Lot 789Arabia – 1903 ‘The Book of the Thousand...

Auction Date: 5/03/2020 at 10:30 am

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Arabia – 1903 ‘The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night’ by Richard F. Burton in ten volumes, printed by the Burton Club, Illustrated Benares edition for private circulation among its members, strictly limited to one thousand sets, circa 1903. Illustrated throughout with lithographic plates (unlisted). This unexpurgated edition is stated to be the first of the Burton Club editions that were printed surreptitiously up to the 1920s to avoid the obscenity laws. Covers worn and scuffed, lacking part spine to Vol I and spine to Vol II, end papers foxed, contents clean, decoratively bound in golf gilt covers (10) Small Box

Guide Price: £60.00 - £80.00

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