London: Printed for Subscribers Only, 1901. Hardcover. Complete 15-volume set. Small 4to. Brown cloth with paper spine labels. xii, 395pp; 372pp; viii, 371pp; viii, 378pp; vii, 346pp; viii, 364pp; 335pp; viii, 355pp; 392pp; viii, 303pp; vii, 301pp; viii, 301pp; xxxi, 250pp; xxi, 297pp; vii, 297pp. Top edges gilt. Frontispieces, numerous illustrations. Very good. Bit of wear to spine labels; ex-private club, the ONLY marking being the Union League Club of Chicago bookplate (each bearing a small inkstamped deaccession) on each front pastedown. Item #27143
The "Luristan Edition," limited to 500 numbered sets (this #273). A tight, handsome set. The first 9 volumes are devoted to "The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night" (edited by John Payne), volumes 10-12 to "Tales from the Arabic" (likewise edited by Payne), volume 13 to "Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp and Other Stories" (also Payne), volume 14 to "Persian Letters" (edited by Montesquieu) and volume 15 to "A Thousand and One Quarters of an Hour" and "Tartarian Tales" (edited by Leonard C. Smithers). A superb set of this significant edition, tight and quite handsome.