BOOK OF A THOUSAND NIGHTS AND A NIGHT, translated from the Arabic by CaptainSir R. F. Burton, reprinted from the original edtion and edited by Leonard Smithers.

Arabian Nights; Thousand and One Nights, [Burton Richard, trans.]

Published by London H.S. Nichols and Co. 1894, 1894
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12 volumes. First edition thus, the first Nichols/Smithers "Library Editon", with all passages restored which had been omitted from Lady Burton's edition of 1886. 8vo, publisher's original black cloth with extensive gilt decorations of Arabic design on upper covers. Gilt lettering to the spines in both English and Arabic. t.e.g. Gilt Arabian designs to lower covers. An especially bright and handsome set, pristine and exceptionally well preserved. A UNUSUALLY FINE SET OF THIS HIGHLY IMPORTANT EDITION. Smithers published several different editions of this set in 1894 and 1897. This is the first of the library editions, published in 1894. The original edition was published in Benares in 1885 and printed by the Kamashastra Society for private subscribers only. Lady Burton's edition of 1886 omitted 215 pages from the original text. In this edition, the omitted material has been restored. Edited by Leonard Smithers, who hoped that this edition would permit Burton's translation of the famous tales to "take its proper place on the library shelf alongside Cervantes and Shakespeare." (From the Editor's Note.). Bookseller Inventory # 11201

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Publisher: London H.S. Nichols and Co. 1894

Publication Date: 1894

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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