Antoine Galland (trad.) - Les Mille et une Nuits - Contes Arabes - 1972

Description
Antoine Galland (trad.) - Les Mille et une Nuits - Contes Arabes - 1972
Illustrated, Literature, fairytales - Quantity: 6 - Book

Six volumes complete. Beautiful and luxurious set.
Fine blue leather bindings, richly decorated with gilt stamping (binding stamped by Charrier). Numerous illustrations after engravings and the texts in decorated borders.

Condition: in fine condition. Only minor shelf wear, otherwise as new.

¶ One Thousand and One Nights (Arabic: أَلْفُ لَيْلَةٍ وَلَيْلَةٌ / Alf Laylah wa-Laylah, Persian: هزار و یک شب / Hezar-o-yek shab) are a collection of stories in the form of a Middle Eastern frame story. Some of these stories are older than the Christian era. Others are from the Middle Ages.
Antoine Galland (1646-1715) was a French orientalist and archaeologist, best known as the first European translator of One Thousand and One Nights, which he called ‘Les mille et une nuits’. His version of the stories appeared in twelve volumes between 1704 and 1717 and had a major influence on later European literature and attitudes towards the Islamic world. Jorge Luis Borges suggested that Romanticism started when his translation was first read.
Galland probably added some stories of his own, such as the stories of Aladdin and Ali Baba.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
6
Subject
fairytales, Illustrated, Literature
Author/ Illustrator
Antoine Galland (trad.)
Book Title
Les Mille et une Nuits - Contes Arabes
Condition
Fine
Publication year oldest item
1972
Edition
1st Edition Thus
Language
French
Original language
No
Publisher
Jean de Bonnot
Binding/ Material
Leather
Dimensions
21×14 cm
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