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Book Of the Thousand Nights and A Night

By Burton, Richard




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The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night

Burton, Richard

Benares: Kamashastra Society, 1885. First Edition. Hardcover. VG+. 16 volumes. Printed by the Kamashastra Society for Private subscribers only. A plain and literal translation of the Arabian Nights' Entertainments now entituled (sic) The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night together with the supplemental Nights original edition. 1885 and 1886-1888. 16 volumes. All edges trimmed, top edges red. Penzer pp 114-116. Collates per Penzer. Over the years there have been many translations of this popular work. This 1st ed is in vg+ condition, in orig. cloth, some corners bumped and a couple of hinges starting to separate but holding firm. The first 10 volumes are black with gold lettering & decorations, the supplemental 6 volumes are black with silver. This privately erotic work was meant for those who wanted to learn about Moslem, Arabic and Egyptian customs. True first editions (16 volumes) are scarce. This set with a 4 page prospectus for ordering the supplemental nights.

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The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night

Burton, Richard (Trans.)

London: Burton Club for Subscribers, n.d.. The Connoisseur Edition, #35 of 100 copies. A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights Entertainments. [Together with] The Supplemental Nights. Translated and Annotated by Richard F. Burton. Frontispieces in two states, hand-coloured and plain in each volume, plates throughout in two states, on paper and Japan vellum. 17 vols. 8vo. Bound in half reddish-brown morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt in floral motif, t.e.g. Volume VIII rebacked preserving spine. A handsome set. The Connoisseur Edition, #35 of 100 copies. A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights Entertainments. [Together with] The Supplemental Nights. Translated and Annotated by Richard F. Burton. Frontispieces in two states, hand-coloured and plain in each volume, plates throughout in two states, on paper and Japan vellum. 17 vols. 8vo. CONNOISSEUR EDITION, ONE OF 100.

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The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night

Burton, Richard

The Burton Club, 1960. A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights by Sir Richard F. Burton in 16 Volumes (10 Volumes, plus 6 volumes containing the Supplemental Nights.) A publication date of 1960 for this edition appears to be the consensus among dealers, but there is no date to be found anywhere in the volumes. Bound in Black Cloth, 10 volumes with gold lettering and decoration, and 6 with silver. Illustrated throughout. A Near Fine set. Very minimal wear; the covers are clean, the gilt is bright, the binding is tight and square. Lovely.. Hard Cover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Set.

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Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night: Volumes Five and Six (The Heritage Press)

Burton, Richard

H. Good. The Heritage Press, 1962. Red and black decorated boards with white spine. Illustrated with B&W and color. In slipcase. The third volume of a three-volume set. Hinge cracked

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