1927 The Arabian Nights Entertainments
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Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
Andrew Lang's selection and edited version of the 'Arabian Nights'.
Illustrated with a frontispiece, vignette title page, thirty-two plates, and in-text illustrations.
A new impression of this work, published thus in 1898 for the first time.
'Arabian Nights', or 'One Thousand and One Nights', is a collection of folk tales from the Middle East. It was collected over centuries, with the roots of the tales being traced from Greek, Indian, Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Jewish folklore.
The tales are being told by Scheherazade to the King Shahryar, in a bid to save her life. After discovering his wife was cheating on him, he killed her, and vowed to marry a new virgin every day, and then behead them the next. In this vein, he had killed one-thousand and one women before marrying Scheherazade. Scheherazade entices the King by telling him a story on their first night together, pausing halfway through as the sun came up. The King, being absorbed by the story, keeps Scheherazade alive, eager to hear more from her.
Illustrated by H. J. Ford.
Lang is best known today for his many 'Fairy' books.
In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, very smart and bright, with just a small amount of bumping to the head and tail of the spine and extremities. Spine is lightly faded. Internally, binding is generally firm. Pages are bright and clean.
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