The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night
The legendary tale of the beautiful Shahrazad and her stories, known as The Thousand Nights and One Night. This beautiful compilation from Assouline is an abridged reproduction of a twelve-volume set published in the 1920s by H. Piazza. These twelve volumes are considered amongst the most beautiful iterations of this story ever made, and include splendid illustrations, illuminations, and painted miniatures. Assouline's reimagining includes the most famous and enchanting of Shahrazad's tales, including the story of King Shahryar, the story of Sinbad the sailor, Ali Baba and the forty thieves, and Aladdin and the magic lamp.
The Thousand Nights and One Night is a cultural testimony of the past, the source of myths, tradition, and beliefs of the East. A collection of extraordinary stories from India and Persia passed down orally and told at night in public squares, this unique work is on a par with Homer's Odyssey.
423 pages with beautiful color illustrations and slipcase. Measures 12.5" x 9.5" x 2"
Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night$56