THE ARABIAN NIGHTS ENTERTAINMENTS

THE ARABIAN NIGHTS ENTERTAINMENTS

Jonathan Scott.

Pub London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown 1811

Six volumes complete.Contemporary vertical grained dark red morocco. Banded gilt decorated spines in panels. Boards blind stamped and gilt lined with gilt stamp of ruined church to both bords. All edges gilt. Light brown end papers. Copper engraved frontis pieces to each volume frompaintings by Smirke. The prelim frontis and title pages exhibit somev foxing. Text generally very clean. Bar a little rubbing to bindings in exceptionally good condition. Hinges tight. Very good example of a Regency binding. . Jonathan Scott (1754–1829) was an English orientalist.The work was the earliest effort to render the Arabian Nights into literary English. It was popular, and was republished in London in 1882, 4 vols., and again in 1890, 4 vols.

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