Hyderabad-Deccan (India): Government Central Press, 1938. Complete in Two volumes, octavo, blue cloth covered boards with gilt device on back board and gilt lettering on the spines; dark blue-green endpapers, silk bookmark in volume two; Volume 1: pp. (9) iii, 378 English text (interleaved with same number pp text in Arabic), (9) v (Notes); Volume 2: (10) 379-826 (inteleaved English and Arabic), (4) iii, (6) v (1) ix.
Corners gently bumped, boards show evidence of a little nibbling, spines are sunned, small (2,mm) wear batch to foot of top board volume 2, contents clean but a little age-toned. Item #1079
Marmaduke Pickthall (1875-1936) was an Islamic scholar as well as a novelist, journalist and headmaster. Son of an Anglican clergyman, he converted to Islam in 1917 and became a religious leader in his own right. He first translated the Qur'ân in 1930 when in the service of the Nizam of Hyderabad, to whom his translation was dedicated. This edition was published two years after he death in 1936.