The 11 Days

[Alf layla wa-layla]. Galland, Antoine. Les onze journées. Contes arabes. Traduction posthume de Galand, revue et corrigée par C***.

Paris, Carteret et Brosson, an VI de la Républicque francaise [1797].

8vo. (4), XII, 265 (but: 255), (1) pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary half calf with gilt-stamped label to florally gilt spine.

 1,500.00

Only edition thus of this collection of Arabic tales in the manner of the 1001 Nights. Anonymously edited by Jean-Baptiste Decourdemanche; attributed by Chauvin to the abbé Marie Nicholas Silvestre Guillon.

Slight traces of worming to upper cover; a very light waterstain near the end, otherwise fine. From the collection of the Swedish goldsmith Christian Hammer (1818-1905) with his wood-engraved bookplate on the front pastedown over an earlier engraved armorial bookplate, monogrammed "H.U.D.G." in ink.

Chauvin IV, 96. OCLC 47704430.

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