The Arabian Nights

Tales from the Thousand and One Nights
Illustrated by Edward J. Detmold

The best-loved tales from The Arabian Nights are beautifully illustrated with Edward J. Detmold’s original watercolours in this stunning Folio edition.

In the tantalising, exuberant and endlessly inventive tales that make up The Arabian Nights, the magical art of storytelling has never been more powerfully demonstrated. Here we find some of fiction's most famous characters – Ala al-Din (Aladdin), Ali Baba and Sindbad – in a marvellous world of all-powerful sultans and seductive princesses, incredible jewels and fabulous beasts. Fairy tales, fables, erotica, riddles, bawdy comedy, mystical encounters; The Arabian Nights draws the reader into a labyrinth of stories which, like Russian dolls, contain ever more stories. This edition features beautifully reproduced watercolours by Edward J. Detmold which first appeared in the 1924 edition of the book.

Bound in blocked cloth
Set in Monotype Scotch Roman with Founders Caslon as display
248 pages
Frontispiece and 11 colour illustrations
Plain slipcase
10˝ x 7½˝

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