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The Arabian Nights Grosset & Dunlap Illustrated Junior Library, 1946 1st Ed.

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Beautifully rare illustrated edition of the Arabian Nights: Grosset & Dunlap Illustrated Junior Library. 1946 Illustrated Junior Library Edition. first edition, first printing A selection of thirteen tales told by Scheherazade in the Arabian Nights which enchanted the cruel sultan so much that he gave up executing his daily wives. The Arabian Nights illustrated by Earle Goodenow with many wonderful full page color and smaller black & white line drawings. Rare, first edition, first printing, 1946 THE ARABIAN NIGHTS: " THE THOUSAND NIGHTS AND A NIGHT" with modernized spelling and punctuation, with new illustration and decorations by Earle Goodenow, extremely scarce and rare, first edition, first printing, collectible, Circa 1946. "The Arabian Nights" The story is of a woman, Scheherazade, who marries a king. The king's custom is to spend one night with a woman and execute her in the morning. To avoid this, Scheherazade tells him a tale, but leaves part of it unfinished, thus gaining the king's interest and insuring her survival for another day so she can finish the tale. Being clever, she never finishes it, but keeps it continuously going, until the king finally spares her life. The stories presented here, though often somewhat crude, have great moral lessons to be learned. The serve as a sort of moral reminder as to how a good person should act. Many had been created centuries earlier, and were often told during gatherings among friends. managed to capture all the magic and mystery that are the Arabian Nights. Besides the delightful stories and good lessons to be learned, the Nights serve another purpose--they provide an intimate look at the culture of the time. By examining their legends, one can gain a basic understanding of how Arabic culture functions. There is as much to be learned about the people who tell these stories as there is from the stories themselves. Condition: Hardcover, very good, pictorial color cloth board, slightly shelf worn, slightly foxing to the pages, more than 100 B/W and full pages color illustrations, full color illustrations front and rear free end papers, name lable on front free end paper. Published by Grosset & Dunlap, New York, 1946 Illustrated Junior Library edition. Hardcover, 337 pages + 8 pages of front matter. 8-1/4" x 5-1/2".

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  • Dimensions
    Height: 8.15 in. (20.71 cm)Width: 5.25 in. (13.34 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
  • Style
    Moorish (In the Style Of)
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  • Place of Origin
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  • Date of Manufacture
    1946
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading.
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    North Hollywood, CA
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    Seller: AN211stDibs: LU906823772932

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