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The Arabian Nights' Entertainment

The Arabian Nights' Entertainment

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Step into the mesmerizing world of The Arabian Nights Entertainments and The Notes Upon Them, a cherished classic that has enchanted readers for centuries. Kadri Books proudly presents this leatherbound edition, showcasing the captivating tales of the Arabian Nights. Translated by Sir Richard Burton and brought to life with the vibrant illustrations of Arthur Szyk, this edition promises an immersive reading experience.

Delve into the tales of Aladdin, Sinbad, and Ali Baba, stories that have been denied to the general public for over a hundred years, now available in Burton's early translations. The 1001 Arabian Nights, or as some might refer to it, A Thousand and One Nights, is more than just a collection of tales; it's an exotic fantasy classic that continues to enthrall readers around the world. With every page turned, readers find themselves transported to the magical world of knights of Arabia, where every story is a journey of its own.

Condemned to death, the brave Princess Scheherezade narrates these tales not just as bedtime stories, but as a beacon of hope, a lifeline, to save herself and countless other young girls from the wrath of the Sultan. Comprising 65 tales, this edition is a treasure trove of adventure, romance, and mystery. From the streets of Agrabah to the vast deserts of Arabia, each story is a testament to Scheherezade's storytelling prowess, making one thousand and one nights a literary masterpiece.

Published in 1981 by The Easton Press in Norwalk, CT, this edition spans 674 pages, not including the insightful notes. Measuring 11 x 7 inches, the book's navy leather cover is a sight to behold. With intricate gilt decorations on the front and spine, raised bands, and all edges gilded, it exudes an aura of luxury and elegance. The silk moire endpapers and the bound-in satin ribbon marker enhance its aesthetic appeal, making it a must-have for any book collector or enthusiast.

Whether you're revisiting the tales of the Arabian Nights or experiencing them for the first time, this edition promises a journey that you'll cherish. The Arabian Nights theme, rich in history and culture, is an epitome of storytelling at its finest. Secure your copy from Kadri Books and embark on an unforgettable journey through the Arabian Nights.

Materials

Our leatherbound and vintage books are not only captivating reads but also crafted treasures that are a testament to superior craftsmanship and commitment to quality. Each book you receive has been through a rigorous inspection process at every stage to meet our exacting standards. Here are some features that set our books apart:

  • Genuine Leather Binding: Each book is fully bound in genuine leather, providing a rich, luxurious feel and durability.
  • 22kt Gold Inlay: A deep inlay of 22kt gold adorns the hubbed spine of each book, adding to its elegance and charm.
  • Acid-Neutral Paper: We print our books on acid-neutral paper that withstands the test of time, allowing them to be passed down for generations.
  • Sewn Pages: Unlike ordinary books which are merely glued, our pages are sewn for longevity and ease of reading.
  • Moiré Endpages and Satin-Ribbon Page Marker: Each book includes handsome moiré endpages and is fitted with a satin-ribbon page marker for easy reference.
  • Gilded Page Ends: To enhance the beauty and luxury of our books, the ends of the pages are gilded.
  • Printed and Bound in the USA: We take pride in the fact that our books are printed and bound in the USA, using imported materials of the highest quality.

Our passion for superb craftsmanship is apparent in every book we offer, ensuring a quality reading experience beyond compare.

Book Care

Taking proper care of your leatherbound and vintage books can significantly extend their lifespan and preserve the beauty of their binding. Here are some general guidelines to ensure your precious books last for generations:

  • Avoid Direct Sunlight: Over time, direct sunlight can cause the leather to fade and degrade. Always store your books away from direct sunlight.
  • Keep Books Dry: Leather and humidity don't mix well. Keep your books in a dry, well-ventilated environment to prevent mold growth.
  • Avoid High Temperatures: High heat can dry out the leather, leading to cracks. Room temperature is ideal for your books.
  • Clean Regularly: Dust your books with a soft cloth. For deeper cleaning, consider a gentle leather cleaner, but always spot-test first.
  • Handle with Clean Hands: Oils and dirt from your hands can damage the pages and leather over time. Ensure your hands are clean and dry before handling.

Remember, these are books to be loved, respected, and passed down - your care ensures their stories continue to be told.

Specifications

  • Title: The Arabian Nights Entertainments and The Notes Upon Them
  • Translator: Sir Richard Burton
  • Illustrator: Arthur Szyk
  • Publication Year: 1981
  • Publisher: The Easton Press
  • Location: Norwalk, CT
  • Page Count: 674 pages (excluding notes)
  • Dimensions: 11 x 7 inches
  • Cover: Navy leather with intricate gilt decorations on the front and spine, raised bands, and gilded edges
  • Endpapers: Silk moire endpapers
  • Bookmark: Bound-in satin ribbon marker
  • Special Features: Stories of Aladdin, Sinbad, and Ali Baba in early translations; Comprising 65 tales narrated by Princess Scheherezade

This edition of The Arabian Nights Entertainments and The Notes Upon Them offers readers a rich tapestry of tales and an exquisite physical presentation, making it a valuable addition to any collection.

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