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LANE. EDWARD WILLIAM. Translates. -- Harvey. William, Illustrates.
THE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS. Commonly called, in England, The Arabian Nights' Entertainments. A new translation from the Arabic with copious notes by Edward William Lane.
Charles Knight & Co. London. 1840 and 1841. THREE VOLUMES. Second edition of volume 1 and first edition of volumes 2 and 3. Large 8vo. (9.8 x 6.4 inches). Fully illustrated throughout with hundreds of fine engravings on wood from original designs by William Harvey, engraved by various artists. Finely bound in contemporary full red morocco binding by J. Wright of Noel Street, London. Spines with raised bands, each with double ruled gilt lines. Compartments fully decorated, ruled and lettered in gilt. Elaborate borders on boards with two dotted and three ruled lines around a floral roll, all in gilt. Board edges ruled in gilt. Inner dentelles. Yellow coated endpapers. All edges gilt. Armorial bookplate of the noted book collector Oliver Nowell Chadwyck-Healey (1886 - 1960) to the front paste down endpapers of all three volumes and a more recent attractive bookplate, showing a windmill design and printed in colour, to the front free endpaper of volume one only. A bright and clean set internally with some minor rubbing to the extremities of the bindngs but overall a near fine and highly attractive set of this classic work. [Attributes: First Edition]
Verkäufer: Paul Foster Books [London, UK]
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