Dalziel's Illustrated Arabian Nights' Entertainments

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The collection of ancient Persian, Arabic, and Indian folktales known as The Book of One Thousand and One Nights (or The Arabian Nights) gave European readers vivid glimpses into Islamic culture and introduced them to characters such as Aladdin and Ali Baba. The first European edition appeared in France in the eighteenth century. This popular British illustrated edition of 1865 was originally issued in weekly installments. The volume one of two includes a frontispiece, illustrated title page, preface, contents, illustrated 1/2 title, pp. (2)-400 including about 100 illustrations, and 1 leaf of advertisements. Bound in boards with grained red cloth, gold stamped image and title on the front cover, gold-stamped title on the spine.

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