Books for Sale

The entire Richard Burton "Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night" can now be had on a single CD. The CD includes the complete text of Nights, available in PDF formats. Additionally, scans of the books used to make this text (image files in TIFF format) are also available on the CD. Other formats are available on request. The edition used to produce this CD is from a later 16 volume Burton club edition, printed circa 1975. The CD can be had for $15.00 plus $3.00 postage to anywhere in the world. Funds raised through the sale of this CD will go towards keeping this site up and running and towards the accquisition of additional Arabian Nights and Richard Burton materials.

A sample page image is here. A sample story, in pdf format, is here.

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In the process of adding to and upgrading my collection of Burton editions, I have ended up with some extra/duplicate sets. To make room for new editions the following sets are offered for sale:

Tales from the Arabian Nights Selected from The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night. Translated and annotated by Richard F. Burton. Selected by Anthony Atha from the Illustrated Benares Edition issued by The Burton Club. London: Bracken Books. 1985, Pp. 600.
Description: Illustrated with 14 of the Letchford paintings.
Book Condition: Hardcover, Good dust jacket, book very good. Dust jacket is price clipped and has a 2" scratch on the back. Small (1/4", 5mm) tear on front of jacket. Book corners are slightly bumped. No marks or tears to pages.

Cost: $25.00 plus actual shipping cost.

Selections from The Arabian Nights Selected from The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night. Translated Sir Richard Burton with illustrations by Steele Savage. Garden City: International Collectors Library. nd. Pp. 472.
Description: In very good condition, no marks or tears to pages. Small stain on bottom of text block does not show on pages.

Cost: $5.00 plus actual shipping cost.

The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton The Story of Her Life. 2 vols. New York: Dodd Mead & Company, 1897.
Description: Reading copy only. All pages and boards present. Vol. 1 front cover is split and poorly repaired. Back cover has seperated from text block. Corners bumped and cover shows some shelf wear. All pages present, unmarked and clean. In Vol. 2 the front board has cracked but is still attached to the text block. Back board likewise cracked. Board bumped. All pages present, clean and unmarked.

Cost: $20.00 plus actual shipping cost.


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