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Episodes in the "Arabian nights". Colour heliogravures after oil paintings by A. Letchford, 1897.

  • Letchford, Albert, 1866-1905.
Date
[1897?]
Reference
35096i
  • Pictures

About this work

Publication/Creation

[London] : [H.S. Nichols], [1897?]

Physical description

71 leaves of plates : heliogravures, printed in blue ; sheets approximately 31 x 23 cm and 56 x 43 cm

Edition

Choice edition de luxe.

Contents

2. Story of King Shahryar and his brother [the Jinni sees the two kings]
3. Tale of the ensorcelled Prince [my fair cousin with hideous negro slave]
4. The porter and the three ladies of Baghdad
5. Tale of the portress [he bit me on the cheek]
6. Tale of Nur al-Din and his son [they displayed the bride the Gobbo sat alone)
7. Tale of the tailor [the barber laid down the astrolabe]
8. The barber's tale of his second brother [my brother scampering after her]
9. Nur al-Din Ali and the damsel Anis al-Jalis
10. Tale of Ghanim bin Ayyub [she was a concubine of the Caliph!]
11. Tale of King Omar bin al-Nu uman and his sons [she threw him to the ground]
12. Tale of King Omar bin al-Nu uman and his sons [vile slave killed her]
13. Tale of King Omar bin al-Nu uman and his sons [we found him dead]
14. Tale of Aziz and Azizah [she had tucked up her trousers]
15. Tale of Taj al-Muluk and the Princess Dunya [the king was enraged]
16. Tale of king Omar bin al-Nu uman and his sons [she threw herself on her sword]
17. Tale of Ali bin Bakkar and of Shams al-Nahar [the eunuchs are at the door]
18. Tale of Kamar al-Zaman
19. Tale of Kamar al-Zaman [sat about a lighted fire]
20. Ala al-Din Abu al-Shamat [behold he saw a hand]
21. Ala al-Din Abu al-Shamat [he found the eunuchs asleep]
22. Ala al-Din Abu al-Shamat [she drugged a cup with bhang]
23. Abu Mohammed hight Lazybones
24. Abu Mohammed hight Lazybones [I fumigated the vulture with musk]
25. Ali Shar and Zumurrud [then they fell to eating]
26. The ebony horse [the king was enraged]
27. The Queen of the serpents
28. The adventures of Bulukiya
29. The story of Janshah
30. The story of Janshah
31. The 5th voyage of Sindbad the sailor [I took up a great rock]
32. The 7th voyage of Sindbad the sailor
33. The city of brass [they found the merchants sitting dead]
34. Judar and his brethren [there came forth two men]
35. Judar and his brethren ["stretch forth thy neck"]
36. The history of Gharib and his brother Ajib [they roasted the infidel]
37. The history of Gharib and his brother Ajib [Mura ash King of the Jann]
38. The history of Gharib and his brother Ajib [they flew back to Gharib]
39. The history of Gharib and his brother Ajib [there descended the thousand Marids]
40. The adventures of Mercury Ali of Cairo [Ali became a bear]
41. Sayf al-Muluk and Badi a al-Jamal [the coffer of alabaster rose to the surface]
42. Hasan of Bassorah
43. Hasan of Bassorah
44. Hasan of Bassorah
45. -
46. Khalifah the fisherman of Baghdad [he carried the fish to the ape]
47. Abu Kir the dyer and Abu Sir the barber [he saw the king seated at the lattice]
48. Abdullah the fisherman and Abdullah the merman
49. Abdullah the fisherman and Abdullah the merman
50. Kamar al-Zaman and the jeweller s wife [she took up a sharp knife]
51. Abdullah bin Fazil and his brothers [the white snake became a young girl]
52. Abdullah bin Fazil and his brothers [he dealt the idol a cuff on the neck]
53. Abdullah bin Fazil and his brothers [she flogged me till I fainted]
54. Ma aruf the cobbler and his wife Fatimah
55. Ma'aruf the cobbler and his wife Fatimah [he scattered the thousand gold pieces]
56. Ma'aruf the cobbler and his wife Fatimah [there came forth young boys full of grace]
57. Ma'aruf the cobbler and his wife Fatimah [she kicked him in the stomach]
58. The story of the Larrikin and the cook [I found a horse's tail: the cook adulterated the food with horsemeat]
59. The tale of the two sharpers who each cozened his compeer
60. The tale of the damsel Tohfat al-Kulub
61. The concubine of al-Maamun [up came the guards and eunuchs]
62. Alaeddin or the wonderful lamp
63. Alaeddin or the wonderful lamp [exchange old lamps for new!]
64. History of Sidi Nu'uman [dug up and ate the corpse]
65. Ali Baba and the forty thieves [clave Kasim in twain]
66. The story of Kazi and his slipper [ he handed me the slipper]
67. History of the first larrikin [I beat him senseless]
68. The merchant s daughter and the prince of al-Irak
69. The tale of the warlock and the young cook of Baghdad
70. History of Prince Habib [two score of snow-white birds]
71. History of Prince Habib [he was confronted by the Ifrit]

References note

N. M. Penzer, An annotated bibliography of Sir Richard Francis Burton, K. C. M. G, London 1923, pp. 117-134, 325-328

Lettering note

Each print is signed in the painting: Letchford

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 35096i

Holdings

  • 70 plates of the Arabian Nights (not the portrait of Burton)

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  • no. 2 Story of King Shahryar and his brother [the Jinni sees the two kings]

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  • no. 3 Tale of the ensorcelled Prince [my fair cousin with hideous negro slave]

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  • no. 4 The porter and the three ladies of Baghdad

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  • no. 5 Tale of the portress [he bit me on the cheek]

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  • no. 6 Tale of Nur al-Din and his son [they displayed the bride…the Gobbo sat alone]

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