8 December 2015
KORAN. [Koran in Arabic]. Edited by Gustav Leberecht Flügel and Gustav Moritz Redslob. Leipzig: Tauchnitz, 1837.
8°, (212 x 131 mm). Entirely ruled in red. With two temple-framed title-borders printed in red. (Some minor browning and staining.) Contemporary German, full red morocco, gilt half-moon crescent stamped on both covers, ornamental floral border pattern, silver-coated endpapers and fly-leaves, gilt edges. Provenance: Bibliotheque Auguste Lagarde, Carcassonne (oval ink stamp on title); Gaston Maury (bookplate).
This is one of the key Arabic printed editions of the Koran published in the West, combining the edition of Gustav Flügel (1802-1870) of 1834 with the updated editing of Gustav Redslob (1804-1882), first issued in this printing of 1837. Chauvin, V.C., Bibliographie des ouvrages arabes vol. X, 77.
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