Antique Book Arabian Nights: Bliss, Sands & Foster
Hard back copy - reprint of the first edition of Lane's translation from the Arabic. Commonly called in England 'The Arabian Nights' Entertainments'.
Hand cut pages - so varying sizes. Some foxing and sunlight exposure discolouration to the page edges. Annotated inside front page "Roland Coull/Caull (?) a souvenir of his Great Grandfather". Overall in very good condition.
From The Spectator archive of 1895 - www.archive.spectator.co.nz
Messrs. Bliss, Sands, and Foster have reprinted in one volume Edward William Lane's translation of The Arabian Nights' Entertainments. They have added from another source the stories of "Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp" and "All Baba and the Forty Robbers," which Mr. Lane, doubtless for sufficient reasons, did not include in his translation. Whatever their dates and origin, these two are far too popular to be excluded. On the other hand, some omissions have been made. Mr. Lane's notes have disappeared. This is of course a loss, but the readers for whom this volume is intended would not care for them. And some of the shorter stories are left out. However, we get about five hundred large, closely printed octavo pages............