8 April 2003
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
[BURTON, Robert (1821-1890), translator]. A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights' Entertainment, now entitled The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night. Benares: Kamashastra Society for private subscribers, 1885-1886.
16 volumes bound in 17, including supplement, 8o. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED by the addition of numerous portraits, views and genre scenes, some in color. Plum morocco gilt, covers with gilt borders surrounding central arabesques, spines gilt-lettered and -decorated, top edges gilt, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Provenance: Geraldine Farrar (1882-1867), soprano, silent film actress and vivacious personality (morocco bookplates).
FIRST EDITION of Burton's translation, finely bound and extra-illustrated. (17)
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