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The Book of The Thousand Nights and a Night [with] the Supplemental Nights.

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The Book of The Thousand Nights and a Night [with] the Supplemental Nights.

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Stock Code 106527

[N.p.], Privately printed by the Burton Club for Private Subscribers Only, n.d. [c.1903].

One of 1000 numbered sets. Limited edition of Richard Burton's magnum opus. Owing to the sexual imagery in the source texts (which Burton made a special study of, adding extensive footnotes and appendices on 'Oriental' sexual mores) and to the strict Victorian laws on obscene material, his translation was printed privately for subscribers only, rather than published in the usual manner. It is still regarded as the definitive translation, which Burton worked on for over 25 years.

Illustrated Benares edition, number 12 of 1000 sets; 17 vols, 8vo, (24.7 x 16.5 cm); numerous photogravure plates from etchings, drawings and paintings, with tissue-guards, titles in red and black, marbled endpapers, endpapers a little toned; contemporary half blue morocco, spines gilt in compartments, gilt lettering to spines, spines faded, top edges gilt, others uncut, boards slightly marked, corners a little rubbed, overall a very good set.

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Our Bookshop and Gallery can be found in the heart of Mayfair at 106 New Bond Street, where most of our stock is available to view and on public display.

We exhibit at major international art fairs, including TEFAF (Maastricht and New York), Frieze Masters, Art Miami and Masterpiece London, as well as antiquarian & rare book fairs including New York, Paris, London, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Hong Kong.

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The Book of The Thousand Nights and a Night [with] the Supplemental Nights.

BURTON, Richard Francis.

Stock code: 106527

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