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Arabian Nights Entertainments, The
Ipswich: Limited Editions Club, 1954. - Arthur Szyk's Scheherazade[SZYK, Arthur, illustrator]. BURTON, Sir Richard (translator).LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB. The Arabian Nights Entertainments. Containing Sixty-Five Stories Told by Shahrazade the Sultaness to Divert Shahryar the Sultan from the Execution of a Vow He Had Made to avenge the Disloyalty of his First sultaness; and Containing a Better Account of the Customs, Manners and Religion of the Eastern Nations Than is to be Met With in Any Edition Hitherto Published; Because the Text is One Which Sir Richard Burton Himself Desired to Own: the Definitive and All-inclusive Burton Translation with the Addition of the Notes Upon the text. Prepared by Those Scholars Who Had Previously Translated the Text into English from the Arabic, Notably Henry Torrens & Edward Lane & John Payne; and it is Embellished with Sixty Miniature Paintings by Arthur Szyk. Ipswich: Limited Editions Club, 1954. Limited to 1500 numbered copies, this being copy no. 501. Four tall octavo volumes (10 1/2 x 7 1/4 in.), volumes I and II with accompanying volumes of Notes. Sixty full color plates. Uniformly bound in the publisher's full black cloth. A fine set. Housed in the two black cardboard publisher's slipcases.LEC Bibliography, No. 254
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