenchain,McMillan,Godwin Introduction PDF

Dimensions: 8.8" x 5.75"

Condition: Good ORIGINAL CONDITION.

Price: $1,750.00. Sale Price Now: $1,449.00

The Koran The Alcoran of Mohammed by George Sale 1844