Lot 65 of 361:
American Qur'an illustrated by Sandow Birk, signed  

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American Qur'an


New York & London

Liveright Publishing Corporation



Preface by Reza Aslan, essays by Zareena Grewal & Iftikhar Dadi. Extensively illustrated with numerous color double-page illustrations of Americana. 40.8x30.4 cm (16x12"), blue cloth, lettering stamped in gilt. First Edition.

Signed by author on half-title. "Following the traditions of ancient Arabic and Islamic artists, [Birk] began hand-transcribing the entire Qur'an as was done in centuries past -- abiding by the traditional prescriptions as to the colors of ink, the formatting of the pages, the size of margins and illuminations of page headings and medallions marking verses and passages. He then took each sura and set it against a backdrop from everyday American life, one that reflected his "skate-surf" aesthetic...Now appearing in full for the first time, this lavishly designed volume -- containing all 114 suras -- melds the past with the present, East with the West like nothing before it." - Zareena Grewal

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Lot Amendments

Faint bumping to top corners; small smudge on endpaper; else fine.

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