The Quran in East and West: Manuscripts and Printed Books

Item Information

Alcoran of Mahomet, title page

Dublin Core

Title

Alcoran of Mahomet, title page

Subject

Islam

Description

First English translation of the complete text of the Quran

Publisher

s.n.

Date

1649

Contributor

Ross, Alexander, 1591-1654
Du Ryer, André, approximately 1580-approximately 1660

Language

eng

Identifier

CLIO id: 4536422

MODS

Key Date

1649

Type of Date

exact

Publication Place

London

Publication Date

1649

Form/Genre

books

Repository Name

nnc-ut

Shelf Location

Tower BP109 .D8 1649

Notes

the French source "L’Alcoran de Mahomet" was first published by Antoine de Sommaville in Paris 1647
the translation is accompanied by "The life and death of Mahomet, the prophet of the Turks, and author of the Alcoran"
Ross added "A needfull caveat or admonition, for them who desire to know what use may be made of, or if there be danger in reading the Alcoran"


images from one of three copies in Burke Library

references:
ESTC R200452, R200453, R220382
David Allan, "Ross, Alexander (1591-1654)," in: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 2007, available online: http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/24110 (accessed 10 June 2011)
Nabil Matar, "A Note on Alexander Ross and the English Translation of the Qurʾān," Journal of Islamic Studies 23/1, 2012, pp. 76-84
Noel Malcolm, "The 1649 English Translation of the Koran: Its Origins and Significance," Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 75 (2012), pp. 261-295

Language of Cataloging

eng

Digital Origin

rd

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

book

Physical Dimensions

18.5 x 13.5 x 3 cm

Citation

“Alcoran of Mahomet, title page,” Columbia University Libraries Online Exhibitions, accessed August 5, 2020, https://exhibitions.library.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/quran/item/6109.

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