By Anonymous
London   The Folio Society
10" by 6" [4], v-vii, [5], 644; [4], v-vii, 592; [4], v-vii, 569; [4], v-vii, 537pp
A beautiful edition of the Arabian 'Thousand and One Nights', illustrated throughout by Eric Fraser.
By Anonymous

1959 The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night

London   The Folio Society
10" by 6" [4], v-vii, [5], 644; [4], v-vii, 592; [4], v-vii, 569; [4], v-vii, 537pp
A beautiful edition of the Arabian 'Thousand and One Nights', illustrated throughout by Eric Fraser.
£150.00
: 4kgs / : 716P3

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Description

Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding

Complete in four volumes.

All four volumes are the second impression of the work.

'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.

Volume I illustrated with a frontispiece, and twelve plates. Collated, complete. 

Volume II illustrated with a frontispiece, and twelve plates. Collated, complete.

Volume III illustrated with a frontispiece, and twelve plates. Collated, complete.

Volume IV illustrated with a frontispiece, and twelve plates. Collated, complete.

Translated into English by Powys Mathers from J. C. Mardrus' French translation.

Illustrated by Eric Fraser.

Condition

In a quarter paper vellum binding with patterned paper to the boards. Externally, smart. A little discolouration to the paper vellum. Minor marks to the boards and spines. Light bumping to the head and tail of the spines and to the extremities. Spots to the fore edges. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. First few pages of Volume III are a little wrinkled.

Very Good

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