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Arabian Nights Entertainments

[A collection of popular tales assembled over many centuries and well known in Europe
since the 18thC. Contains : Aladdin, Ali Baba, Sinbad the Sailor
Earliest parts seem to date from 8thC.
The framing story in which the tales are set concerns Scheherazade]

Introduced by Antoine Galland in "Mille et une nuits"
(1704-17 France)
Galland's text remained standard until the mid-19thC but later versions owe more an
Egyptian translation published in Cairo in 1835.
Galland's version was translated into English by an unknown hack writer and the stories
were sold as Chapbooks from 1706 onwards. Sinbad appeared in 1712 and Aladdin
and Ali Baba from 1721-2.

The Thousand One Days : Persian Tales
(trans from the French) (1722-3 Tonson, London. 3rd Ed)
The Persian & Turkish Tales
(trans by M Petis de la Croix) (1767 5th Ed) - 2 vols
Persian Tales, or the Thousand and One Days
(1789 London for W Lane) - 3 parts in 2 vols

The Arabian Nights
(5 vols translated Rev Edward Foster)
(1802 William Miller, London) - 5 vols. Engravings by Robert Smirke
Arabian Nights Entertainments
(1811 Longman Hurst) - 6 vols. Robert Smirke
The Arabian Nights' Entertainments
(trans from French by G S Beaumont)
(1811 Mathews & Leigh) - 4 vols
The Adventure of Hunch-Back
(1814 Thomas Davison) - William Daniel from Robert Smirke
The Arabian Nights
(1819 J Booker) - Richard Westall 4 vols
Aladdin, or The Wonderful Lamp
(c1820 Dean & Munday)
The Forty Thieves being the History of Ali Baba and His Female Slave
(c1835 Pollard & Mudge, Devonport)
Arabian Nights' Entertainment
(1839 Simpkin Marshall) - Trans by Rev Edward Forster.
Robert Smirke
The Thousand and One Nights .. a New Translation by Edward William Lane
(1839-41 Charles Knight) - 3 vols. William Harvey
Ali Baba, or the Forty Thieves
(c1840 Ryle & Paul, London)

The Arabian Nights' Entertainments
(trans Edward William Lane)
(1853 Little Brown, London) - New Ed
The Thousand and One Nights
(trans by Edward Lane) (1859 Murray) - 3 vols
Dalziels' Illustrated Arabain Nights' Entertainments
(1864 & 1865 Ward, Lock & Tyler)
- Dalziel Brothers
(nd. c1882 Routledge) - Dalziel Brothers
Aladdin, or The Wonderful Lamp
(c1870 T H Keble) (1884 McCoughlin Bros, NY)
Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp
(c1871 Routledge) (c1880 McLoughlin)
Aladdin, or The Wonderful Lamp; Sinbad the Sailor, Ali Baba
(1880 Maxwell) - Gustave Dore
The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night
(by John Payne) (1882-4 Villon Society) - 9 vols
(1884 Worthington, NY) - 9 vols
Tales from the Thousand Nights & One Night not Occurring in the Other Printed Texts of the Work
(1884-9 Villon Society) - 4 vols
The Book of the Thousand Nights & A Night
(trans by Richard F Burton)
(1885 PP for Burton Society, London) - 17 vols
A Plain and Literal Interpretation of the Arabian Nights Entertainment
(trans by Richard F Burton) (1885-8 Kamashastra Society, Benares) - 16 vols

Lady Burton's edition of Her Husband's Arabian Nights
(1886 Waterlow) - 6 vols
The Arabian Nights' Entertainments
(1889 Newnes)
Fairy Tales from the Arabian Nights
(1893 Dent) - John D Batten
The Book of a Thousand Nights and a Night
(1894-7 H S Nichols)
- 12 vols. 1000 sets. Albert Letchford
The Arabian Nights' : Arranged by H M Burnside
(nd. c1898 Tuck)
The Arabian Nights' Entertainment
(1898 Longman Green)
- edited by Andrew Lang. H J Ford + 75 large paper
The Arabian Nights' Entertainments
(1899 Newnes/Constable)
- W H Robinson, Helen Stratton, et al

The Arabian Nights' Entertainments
(1901 Dent) - Stanley L Wood 6 vols
The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night
(by John Payne) (1901 London) - 15 vols
The Child's Arabian Nights
(1903 Grant Richards) - W Heath Robinson
The Arabian Nights' Entertainments
(1906 Blackie) - Helen Stratton
The Arabian Nights
(1907 Nister) - Walter Paget
Stories from the Arabian Nights : Retold by Laurence Housman
(1907 Hodder & Stoughton)
Arthur Rackham + Signed Ltd Ed 350
Unsigned Edition offered in 1995 for £250
The Arabian Nights
(1909 Werner Laurie) - Maxfield Parrish

The Arabian Nights
(1912 Constable) - Rene Bull
The Arabian Nights
(1913 A & C Black) - Charles Folkard
Sinbad the Sailor & Other Stories from the Arabian Nights
(1914 H & S) (c1920) - Edmund Dulac
+ 500 signed copies
More Tales from the Arabian Nights
(1915 Holt US) - Willy Pogany
Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp
(nd. 1919 Heinemann) - Arthur Rackham
Offered in 1996 for £275
Tales from the Arabian Nights
(1920 Ward Lock) - A E Jackson
The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night
(trans J C Mardus)
(1923 Casanova Society, London) - 16 vols
Offered in 1995 for £250
The Arabian Nights' Entertainments
(1923 Harper US) - Louis Rhead