HOFFMAN, Ruth and Helen. Our Arabian Nights … With Illustrations by the Authors. New York, Garrich and Evans, .
8vo. Original cloth with onlaid illustrations printed in red and balck after designs by the authors, illustrated wrappers designed by the authors; pp. 307, illustrations in the text after the authors; wrappers with marginal flaws, cloth spine a little spotted, otherwise a good copy, neat pencil inscription in Arabic to front fly-leaf.
First edition. Two American sisters (one married to an English oil engineer) lived in Baghdad and in the harem of a Bedouin sheikh, Fulan, and report of life in both the capital and within a tribal society. The illustrations are after drawings of the modernist furniture they had designed for their house and the pets the two sisters amassed.