The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night. Richard Burton.

The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night

Benares: Kamashastra Society, 1885. First Edition. Hardcover. 16 volumes. Printed by the Kamashastra Society for Private subscribers only. A plain and literal translation of the Arabian Nights' Entertainments now entituled (sic) The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night together with the supplemental Nights original edition. 1885 and 1886-1888. 16 volumes. All edges trimmed, top edges red. Penzer pp 114-116. Collates per Penzer. Over the years there have been many translations of this popular work. This 1st ed is in vg+ condition, in orig. cloth, some corners bumped and a couple of hinges starting to separate but holding firm. The first 10 volumes are black with gold lettering & decorations, the supplemental 6 volumes are black with silver. This privately erotic work was meant for those who wanted to learn about Moslem, Arabic and Egyptian customs. True first editions (16 volumes) are scarce. This set with a 4 page prospectus for ordering the supplemental nights. VG+. Item #3844

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