The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night. (Alf Layla wa Layla). – Richard F Burton

R22,500.00

Privately – Printed by The Burton Club 1886, 1886.
10 volumes plus 6 supplementary volumes. Only, super octavo hardcover (VG-); Complete and in excellent condition. Books are TIGHT CLEAN no inscriptions, and smell wonderful. Covers front, black embossed with the word Arabian in gold 10 volumes and the supplementary 6 in silver. (NOTE : See our photographs for clarity) and zoom in. The weight in total will be roughly 14kgs for all 16 books.
The Thousand Nights and a Night is probably the most famous of all his many works. This translation reflected his encyclopedic knowledge of Arabic language, sexual practices and life: “it reveals a profound acquaintance with the vocabulary and customs of the Muslims, with their classical idiom,” [Ency Britt] as well as colloquialisms, philosophy, modes of thought and intimate details. In contrast to Victorian mores, Burton was driven to explore what would now be called by literary critics the uncanny/Unheimliche or the un-resolvable tensions of human beings. Accordingly, he recorded details of daily life and practices that were considered vulgar at the time. The original edition was published in Benares in 1885 and printed by the Kamashastra Society for private subscribers only. Lady Burton’s edition of 1886 omitted 215 pages from the original text. Burton’s translation of the famous tales to “take its proper place on the library shelf alongside Cervantes and Shakespeare
The supplementary 6 volumes: A complete 6 volume set of Richard Burton’s supplemental series of ‘The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night’. The ‘Supplemental Nights’ series was originally published from 1886-88 across six volumes. Condition: In the original cloth bindings Externally, very smart with just some minor bumping and shelf wear to the extremities and to the head and tail of spine. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are bright. The odd handling marks to the margins, otherwise pages are clean. Overall Condition: Very Good

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SKU: 633 Category: Title: The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night. (Alf Layla wa Layla).
Author: Richard F Burton
Publisher: The Burton Club (Privately Printed) in USA
Year: 1886
Condition: Very Good
Format: Hardcover
Inventory No: 633

Description

Privately – Printed by The Burton Club 1886, 1886.
10 volumes plus 6 supplementary volumes. Only, super octavo hardcover (VG-); Complete and in excellent condition. Books are TIGHT CLEAN no inscriptions, and smell wonderful. Covers front, black embossed with the word Arabian in gold 10 volumes and the supplementary 6 in silver. (NOTE : See our photographs for clarity) and zoom in. The weight in total will be roughly 14kgs for all 16 books.
The Thousand Nights and a Night is probably the most famous of all his many works. This translation reflected his encyclopedic knowledge of Arabic language, sexual practices and life: “it reveals a profound acquaintance with the vocabulary and customs of the Muslims, with their classical idiom,” [Ency Britt] as well as colloquialisms, philosophy, modes of thought and intimate details. In contrast to Victorian mores, Burton was driven to explore what would now be called by literary critics the uncanny/Unheimliche or the un-resolvable tensions of human beings. Accordingly, he recorded details of daily life and practices that were considered vulgar at the time. The original edition was published in Benares in 1885 and printed by the Kamashastra Society for private subscribers only. Lady Burton’s edition of 1886 omitted 215 pages from the original text. Burton’s translation of the famous tales to “take its proper place on the library shelf alongside Cervantes and Shakespeare
The supplementary 6 volumes: A complete 6 volume set of Richard Burton’s supplemental series of ‘The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night’. The ‘Supplemental Nights’ series was originally published from 1886-88 across six volumes. Condition: In the original cloth bindings Externally, very smart with just some minor bumping and shelf wear to the extremities and to the head and tail of spine. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are bright. The odd handling marks to the margins, otherwise pages are clean. Overall Condition: Very Good

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Weight 0.86 kg
Dimensions 24 × 17.98 × 3 cm

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