The Arabian Nights Entertainments (Four Books in Two Volumes). Richard Arabian Nights - Burton, Arthur, Szyk.

The Arabian Nights Entertainments (Four Books in Two Volumes)

Ipswich: Limited Editions Club, 1954. First edition thus. Cloth. Four clothbound quartos contained in two hard slipcases. These volumes contain the sixty-five stories told by Shahrazade the Sultaness to divert Shahryar the Sultan from the execution of a vow he had made to avenge the disloyalty of his first Sultness. The definitive Richard Burton translation with gorgeous color miniature paintings by Arthur Szyk and with additional notes by Henry Torrens, Edward Lane and John Payne. Handsome bookplates of Seymour Hecht to the inside front pastedowns, else all four volumes are in handsome near fine condition. Slight wear to slipcases. Tissue dustwrapper still intact on the Supplement to Volume One, else no other tissue wrappers remain on this set. One of 1500 sets printed by the Limited Editions Club in 1954. Please note that this is a large and heavy set of books. Additional shipping costs may apply. Near Fine. Item #26969

Price: $375.00