1920 Rare Book - The Arabian Nights, Illustrated in Color by William H. Lister.
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Title: The Arabian Nights.
Publisher: Philadelphia, George W. Jacobs & Company, no date (circa 1920). The Washington Square Classics series.
Language: Text in English.
Size : 7.5" X 6".
Pages: xiii-420 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original decorated full-cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, small chip to the lower margin of content page nicely repaired by a previous owner - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the color frontispiece and the six beautiful full-page color illustrations by William H. Lister.
The book: A beautiful edition of THE ARABIAN NIGHTS, this anthology offers readers a mesmerizing journey into the world of Middle Eastern folklore. With tales of magic, adventure, and romance, the book provides a rich tapestry of stories that have enchanted readers for centuries. This particular edition, part of the Washington Square Classics series, is adorned with intricate illustrations that add depth and charm to the narratives.
The author: (Translator) Edward William Lane (1801–1876) was a renowned British orientalist, known for his translations and writings on Egypt and the Middle East. His translation of "The Arabian Nights" is celebrated for its accuracy and its ability to convey the spirit of the original tales to English readers.
The illustrator: William H. Lister was an accomplished artist known for his ability to bring stories to life through his illustrations. His artwork for this edition of "The Arabian Nights" captures the magic and wonder of the tales, offering readers a visual journey through the world of Scheherazade and her stories.
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