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    Sale 12283

    Arts & Textiles of the Islamic & Indian Worlds

    21 October 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 118

    QUR'AN: ALCORANI TEXTUS UNIVERSUS

    EDITED BY LUIGI MARRACCI, SEMINARY PRESS, PADUA, 1698

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    QUR'AN: ALCORANI TEXTUS UNIVERSUS
    EDITED BY LUIGI MARRACCI, SEMINARY PRESS, PADUA, 1698
    Third edition, in Arabic and Latin, 425ff., four fly-leaves, with the two final errata leaves in Arabic, a few repairs in title, in stamped cream morocco with gilt title

    Folio 13 ¾ x 8 7/8in. (34.9 x 22.5cm.)


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    The first edition, printed circa 1530, was ordered to be destroyed and survives in one copy; while the second edition was printed at Hamburg in 1694. Marracci's was the second major translation into Latin, following that of Robert Ketenensis in 1143; both were the basis of numerous subsequent editions and translations into modern languages. In his Manuel du Libraire (vol. III, 1307), Brunet indicates that this is a sought-after edition, examples of which are very uncommon'.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    PRINTING THE QUR'AN
    A PRIVATE COLLECTION OF LITHOGRAPHED AND TYPE-PRINTED QUR'ANS AND RELIGIOUS MANUSCRIPTS FROM THE 17TH TO THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY (LOTS 118-145)