Auction 354 Illustrated Books 19th - 21st c.

ARABIAN NIGHTS -- THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS, The, Commonly called, in England, The Arabian Nights' Entertainments. A new transl. from the Arabic, w. copious notes. By E.W. Lane. Lond., Ch. Knight & Co. (back of title-page vol. 1 & 2: Whitehead & Co.; vol. 3: William Clowes and sons), 1839-41. 3 vols. xxxii, 618, (1); xii, 643; xii, 763 pp. W. num. wood-engr. illustr. in text by W. Harvey. Lge-8°. Cont. red mor. bindings, dec. gilt spines and sides, inside dentelles, fine marbled endpapers, a.e.g. (Extremities a bit rubbed in places, a bit age-toned).

Very fine set of Edward William Lane's translation which he based on the Bulaq-edition of 1835. Still valuable because of the numerous notes and background commentaries. Volumes 1 and 2 in first edition. From the library of John Carnegie and with his exlibris on all upper paste downs. With unidentified dedications in ms. on all title-pages.

€ 400

result € 300

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