Aladdin, Ali Baba and Sindbad the Sailor.
BURTON, Richard F. The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night [with] Supplemental Nights to the Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night. (17 Vols). [n.p]: The Burton Club, [c.1900].
8vo., 17 vols; uniformly and attractively bound by Bayntun of Bath in half red morocco over red cloth boards, bordered in gilt; with five raised bands and gilt devices in compartments direct to spine, including those of a camel and a woman carrying a pitcher or urn; upper edge gilt, else untrimmed; with marbled endpapers, frontis behind tissue guard, and numerous other illustrations throughout; boards a little rubbed to edges, and particularly along spines, with some loss to head caps and foot of spine; edges a little browned, Vol I and V of the Night with the final few endpapers foxed, Vol III and X with the first few endpapers foxed, Vol IV with first and last few pages foxed, Vol IV, V and VII of the Supplemental Nights prelims foxed; Vol VI foxed to rear endpapers;else internally bright and clean, remaining very good examples.
The Illustrated Bernares Edition, issued by the Burton Club for private circulation among its members, strictly limited to one thousand sets. Comprising ten volumes of The Thousand Nights and a Night, and seven volumes of The Supplamental Nights, and thus complete.
The Alf Layla wa-Layla ("One Thousand Nights and a Night") have enchanted readers for centuries with shimmering visions of "a land of fable environment whose deserts and oases, bazaars and slums, jeweled caverns and minaret-topped edifices are immediately recognizable" (Clute & Grant, 51). Esteemed explorer and scholar Burton translated and annotated the Arabian Nights, intending to create "a legacy to his countrymen, of whose imperial mission he was ever mindful, and to perpetuate the fruit of his own oriental experiences" (DNB).
A handsome set.