[Alf layla wa-layla]. Alf Layla wa-layla. Dat al-hawadit al-'aghiba wa al-qisas al-mutriba al-ghariba layaliha gharam fi gharam wa tafasil hubb wa 'ishq wa hayam wa hikayat wa nawadir fukahiyya wa lata'if wa tara'if adabiyya bi as-suwar al-mudhisha al-badi'a min abda' ma kana wa manazir u'guba min 'agha'ib az-zaman.

[Cairo], Maktabat wa-Matb'at Muhammad 'Ali Sabih wa-Awladihi, [ca. 1960].

8vo. 2 parts (instead of 4) in one volume. 320 pp.; 320 pp. Illustrated throughout. Early 20th century grey half calf with giltstamped spine.

 120.00

Mid-20th century Egyptian edition of the "Thousand and One Nights" ("with their strange incidents and singing stories, their nights and details of love, infatuation, tales, humorous and literary anecdotes, with amazing, wonderful pictures of the most creative and miraculous scenes of the wonders of time", as the subtitle claims), published by Muhammad Ali Sabih & Sons for Al-Azhar University. This edition follows that published in Bulaq in 1863 by the Sa'idiyya Press, down to the interestingly naive line-cut illustrations.

Only the first two jilds (parts) of four published. Binding a little rubbed, interior browned as common, but very well preserved.

Cf. Chauvin IV, p. 18, no. 20L.

Stock Code: BN#54633 Tags: , ,