Bath: S. Hazard, for J. Johnson, Vernon and Hood; et al. 1795.
Full Leather. New Edition. The “New Edition” of Sales’ important translation of The Koran, first printed in 1734, and certainly the best translation at that time. In recent years, Congressman Keith Ellison was sworn in using a copy of Sales’ Koran sold to the Library of Congress by Thomas Jefferson. The “New Edition” in two volumes, with Sales’ notes. This edition issued with a folding map and plates which are not present in this copy. In contemporary boards, most attractively rebacked in modern tan calf, with raised bands and gilt decorations in compartments, and brown and purple morocco labels. Armorial plates on the pastedown of each volume. A handsome presentation. (ESTC T107818).
Very Good binding.