1894 Arabian Nights Entertainments Sinbad Illustrated Burton Arab Erotica 12v

BURTON, Richard F.

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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.

 

The famous Richard Burton translation was one of the only unabridged English translation done in the 19th-century. It gained its popularity through Burton’s use of sexual imagery and his adding extensive and descriptive footnotes about Oriental sexual practices. At the time of publication, there were strict laws on obscenity in written material, and this edition was often considered pornographic. Even though Burton’s language was called ‘archaic’ and ‘over-sexualized,’ it was still popular amongst subscribers and the general public alike.

 

This 1894 printing was the first edition edited by Leonard Smithers and features 71 impressive full-page engravings.

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1894 Arabian Nights Entertainments Sinbad Illustrated Burton Arab Erotica 12v

 

“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.

 

The famous Richard Burton translation was one of the only unabridged English translation done in the 19th-century. It gained its popularity through Burton’s use of sexual imagery and his adding extensive and descriptive footnotes about Oriental sexual practices. At the time of publication, there were strict laws on obscenity in written material, and this edition was often considered pornographic. Even though Burton’s language was called ‘archaic’ and ‘over-sexualized,’ it was still popular amongst subscribers and the general public alike.

 

This 1894 printing was the first edition edited by Leonard Smithers and features 71 impressive full-page engravings.

 

Item number: #6622

Price: $750

BURTON, Richard F.

 

The book of the thousand nights and a night

London: H.S. Nichols & Co., 1894.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 12 volumes
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure
  • Size: ~10.5in X 6.5in (26cm x 16.5cm)

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Categories

Literature

Asia, Africa, & Middle Eastern

Authors

BURTON, Richard F.

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete