Hard Cover. London: John Murray, 1859. Very Good.
Three volumes. Illustrated with engravings after William Barbey. First edition thus. Finely bound in three-quarter green morocco and green textured cloth, spines decorated in gilt, marbled text block edges, marbled endpapers. A very good or better set, with some fading to spines and a touch of wear to extremities, slight loss of leather to corners, scattered foxing throughout. The Thousand and One Nights, also known as Arabian Nights, is a collection of fairy tales and stories, some of which date back to Persia in the 900's AD. There have been several publications throughout history, and new stories have been added over time. This publication contains a new translation by Arabic scholar Edward Lane, edited by his nephew Edward Stanley Poole.