Richard F Burton’s translation of the ‘Tales of the Arabian Nights”. A plain and literal translation of the Arabian Night’s Entertainments
Translated and Annotated by Richard F Burton.
Publisher: Privately Printed by the Burton Club, London
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A hardcover edition with 10 volumes and six supplementary volumes with no date given (circa 1903?) clean, unmarked pages and index, some uncut pages with black cloth cover and gilt/silver decorations and titles. There is an introduction and explanatory notes on the manners and customs of Moslem Men and a Terminal Essay upon the History of The Nights. As translated by Richard F. Burton and printed by the Burton Club for Private Subscribers.
There are no dust jackets present as issued. There is some foxing and toning but the text is clean and legible.
‘The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night’ (1885), is an English language translation of ‘One thousand and one nights'(the Arabian Nights) – a collection of Middle Eastern and South Asian stories and folk tales compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age (8th−13th centuries) – by the British explorer and Arabist Richard Francis Burton (1821–1890). It stood as the only complete translation of the MacNaghten or Calcutta II edition (Egyptian recension) of the “Arabian Nights” until 2008.
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