SUPPLEMENTAL NIGHTS

To The Book Of The Thousand
And One Nights With Notes
Anthropological And
Explanatory

By
Richard F. Burton

VOLUME TWO


To Henry Irving, Esq.



My Dear Irving,

To a consummate artist like yourself I need hardly suggest that The Nights still offers many avirgin mine to the Playwright; and I inscribe this volume to you, not only in admiration of your genius but in the hope that you will find means of exploiting the hidden wealth which awaits only your "Open, Sesame!"

Ever yours sincerely

Richard F. Burton.



London, August 1, 1886.