1898 Rare First Edition - THE ARABIAN NIGHTS by Andrew Lang. Illustrated.
Author: Selected and Edited by Andrew Lang. (Henry Justice Ford, illustrator).
Title: THE ARABIAN NIGHTS ENTERTAINMENTS.
Language: Text in English.
Publisher : London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1898. First edition.
Size : 7.5 " X 5 ".
Pages : xvi-424 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original full cloth gilt decorated binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective mylar cover. All edges gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, some light foxing - as shown, small stamp of a Japanese bookseller on the first endpaper and small nice ink stamp on the half-title page - as shown).
Illustrated: Beautifully and profusely illustrated by Henry Justice Ford. Complete with the 66 full-page and in-text illustrations.
Estimate: (USD 350- USD 500)
The book: Attractive and very nice First edition of Andrew Lang's Arabian Nights. It is almost impossible to envision what childhood would be like without the enchanting world of the Arabian Nights. Beautiful princesses, genies who emerge from bottles, magic words that open doors to great treasure, giants and dwarves, monsters and magicians, talking birds and beasts, the magical world of medieval Bagdad... The Arabian Nights stories have long been favorites, but unfortunately in their original form they are far too long — and often too erotic — for children. Here are Lang's own versions of Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, of Noureddin and the Fair Persian, of Prince Camaralzaman and the Princess Badoura, and of the Enchanted Horse; and the many adventures of Haroun-al-Raschid, Caliph of Bagdad and of Ali Cogia, Merchant of Bagdad. A special treat is the inclusion of the full Voyages of Sindbad the Sailor, which are not usually included in collections of Arabian Nights stories.
The editor: Andrew Lang FBA (31 March 1844 – 20 July 1912) was a Scottish poet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology. He is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. The Andrew Lang lectures at the University of St Andrews are named after him.
The illustrator: Henry Justice Ford (1860–1941) was a prolific and successful English artist and illustrator, active from 1886 through to the late 1920s. Sometimes known as H. J. Ford or Henry J. Ford, he came to public attention when he provided the numerous beautiful illustrations for Andrew Lang's Fairy Books, which captured the imagination of a generation of British children and were sold worldwide in the 1880s and 1890s.
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