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.
- Number of Books
- fairytales, Illustrated, Literature
- Author/ Illustrator
- Antoine Galland (trad.)
- Book Title
- Les Mille et une Nuits - Contes Arabes
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition Thus
- Original language
- Jean de Bonnot
- Binding/ Material
- 21×14 cm