4°. , 605- ٦٠٥, 5- ٥ in Bosnian and Arabic with facing pages marked with identical pagination in Latin and Arabic,  title page, pp. 1231-1338, on colour patterned paper with margins printed in brown, gray and gold, patterned endpapers, gilt edges, embossed brown full calf (very good, seemingly unused condition).
Enes KARIĆ (born 1958)
Tefsir. Uvod u tefsirske znanosti
إصطلاحات ر فسي ّ علوم الت [Tafsir. Introduction to the Tafsir Sciences].
Sarajevo: Bosanska knjiga 1995.
4°. 367 pp. on colour patterned paper with upper margin printed in brown, gray and gold, patterned endpapers, gilt edges, embossed brown full calf (very good, seemingly unused condition).
A rare pair of a Bosnian translation of the Quran and an accompanying original historical overview of Tafsir, issued together in Sarajevo, in the last year of the Bosnian War by an esteemed Islamic scholar Enes Karić is one of the grand founding works of the new Bosniac state.
An elaborately made pair of the Quran, translated to Bosnian, and an accompanying book on Tafsir, an exegesis of the Quran, were made by Enes Karić, a Bosnian scholar and professor of Islamic studies and published in the last year of the Bosnian War, in 1995.
The text of the Quran is presented in Bosnian language on the left-hand side, and in Arabic on the facing page. It is followed by an introduction on over 30 pages. The accompanying thick volume is an introduction to Tafsir, an interpretation and explanation of the Quran, with its history and introduction to the Bosnian language from the Arab examples.
The author Enes Karić is an esteemed Bosnian scholar of Islamic studies and a professor of the Quranic studies at the University of Sarajevo. He studied at the University of Sarajevo, University of Belgrade, University of Cairo, al-Azhar University, Yale University and Oxford University. During the Bosnian war, between 1994-1996, Karić was appointed Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports in the newly founded Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina.