The Arabian Nights Entertainments
New York: Limited Editions Club, 1952. Szyk, Arthur. Hard Cover. 4to. Four-volume set (two volumes of text/illustrations plus two volumes of notes), Limited edition, #309 of 1500. 60 multi-color illustrations. Black linen covers with gilt decoration. Housed in two black slipcases. Includes the original advertisement and newsletter. Sound bindings with intact hinges. Slight foxing to edges of the text blocks on two volumes. Almost no wear to the covers; the gold decorations are bright, fresh, and unrubbed which is quite the exception for this set. The slip cases have some minor wear at their corners. Near Fine. Item #008463
Burton's definitive translation of 65 of the 1001 stories told by Scheherazade the Sultaness to divert Shahryar the Sultan from the executing her as he had previously done to hundreds of his other wives. Coupled with the marvelous illustrations of Arthur Szyk.