1859 Rare Book set - The Thousand & One Nights, ARABIAN NIGHTS by Edward William Lane.
Title: The Thousand and One Nights Commonly Called in England the Arabian Nights' Entertainments. Complete 3 volume set.
Publisher: London, John Murray, 1859. Complete 3 volumes set.
Language: Text in English.
Size : 9 " X 6.5 ".
Pages: xxx-555, xii-578, xii-703 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good gilt decorated half green morocco leather binding, finely bound with beautifully gilt-decorated spine (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed and worn - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edge gilt. A beautiful set!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown, including the original publisher cloth covers bound at rear of each volume - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with many hundred engravings on wood from original designs by William Barbey.
The books: Rare and attractive Murray's edition of The ARABIAN NIGHTS (including Ali Baba, The story of Aladdin, and Sindbad the sailor) in a very nice morocco binding!
The translator: Edward William Lane (17 September 1801 – 10 August 1876) was a British orientalist, translator and lexicographer. He is known for his Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians and the Arabic-English Lexicon, as well as his translations of One Thousand and One Nights and Selections from the Kur-án.
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