The Tales of the Genii: or, the Delightful Lessons of Horam, the Son of Asmar. 2 Vols: Morell, ... The Tales of the Genii: or, the Delightful Lessons of Horam, the Son of Asmar. 2 Vols: Morell, ... The Tales of the Genii: or, the Delightful Lessons of Horam, the Son of Asmar. 2 Vols: Morell, ...

The Tales of the Genii: or, the Delightful Lessons of Horam, the Son of Asmar. 2 Vols

Morell, Charles

Published by G. Wilkie, London, 1781
Condition: vg Hardcover
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Duodecimo. xxxvi, 285, 336pp. Original full speckled tan calf with gilt ruled, tooled framing of cover and richly gilt decorated spine with gilt lettering; fine Bayntun binding. Gilt leather edges and orange paper edges. Marbled endpapers. Frontispiece engravings in both volumes. Decorative head pieces and initials. Faithfully translated from the Persian manuscript and compared with the French and Spanish editions published at Paris and Madrid. In addition to frontispieces illustrated with 12 full page copperplate engravings by A. Walker. Binding with light wear along edges and spine. Ex Libris of George Winslow Plummer on both inside covers. Faded inked entry across top of frontispiece verso. Small half inch tear in middle of page 267. Binding and interior in overall very good condition. Charles Morell is said to have been the pen name of James Kenneth Ridley, a British author of the 18th century. He wrote two novels but was mainly remembered for the "Tales of the Genii." Despite the formal indication tracing these tales to a Persian manuscript it is believed that the "Tales of the Genii" are a product of James Ridley's imagination modeled upon the tales of the Arabian Nights. The Tales of the Genii were rather popular, saw a number of editions and were translated into other languages. Bookseller Inventory # 35508

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Title: The Tales of the Genii: or, the Delightful ...

Publisher: G. Wilkie, London

Publication Date: 1781

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: vg

Edition: Fourth edition.

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