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Fine Books & Works on Paper

  Lot 527

Burton: The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night.: original box

Burton (Richard F.) trans.
The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night.:
Translated from the Arabic. Reprinted from the original edition and edited by Leonard C. Smithers.
12 vols, illustrated by a series of seventy-one original illustrations reproduced from the original pictures in oils specially painted by Albert Letchford, original half red levant morocco, gilt, enclosed with the scarce olive leather watered silk-lined box, ‘Arabian Nights’ in Arabic and tooled in gilt to the hinged lid with metal embellishment, lock (lacking key), books in fine condition, box sightly worn at extremities, [Penzer p.20], tall 8vo., 1897 (12)

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