The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night. Translated from the Arabic by Sir R. F. Burton. Reprinted from the original edition and edited by Leonard C. Smithers. Illustrated with seventy-one illustrations by Albert Letchford. In twelve volumes.

London: H. S. Nichols, 1897. 1s Illustrated Edition. Hardcover. Bound in publisher's original half red leather and marbled boards and end papers. Spines stamped in gilt. Top edges gilt. Uncut. The Library Edition. Housed in a custom made black leather covered wooden box measuring 24 x 13 x 8 1/2 inches which we assume was commissioned by the publisher. The box is lined in a black padded fabric and can be completely closed with a hinged panel that has an inscription in gilt in Arabic and a lock and key in gilt. Two corners of volume 1 worn through the leather, otherwise fine. The box is scuffed with half of the leather missing on the back (a worthy repair). A spectacular presentation. Images available upon request. Fine condition. Item #9026478

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