The Book of The Thousand Nights and A Night. Translated from the Arabic by Sir R F Burton. By R F Burton (Translator) and Leonard C Smithers.
1894 - London - H S Nichols. 10.5" by 6.5". Five of a 12 volume set - Volumes 2, 4, 5, 11 & 12. This is the first of Nichols and Smithers' fine library edition, important.
As it includes the passages earlier omitted by Lady Burton's edition. Smithers writes in the introduction that this edition should allow this work to'take its proper place on the library shelf alongside Cervantes and Shakespeare.
Five beautiful tall octavio books. Bound in black cloth with ornate gilt designs and top page edges. I hope the photographs will describe the condition well - I'm not qualified to give a proper professional appraisal but I'll do my best.. All the spines and bindings are in great shape, undamaged and square, there are no loose or missing pages and no outward stains or other damage beyond light shelf wear (the worst being bumping to spine heads and tails). There are bookseller's notes and a name.
And some of the tissue guards are loose or bear small creases. Pages show some light toning and scattered spots to first and last pages particularly but are generally bright. The stamped gilt covers are clean, very bright and unworn, the black cloth unfaded, edges and corners are nice and sharp. Overall I think these rare books have survived in a condition that will please most collectors - I hope they will find a loving home.
The item "Arabian Nights Richard F. Burton 1884 X 5 Vols Rare 1st Edition Antique Books" is in sale since Saturday, August 3, 2019. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable". The seller is "timothy_drake" and is located in Frome. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, El salvador, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Viet nam.