Andrew lang - The Arabian Nights Entertainments - 1898

Andrew lang - The Arabian Nights Entertainments - 1898
First edition of Lang's illustrated collection of the Arabian Nights tales, or One Thousand and One Nights

Andrew lang - The arabian nights entertainments - New York and Bombay, Longmans, Green and Co., 1898 - 424 pages - gilted blue cloth covers - 18 x 12 cm. First thus, the first edition of Andrew Lang's edition.

In good condition. In original ornamental cloth binding with gilt stamping to board and spine. Extensively illustrated with many black and white plates and text illustrations by Ford. Bound in blue elaborately gilt decorated cloth, several pages detached, some separations of the gatherings, cocked. With a few small stains. Otherwise really good. No names/writing in book!

¶ This is a collection of the Arabian Nights tales, or One Thousand and One Nights. The stories originate from the Middle East and South Asia. They were originally compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age. The first English Language edition was published in 1706.

Lang was inspired to edit this edition of The Arabian Nights following the popularity of his own Fairy Stories. He also recounts in the preface that he remembers reading The Arabian Nights as a child in 'dirty old yellow volumes of small type with no pictures' which is why this edition is full of illustrations by Mr Ford.

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Author/ Illustrator
Andrew Lang
Book Title
The Arabian Nights entertainments
Publication year oldest item
1st Edition Thus
Longmans Green and Co
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