Titre : THE HISTORY OF THE FORTY VEZIRS OR THE STORY...
Éditeur : George Redway, London
Date d'édition : 1886
Reliure : Hardcover
Edition : 1st Edition
Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii-xxii [xxiii] xxiv-xl  2-420, three-quarter brown leather and pebbled cloth, all panels tooled in gold t.e.g., ribbon marker. First edition of this translation. First complete translation into English, providing 112 tales (the eighty originals, plus variants). These may be tales translated into French by Francois Petis de la Croix and added to the eighth volume of Antoine Galland's LES MILLE ET UNE NUIT (1704-1717), based on ALF LAYLA WA-LAYLA, a manuscript dating from the fourteenth-fifteenth century, and other sources. The French text first appeared in 1707. See Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 1-3 and 1-23. Early owner's bookplate affixed to the front paste-down. Just a touch of rubbing to leather at spine ends and corner tips, a fine copy. (#148561). N° de réf. du libraire 148561
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