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Richard F. Burton
A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights' Entertainments, Now Entitled The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, with Introductory Explanatory Notes on the Manners and Customs of Moslem Men and a Terminal Essay upon the History of the Nights.
1920. [Boston, MA:]: Printed by The Burton Club for Private Subscribers Only; The Benares Edition Limited to 1000 sets undated but c1920. Seventeen volumes complete (10 volumes plus 7 supplementary volumes [six volumes bound in seven]) 8vo, [9 ¾ inches by 6 ¾ inches approx], finely bound by Bayntun of Bath. Printed by the Burton Club for Subscribers Only, [c. 1920], 1920. 17 volumes, octavo (245 x 170 mm). Early twentieth-century half leather binding by Bayntun of Bath fine binders, spines with five raised bands, gilt lettered direct and with gilt decoration in four panels, cloth boards and marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others uncut or hand cut. A very good set. Portrait of Burton after Leighton (Vol. VII Supplemental the seventeenth volume) and over 100 tissue-guarded plates on vellum paper by Letchford, Lalauze, Batten, Gavarni; title pages printed in red and black. One of 1,000 copies printed by the Burton Club. Condition Report Externally Spine very good condition gilt titles with gilt decoration to four panels, minor marks. Joints good condition gently rubbed. Corners good condition gently bumped and worn. Boards good condition cloth boards, worn, darkened with some bubbling to the cloth. Page edges good condition top edge gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed, and some uncut. See above and photos. Internally Hinges good condition sound. Paste downs good condition marbled. End papers good condition marbled. Title good condition red and black text on japon vellum paper. Pages good condition tissue guarded illustrations throughout, minor marks and folded corners. Bi … [Click Below for Full Description]
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