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“TELL US, MY SISTER, SOME OF YOUR TALES OF MARVEL…”

MARDRUS, J.C. Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night. New York, circa 1923. Eight volumes.

Limited “Sultana” Edition of this unexpurgated and unabridged translation, number 41 of only 100 sets from the first American printing, with 24 hand-colored plates by Roderick McRae, signed by publisher Whitman Bennett, who also executed the beautiful deluxe morocco-gilt bindings. A stunning set. $7800.

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“THE FIRST AND BY FAR THE BEST REPRINT OF THE ORIGINAL UNEXPURGATED EDITION” OF BURTON’S ARABIAN NIGHTS, WITH 100 PLATES

BURTON, Richard F. The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night. Denver, 1900-1901. Sixteen volumes bound in seventeen.

Beautifully bound and illustrated limited edition, number 757 of 1000 copies "for private circulation," of Sir Richard Francis Burton's lively (and often daring) translation of The Arabian Nights—the enduring, irresistible folk tales of Aladdin, Ali Baba and many more heroes and heroines of adventure, romance, mystery and magic—with 100 plates specially designed for this edition by Stanley Llewellyn Wood. $6800.

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“MUCH THE BEST VERSION IN ANY LANGUAGE” (T.E. LAWRENCE)

(ARABIAN NIGHTS) MARDRUS, J.C. Le Livre des Mille Nuits et Une Nuit. Paris, 1920. Eight volumes.

Lovely illustrated edition of Mardrus’ colorful French translation of the Arabian Nights, illustrated with 156 color reproductions of intricate illuminated miniatures from Persian and Hindu manuscripts, very handsomely bound. $4000.

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