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The Arabian Nights' Entertainments. New Edition.

Illustrated by William Harvey (English, 1796–1866), Engraved by Thomas Armstrong (English, 19th century), Engraved by John Bastin (English, 19th century), Engraved by Beneworth (English, 19th century), Engraved by Frederick W. Branston (English, active 1830–1849), Engraved by Harriet Ludlow Clarke (English, died in 1866), Engraved by Mary Ann Cook (English, 19th century), Engraved by Juliet E. Dudley (English, 19th century), Engraved by Edmund Evans (English, 1826–1905), Engraved by Feldwick (English, 19th century), Engraved by William A. Folkard (English, active 1830–1850), Engraved by Thomas Gilks (English, active 1840–1880), Engraved by Charles Gray (English, died in 1845), Engraved by W. T. Green (English, active 1837–1872), Engraved by John Jackson (died in 1772), Engraved by Mason Jackson (English, 1819–1903), Engraved by Ebenezer Landells (English, 1808–1860), Engraved by William James Linton (American (born in England), 1812–1898), Engraved by Alexander John Mason (English, 1794–1858), Engraved by G. P. Nicholls (English, 19th century), Engraved by Frederick William Quartley (American (England), 1808–1874), Engraved by Samuel Slader (American, born in England, active 1870s), Engraved by John Orrin Smith (English, 1799–1843), Engraved by John Thomson (Scottish, 1837–1921), Engraved by Charles Thurston Thompson (English, 1816–1868), Engraved by Josiah Wood Whimper (English, 1813–1903), Engraved by Samuel Williams (English, 1788–1853), Engraved by Thomas Williams (English, about 1800–about 1850), Engraved by Elizabeth Clint (English, born about 1815?), Engraved by Charles Jennings (English, active 1830–1850), Engraved by John Kirchner (English, active 1840–1850), Engraved by Vasey (English, 19th century), Engraved by John Walmsley (English, active 1839–1878), Engraved by John Williamson (American (born in Scotland), 1826–1885), Translator Edward William Lane (American, 1801–1876), Publisher Little, Brown, and Company (American, founded in 1837)

Place of Publication: Boston, Massachusetts, USA


Overall: 23.8 x 16.6 x 6.5 cm (9 3/8 x 6 9/16 x 2 9/16 in.)

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Illustrated book with 600 wood engravings

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(Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1853) 23.8 cm; xx, 864 pp.; original gilt-stamped black morocco (cream-colored phase box).

Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1853


Inscribed in pen and brown ink on preliminary leaf: "William Sturgis Bigelow / from his affectionate / Grandmother / MSB / Xmas. / 59"; William Sturgis Bigelow (1850-1926), by whom bequeathed to the MFA (accessioned November 9, 1983).

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection