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The Arabian nights entertainments : containing sixty-five stories told by Shahrazade the Sultaness to divert Shahryar the Sultan from the execution of a vow he had made to avenge the disloyalty of his first Sultaness

Author: Richard Francis Burton, Sir; Arthur Szyk; Henry Whitelock Torrens; Edward William Lane; John Payne
Publisher: [New York] : [Heritage Press], [1955]
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Arabian nights. English. Selections.
Arabian nights entertainments.
[New York : Heritage Press, 1955]
(OCoLC)654353143
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Francis Burton, Sir; Arthur Szyk; Henry Whitelock Torrens; Edward William Lane; John Payne
OCLC Number: 1919875
Description: 2 volumes : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: V. 1. Containing the first thirty-six entertainments and the notes upon them --
v. .2. Containing the thirty-seventh to sixty-fifth entertainments and the notes upon them
Other Titles: Arabian nights.
Responsibility: and containing a better account of the customs, manners, and religion of the Eastern nations than is to be met with in any edition hitherto published ; because the text is one which Sir Richard Burton himself desired to own: the definitive and all-inclusive Burton translation ; with the addition of the notes upon the text prepared by those scholars who had previously translated the text into English from the Arabic, notably: Henry Torrens & Edward Lane & John Payne ; and it is embellished with miniature paintings made by Arthur Szyk for the Heritage Press, New York.

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