The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night. A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights Entertainments. Translated and annotated by Richard F. Burton. Richard Francis BURTON.

The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night. A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights Entertainments. Translated and annotated by Richard F. Burton

[No publishing details given, other than 'Privately printed by the Burton Club' on the title page, but probably a 1970s American facsimile reprint of the Burton Society edition of 1900-1901, which was the first reprint of the first unexpurgated edition of 1885-1888].

Large octavo, sixteen volumes, comprising the ten primary volumes and six volumes of 'Supplemental Nights ...' (each containing over 300 pages plus plates).

Black cloth printed in gold (or silver for the supplementary volumes); top edges dyed light red, leading edges uncut and lightly foxed; trifling signs of lack of use (gathering some dust over decades on the shelf); an excellent set.

Penzer's bibliography of Burton contains interesting details of these oft-reprinted Burton Club editions.

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