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[PROSPECTUS] The Arabian Nights. Translated by Capt. Sir Richard F. Burton. The Kamashastra Version. Twelve Volumes, Royal Octavo. All the Letchford Illustrations. Edition Definitive of this rare work, issued by The Grolier Society, at a very low price.

$125.00 AUD

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London : The Grolier Society, [1897]. Folio bifolium, 370 x 250 mm, printed in red and black on three sides; fourth side with publisher’s vignette device only; original horizontal folds (a couple of short tears at ends), toned and foxed along edges; front with later cutting from a 1912 William Dymock Book Arcade (Sydney) catalogue pasted down in the upper margin.

The original prospectus for this famous publication, supplying fascinating details about the Edition De Grand Luxe (20 sets in white vellum by Zaehnsdorf, at 120 guineas each), the Edition De Luxe (fifty sets at 60 guineas each), and other styles of binding that included cloth (9 guineas), half Morocco (12 guineas), three-quarter levant (15 guineas), and full Morocco (20 guineas).