1795. Bath: Printed by S. Hazard for J. Johnson [etc.], 1795.
2 vols. 8vo, xii, (2), 248 (Preliminary Discourse), 266; viii, 519, (12, index)pp. Engraved fold-out map of Arabia, three genealogical tables (two folding), and a plate illustrating "The Temple of Mecca", all from the 1735 first edition. Old calf rebacked, a good copy (tears in folding map repaired).
§ Fourth edition (the first thus) Sale's translation of the Koran into English, first published in 1734. George Sale (c.1696-1736) was a British Orientalist, a solicitor, and an Anglican. His translation relied partly on Ludovico Maracci's Latin translation and partly on Arabic manuscripts. His work was widely respected and editions appeared for over 200 years (over 120 by 1975). The translation is prefixed by a long "preliminary discourse", in which he attempted to compile all that was then known to the British about the religion of Islam. Item #122723