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1 Basile, Giovanni Batiste (Translation By Sir Richard Burton) Il Pentamerone: Or the Tale of Tales
New York Liveright Publishing Corporation 1943 First Thus. Hardcover Fine Very Good Plus 
New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation, 1943. Originally written in 1634, this is the progenitor of many fairy tales later related by the Brothers Grimm; in the Neopolitan dialect, Sir Richard Burton's translation dates to 1893. This is a Fine copy of a reissue by Liveright in a "Black & Gold Edition." The binding is exactly that: black cloth with fancy gold filligree design on the spine; with blue labels and the lettering in gilt. Clean text; xxiii, 455 pages. The dustjacket is Very Good (Plus); unclipped, and with a very bright front cover; some edgewear, and with one closed tear; the spine has faded. Nonetheless, it presents very well. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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2 Burton, Sir Richard The Book of The Thousand Nights and a Night. A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights Entertainments Made and Annotated By Richard F. Burton
New York The Heritage Press 1962 Reprint. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Valenti Angelo 
New York: The Heritage Press, 1962. Burton's famous translation of the Tales of the Arabian Nights, here in a very high-quality reprint of the 1934 edition issued by the Limited Editions Club. Reduced from six volumes to three; close to 4000 pages. This is a Near Fine set; highly decorative paper-covered boards in orange and black with a cloth spine. No dustjackets; the three volumes are housed in black slipcases. Slight darkening on the spines; the orange color of the first volume (I & II) is very lightly sunned. Take these with you when marooned on a desert isle! Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Reprint.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Valenti Angelo. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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3 Burton, Sir Richard The Kasidah of Haji Abdu El-Yezdi
New York Knopf 1924 Limited. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Willfred Jones 
New York: Knopf, 1924. Sir Richard Burton (1821-1890), an explorer, linguist, Orientalist, and certainly a master of disguise when he became the first European to visit the Holy City of Mecca. Burton claimed to be only the translator of this long poem, the "Lay of the Higher Law," but modern scholarship regards him as the author. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition Thus, limited to 2040 copies (2000 for sale). 12 stunning wood engravings and other decorations by Willfred Jones. 135 pages, including Burton"s Notes. The binding resembles a batik cloth, with a blue cloth spine and gilt title. The text is clean and fresh. The corners are bumped, with the tips worn-through, and the head and foot of the spine are a bit frayed. No dustjacket. All in all, a decent copy of an attractively-produced and scarce title. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Limited.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Willfred Jones. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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4 Burton, Sir Richard The Kasidah of Haji Abdu El-Yezdi. Translated and Annotated By His Friend and Pupil Sir Richard Burton
Philadelphia David McKay Company 1931 First Thus. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Willy Pogany 
Philadelphia: David McKay Company, 1931. Most scholars agree that the "translator" of this book was most likely its actual author, famed explorer Sir Richard Burton (1821-1890). A long poem reflecting some of Burton's Sufi-influenced philosophy. 129 pages. Introduction by Dhan Gopal Mukerji. Beautifully illustrated by famed artist Willy Pogani (1886-1955). Originally published in 1880, this is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition Thus, a very nice production. Silver and black cloth binding with a Pogany illustration tipped-in to the front panel. Previous-owner gift inscription on FFEP; some cello tape residue on the endpapers, else Fine. No dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Willy Pogany. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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5 Burton, Sir Richard The Perfumed Garden of the Shaykh Nefzawi
London Neville Spearman 1963 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good Plus Very Good 
London: Neville Spearman, 1963. Burton's classic translation of the Arabian erotic masterpiece was originally published in 1886 for subscribers only. This is a Very Good Plus copy of the First Edition Thus, edited and with a new introduction by Alan Hull Walton. Red cloth binding with gilt lettering an the spine. Clean and fresh text; 271 pages. This is a very attractive production, rather uncommon; very bright and clean but bumped at the corners and at the top of the rear panel. The dustwrapper is complete and unclipped, showing wear and wrinkling, mainly at the edges. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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