Saturday, August 4, 2012

Books to feed your mind and decorate your home

Photo: A classic and unrivaled work by America's preeminent historian Francis Parkman. Fine leather bindings for the distinguished private library. 
The Book of One Thousand and One Nights. Stories by various authors. Translated from the original Arabic by John Payne. Khorassan Edition (Limited to 500 copies. Number 260 out of 500). London. 1901. 15 volume set complete. Illustrated with gravure plates throughout. The Book of One Thousand and One Nights is a collection of Middle Eastern and South Asian stories and folk tales compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age. It is often known in English as the Arabian Nights. Stories were collected over many centuries by various authors, translators and scholars across the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa. The tales themselves trace their roots back to ancient and medieval Arabic, Persian, Indian, Turkish, Egyptian and Mesopotamian folklore and literature. Many tales were originally folk stories from the Caliphate era. 

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