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    An Exceptionally Beautiful Set

    Richard F. Burton [translator]. A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights' Entertainments, Now Entitled The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, With Introduction, Explanatory Notes on the Manners and Customs of Moslem Men, and a Terminal Essay Upon the History of The Nights. Printed by the Burton Club for private subscribers only, [n.d., circa 1885].

    Illustrated Benares Edition, limited to 1000 sets. Complete in seventeen volumes.

    Custom three-quarter leather with red cloth boards by Bayntun. Six-compartment spines with gilt lettering and decorations; marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt. A beautifully-bound set in fine condition.


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