The Book of a Thousand Nights and a Night (Also called The Arabian Nights) Complete in 12 Volumes ***IN ORIGINAL WOOD, SILK AND LEATHER BOX ***

Burton, Richard and Letchford, Albert (Illustrator)

Editorial: H.S. Nichols, Ltd., 1897
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Library Edition, "Printed by the Kamashastra Society for Subscribers Only." Publisher's original brown 3/4 half morocco with raised bands, gilt titles, arabic letters and decorations to spines; green buckram boards, top edges gilt, marbled end-papers. All 12 volumes are in near fine to fine condition. A few volumes have some very light wear to spine or some very light rubbing to buckram boards, otherwise this set appears to have never been read, gilt designs are bright as they were in 1897, housed all these long years in the exceedingly rare original box. The box, measuring 24 inches long, 13 inches wide and 9 inches deep is constructed of wood. The inside is completely lined in green silk over padding and the outside of the box is covered in leather. The box opens from a door at the top and the books sit inside with spines facing up. The outside of the door has the title gilt-stamped in Arabic: Alf Laylah wa Laylah, "Thousand Nights and a Night.". There is also a large, heavy, geometric-design brass spring lock at the edge of the door (missing the actual lock mechanism). It appears to us that the box was most likely intended to sit on a bookshelf, door facing out, and either closed or propped open. However this box -- from the condition of the leather covering -- appears to have been used to move the books many times, perhaps over long distances. The leather on the door, on three of the sides and bottom is largely intact, but is completely missing on one of the 13 x 9 sides. Leather on the bottom of the box is badly chipped at some edges and scuffed. The leather on the top of the box shows a lot of scuffing (the gilt Arabic lettering is completely intact though). Leather scuffed or chipped at numerous edges and corners. However, the wooden structure of the box appears to have been constructed well, is perfectly tight and is in as solid a condition as could be possible after 117 years. Photos available upon request. This set will require extra shipping. SELLING USED AND RARE BOOKS ON ABE SINCE 1997 AND OUT OF OUR BOOKSTORE SINCE 1988. First Illustrated Edition, First Printing. N° de ref. de la librería

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Título: The Book of a Thousand Nights and a Night (...
Editorial: H.S. Nichols, Ltd.
Año de publicación: 1897

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