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The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night.
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(ARABIAN NIGHTS.) BURTON, Richard F., trans.

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.

Published: London: Privately printed by the Burton Club, [c.1900]

Stock code: 90741

Price: £4,500

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Limited edition of 1,000 numbered sets. A complete set of Burton’s translation of the Arabian nights, containing ten volumes of the Arabian Nights plus the seven supplementary volumes. A particularly handsome set.

17 volumes, octavo (243 162 mm). Contemporary Bayntun brown half morocco binding, rose cloth sides, titles and decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt others untrimmed. Numerous monochrome illustrations. Bookplates to front pastedowns, mild bumping and wear to corners, light wear along spine edges, a few volumes with light fading to spines and cloth sides, a very good set.

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