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    [Featured Lot]. Sir Richard Francis Burton, translator. The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night. Reprinted from the original edition and edited by Leonard C. Smithers. Illustrated by a series of seventy-one original illustrations reproduced from the original pictures in oils specially painted by Albert Letchford. London: H.S. Nichols Ltd, 1897. The Library Edition. Twelve volume set. Octavos. Frontispiece portrait of the author in the first volume and seventy illustrations each with captioned tissue guards. Bound in half black morocco, five raised spine bands with gilt titles and rules in compartments, "Kamashastra Edition" in gilt at foot, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Bindings rubbed and soiled, corner and spine end bumps, sunned spines. Rubbing heaviest on volumes IV and XI. Moderate foxing throughout, occasional thumb soiling, few small pencil booksellers marks on half-titles and versos of free endpapers, pages with light edge wear few with small corner bends. A very good set of an attractive edition.

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