Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night by Richard Burton
Decoratively bound hardcover edition, Volume 5 has previous owner's bookplate attached to inside cover
The most famous and representative stories from Sir Richard F. Burton's multi-volume translation. These are the tales that saved the life of Shahrazad, whose husband, the king, executed each of his wives after a single night of marriage. Beginning an enchanting story each evening, Shahrazad always withheld the ending: A thousand and one nights later, her life was spared forever.