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BURTON, Richard. F.

A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights Entertainments Now Entitled The Book of The Thousand Nights and a Night. With Introduction Explanatory Notes on the Manners and Customs of Moslem Men and a Terminal Essay Upon the History of the Nights. [with] The Supplemental Nights.
[Boston] The Burton Club For private Subscribers only. [c.1910].

Limited edition. The Shammar Edition. no.521 of 1000. 17 vols. 8vo. (24.5 x 16.5 cm). Original gilt and silver stamped black cloth. 114 full page illustrations by Albert Letchford , Lalauze, Batten &c. Light shelf-wear, overall a very good bright clean set.

More commonly found in drab brown cloth bindings this is one of the relatively scarce sets bound in decorated black cloth in imitation of the first edition.
Vols 1-10 are 1001 Nights, Vols 1-6 Supplemental Nights (Vol. 3 bound in 2 vols.). Total 17 vols.

(Penzer p.133)

Price £ 1200.00
Stock Code 52848
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