complete with the rare volume of plates
BURTON, Richard F. [translator and editor]. The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night. Translated from the Arabic by Captain Sir R.F. Burton. Reprinted from the Original Edition and Edited by Leonard C. Smithers. London, H.S. Nichols & Co., 1894.
Royal 8vo. 13 vols.; original black cloth, blocked in gilt, with an elaborate Arabian design to upper covers, top edges gilt; titles printed in red and black; a few corners with ligh bumps, the binding of the 13th volume a little spotted and with expeert repairs to head of spine; contemporary bookplate of H.C.L. Morris, M.D. inside front cover of the last volume.
Library Edition. "This Library Edition … has been printed with a close and careful collation of [Burton's] own copy of the original issue, and all his corrections and additional notes have been inserted … The reader has here, therefore, the most complete English edition of The Nights that can ever be published, the extreme grossness of the few words and passages omitted absolutely precluding their appearance …" (Leonard C. Smithers).
The thirteenth volume, which is often missing from sets, comprises A Series of Seventy Original Illustrations to Captain Sir R.F. Burton's 'Arabian Nights'. This contains 70 plates, including a portrait of Sir Richard Burton, reproduced from original pictures in oils by Albert Letchford.