Based on the original Arabic text

[Qur'an - German]. Boysen, Friedrich Eberhard (ed.). Der Koran, oder das Gesetz für die Moslemer, durch Muhammed den Sohn Abdall. Nebst einigen feyerlichen koranischen Gebeten, unmittelbar aus dem Arabischen übersetzt, mit Anmerkungen und einigen Denkwürdigkeiten aus der Geschichte des Propheten und seiner Reformation [...]. Zweyte verbesserte Ausgabe.

Halle, J. J. Gebauers Wittwe & Johann Jakob Gebauer, 1775.

8vo. 42 (but: 40), 678 pp. With engraved frontispiece. Contemporary unsophisticated wrappers.


Second edition of Boysen's German translation of the Qur'an, first published in 1773. This is the second German Qur'an translation based on the original Arabic text, following that of Megerlin in 1772. While Boysen's version is considered more scholarly, more reliable and more readable that Megerlin's, it suffers from a lack of Sura markings, a fact which rendered it a tedious companion for studying the original. The translation was republished, with corrections, in 1828 by S. F. G. Wahl.

Pagination of preliminaries agrees with NUC, with pp. 15f. skipped. Binding a little duststained; spine professionally rebacked. Some browning and foxing, with light waterstaining near the end. Includes the frequently lacking engraved frontispiece depicting a Muslim in prayer (stamp of the Vicariate Apostolic of Oslo to verso); title-page has contemporary handwritten ownership "Kath. Bibliothek". An untrimmed, partly uncut and wide-margined copy.

Zenker I, 1400. Schnurrer, p. 431. Graesse IV, 44. Woolworth 285. VD 18, 90017838. Not in Enay.

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