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Easton Press, "The Arabian Nights Entertainments" Leather Bound Collector's Edition
Easton Press,  "The Arabian Nights Entertainments" Leather Bound Collector's Edition


 
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A wonderful bright clean copy free of any markings, writings, or stamps. Sharp corners that are not bumped. Tight and square spine. Unread book. No attached bookplates or indication of any removed.

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Edition: Easton Press (1981)
Binding: Leather Bound (Full genuine leather)
Illustrator: Limited Edition
Dimensions: 11.7"x9.4"x3.5"


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Product Code: EP6025

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  • Illustrated Color Frontispiece by Arthur Szyk
  • Translated by Sir Richard Burton
  • notes by Henry Torrens, Edward Lane and John Payne


Easton Press, Norwalk CT. 1981 0 "The Arabian Nights Entertainments" Limited Edition

The stories in the Fairy Books have generally been such as old women in country places tell to their grandchildren. Nobody knows how old they are, or who told them first. The children of Ham, Shem and Japhet may have listened to them in the Ark, on wet days. Hector's little boy may have heard them in Troy Town, for it is certain that Homer knew them, and that some of them were written down in Egypt about the time of Moses.

People in different countries tell them differently, but they are always the same stories, really, whether among little Zulus, at the Cape, or little Eskimo, near the North Pole. The changes are only in matters of manners and customs; such as wearing clothes or not, meeting lions who talk in the warm countries, or talking bears in the cold countries. There are plenty of kings and queens in the fairy tales, just because long ago there were plenty of kings in the country. A gentleman who would be a squire now was a kind of king in Scotland in very old times, and the same in other places. These old stories, never forgotten, were taken down in writing

Features
Includes all the classic Easton Press qualities:

* Premium Leather
* Silk Moire Endleaves
* Distinctive Cover Design
* Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
* Satin Ribbon Page Marker
* Gilded Page Edges
* Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
* Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
* Beautiful Illustrations


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