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1839 ARABIAN NIGHTS 1ST EDITION 3 VOL. SET LEATHER ZAEHNSDORF BINDERY ILLUSTRATED ALADDIN ALI BABA ORIGINAL PARTS
ARABIAN NIGHTS1839-41; First Edition; London, Charles Knight and Co.; Rebound Leather, Zaehnsdorf Bindery; Profusely Illustrated; 618, 643, 763 Pages; w6.6"xh10"; Original Covers Bound In; Extremely Rare!!!Great For any Fan of the Famous Author or Collector.  Great Shelf Set; Complete in Three Volumes; First English Translation directly from the Arabic, with All 32 Original 4 Pg. Blue Paper Covers to Each Monthly Installment Bound In the backs; Can't Locate Another with them; VERY RARE!!!Attributes:Three Charming, sleek marble cover designs with leather bindings/corners, gold borders, ornate gold floral bindings, gold tops of pages, marble end pages, with nice vignette title pages, and hundreds of Excellent Illustrations throughout and a Legendary Classic; Nice Sizes!!!Background:One Thousand and One Nights (Arabic: ???? ??? ???? ?????? Kit?b alf laylah wa-laylah) is a collection of West and South Asian stories and folk tales compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age. It is often known in English as the Arabian Nights, from the first English language edition (1706), which rendered the title as The Arabian Nights' Entertainment.Some of the stories of The Nights, particularly "Aladdin's Wonderful Lamp", "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves" and "The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor", while almost certainly genuine Middle Eastern folk tales, were not part of The Nights in Arabic versions, but were added into the collection by Antoine Galland and other European translators.Condition:Conditions are Very Good.  Some wear to edges, some rubbing near edges/corners/hinges, little color over hinges/edges, some normal blemishing to paper covers, few pasted on pictures to first blanks, pages/hinges/text block are very good for over 170 years old!!!
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