Dalziel's Illustrated Arabian Nights' Entertainments
Henry William Dulcken (British, 1832–1894)
Sir John Everett Millais (British, Southampton 1829–1896 London)
John Dawson Watson (British, Sedbergh, Yorkshire 1832–1892 Conwy, Wales)
Arthur Boyd Houghton (British, Madras, India 1836–1875 London)
Sir John Tenniel (British, London 1820–1914 London)
Thomas Dalziel (British, Wooler, Northumberland 1823–1906 Herne Bay, Kent)
George John Pinwell (British, London 1842–1875 London)
Thomas Morten (British, Uxbridge 1836–1866 London)
Edward Dalziel (British, Wooler, Northumberland 1817–1905 London)
Dalziel Brothers (British, active 1839–1893)
Ward, Lock and Co. (London)
Camden Press (British, London)
Illustrations: wood engraving
11 1/16 x 8 1/8 x 1 1/4 in. (28.1 x 20.6 x 3.2 cm)
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1932
Not on view
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.
Inscription: In black ink on front flyleaf recto: G. Herbert. Strutt / 1865
Vendor: James Rimell & Son
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," March 26, 2007–June 24, 2007.
William James Linton The History of Wood Engraving in America. London, 1882, pp. 8, 28, 76, 161, 170, 195, 215, 251, 253.
Laurence Housman Arthur Boyd Houghton: A Selection from His Work in Black and White, Printed for the Most Part from the Original Woodblocks. London, 1896, cat. no. 1, p. 30.
Gleeson White English illustration: "the sixties": 1855-70. Archibald Constable & Co., London, 1903, p. 122.
Martin Hardie, Victoria and Albert Museum , Dept. of Engraving, Illustration and Design Catalogue of Modern Wood Engravings. London, 1919, pp. 197-8 (Houghton), 359 (Tenniel).
Paul Goldman Beyond Decoration: The Illustrations of John Everett Millais. London, 2005, Book Illustrations, 29 (i-ii): Zobeidè discovers the young man reading from the Koran" and "Aminè and the Lady", pp. 14, 23, 45, 164-5, ill.