1841 EXQUISITE Thousand & One Arabian Nights Illustrated Famous English Lane

LANE, Edward William. (transl.)

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“A loss that can be repaired by money is not of such very great importance.”

The Arabian Nights

 

During the Golden Age of Islam in South and West Asia, a collection of tales and stories was gathered and called “One Thousand and One Arabian Nights”. It was first translated into French by Antoine Galland in 1704-17 and helped establish a positive attitude toward Islam in the Western world. It is often known in English as the Arabian Nights.

 

This extremely scarce 1841 English printing of ‘Arabian Nights’ is often considered superior to any other English edition. It is profusely illustrated and is translated by famous English lexicographer E.W. Lane. Lane himself writes:

“There is one work, however, which represents most admirable pictures of the manners and customs of the Arabs, and particularly of those of the Egyptians; it is ‘The Thousand and One Nights; or, Arabian Nights’ Entertainments:’ if the English reader had possessed a close translation of it with sufficient illustrative notes, I might almost have spared myself the labour of the present undertaking.”

It is filled with hundreds of impressive illustrations from the art of William Harvey, as well as some of the most famous stories – ‘Aladdin’, ‘Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves’, and ‘Sinbad the Sailor’.

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1841 EXQUISITE Thousand & One Arabian Nights Illustrated Famous English Lane

 

“A loss that can be repaired by money is not of such very great importance.”

– The Arabian Nights

 

During the Golden Age of Islam in South and West Asia, a collection of tales and stories was gathered and called “One Thousand and One Arabian Nights”. It was first translated into French by Antoine Galland in 1704-17 and helped establish a positive attitude toward Islam in the Western world. It is often known in English as the Arabian Nights.

 

This extremely scarce 1841 English printing of ‘Arabian Nights’ is often considered superior to any other English edition. It is profusely illustrated and is translated by famous English lexicographer E.W. Lane. Lane himself writes:

“There is one work, however, which represents most admirable pictures of the manners and customs of the Arabs, and particularly of those of the Egyptians; it is ‘The Thousand and One Nights; or, Arabian Nights’ Entertainments:’ if the English reader had possessed a close translation of it with sufficient illustrative notes, I might almost have spared myself the labour of the present undertaking.”

It is filled with hundreds of impressive illustrations from the art of William Harvey, as well as some of the most famous stories – ‘Aladdin’, ‘Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves’, and ‘Sinbad the Sailor’.

 

Item number: #5261

Price: $950

 

LANE, Edward William. (transl.)

 

The thousand and one nights ; commonly called, in England, the Arabian nights entertainments

 

London : Charles Knight and Co., 1841.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • 3 volumes
      • Vol 1 – [xxxii], 618
      • Vol 2 – [xii], 643
      • Vol 3 – [xii], 763
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Prize Leather; tight and secure
    • Size: ~10in X 6in (25cm x 15cm)

 

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Categories

Literature

Asia, Africa, & Middle Eastern

Authors

LANE, Edward William. (transl.)

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete