Finely Bound Limited Edition of The Stories from the Arabian Nights
The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night [with] Tales from the Arabic, Alaeddin and the Enchanted Lamp.
Translated by John Payne.
Item Number: 4664
London: London: Printed for Subscribers Only (Athenaeum Publishing) [The Villon Society], 1884.
Octavo, 13 volumes. Finely bound in magnificent full brown morocco inlaid with red, green and black with a central arabesque design to the front and rear panels of each, elaborate gilt-floriate borders and tooling, gilt titles to the spine, with green and blue inlaid morocco doublures bordered and stamped in gilt, silk endpapers. Limited edition, this being copy “A” of 26 copies. With 21 original engravings by Lalauze. Additionally bound with two states of the seventy illustrations of Albert Letchford, seventy of which are hand-colored. These volumes comprise The Book of The Thousand Nights (9 vols.) Tales of the Arabic (3 vols.) and Alaeddin and the Enchanted Lamp (1 vol.). Minor edgewear; rubbing to raised bands , some vols.; hinges slightly cracked.