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Sale 2379 Lot 3
(ARABIAN NIGHTS.) Forster, Edward, translator. The Arabian Nights. 24 hand-colored engraved plates before letters after Robert Smirke, with captions printed on tissue guards. lxi, , 385, ; , 432; , 405, ; , 461, ; [vi], 474 pages, including half-titles. 5 volumes. 4to, 270x209 mm, contemporary navy straight-grain morocco attractively gilt with crest of the Duke of Marlborough in center of covers, joints and spine ends rubbed; plates and tissue guards heavily foxed offsetting onto adjacent leaves, text otherwise clean. London: W. Bulmer and Co. for William Miller, 1802
Estimate $1,000 - 2,000
first forster edition, translated from the French version by Antoine Galland. handsome large-paper set, from the collections of George Spencer-Churchill, fifth Duke of Marlborough (1766-1840), sold as lot 169 in the sale of his White Knights Library on 7 June 1819; and the classical scholar Henry Drury (1778-1841), with his signed collation note dated 1820.Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $1,500