[SOLD] The Thousand Nights and a Night – Richard Burton translation – 1897 Illustrated Edition

A complete 12-volume set of the Richard Burton translation of the Arabian Nights, titled in full as the Book of a Thousand Nights and a Night.

Published in 1897 by H.S. Nichols in London, this is the Illustrated Library Edition of the work. The first Burton translation appeared in 1888, in a limited-issue private edition for subscribers. The first Nichols edition, unillustrated, appeared in 1894.

Features 71 original oil painting illustrations by artist Albert Letchford, who was commissioned to produce work for the set. Edited by Leonard C. Smithers.

The set is bound in black cloth with decorative gilt covers in Arabic, and a gilt text block.

In very good condition. No previous owner’s names or bookplates, clean inside. No spotting, rips or tears.  Very minor bumping to some corners on certain volumes. Occasional rubbing to boards.

Rare to find as a complete set in this condition.