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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)

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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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 600 wood engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(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