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The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, in Twelve Volumes (Library Edition) [A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights' Entertainments, Now Entituled The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, with Introduction, Explanatory Notes on the Manners and Customs of Moslem Men, and a Terminal Essay upon the History of the Nights]

By: Burton, R.F. [Richard Francis]; Smithers, Leonard C.

Price: $1,500.00

Publisher: H.S. Nichols & Co.: 1894

Seller ID: 2282238

Condition: Near Fine


First Smithers edition, also called the Library Edition (Penzer p. 117-123). Minor cosmetic wear, ink name on front endpaper of each volume, front hinge of first volume just beginning to weaken. 1894 Hard Cover. Complete in twelve volumes, a reissue of the 1885 Benares edition (which was printed by the Kamashastra Society for private subscribers only), edited by Leonard C. Smithers. 8vo. According to the preface, In Lady Burton's edition, which was a reprint of the first ten volumes only of the original issue, it was thought advisable to omit no fewer than 215 pages; in this edition, which com... View more info

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Arabian Nights, Volume 1 (Signet Classics)

By: Burton, Sir Richard F.; Zipes, Jack

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Signet Classic: 1991

Seller ID: 2296217

ISBN: 0451525426

Condition: Near Fine


Spine lightly creased. 1991 Mass Market Paperback. x, 595 pp. Adapted from Richard F. Burton's unexpurgated translation. Bawdy and exotic, Arabian Nights, features the wily, seductive Scheherazade, who saves her own life by telling tales of magical transformations, genies and wishes, flying carpets and fantastical journeys, terror and passion to entertain and appease the brutal King Shahryar. First introduced into the West in 1704, the stories of The Thousand and One Nights are most familiar to American readers in sanitized children's versions. This modern edition, based on Richard F. Burton's... View more info

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The Ancient Egyptians: A Sourcebook of Their Writings

By: Erman, Adolf; Simpson, William K.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harper Torchbooks: 1966

Seller ID: 2288071

Condition: Very Good


Spine lightly toned, two light red marks on page base. 1966 Trade Paperback. lxxii, 318, 10 pp. CONTENTS: Periodical Abbreviations; Introduction to the Torchbook Edition: The Study of Egyptian Literature, 1925-1965; Selective Bibliography, 1925-1965; Translator's Preface; Author's Preface; Outline of Egyptian History; By Way of Introduction: The Development of the Literature - The Learned Scribes - Singers and Story-Tellers - The Forms of the Poetry - Writing and Books - Our Understanding of Egyptian Texts; From the Oldest Poetry: From the Pyramid Texts - To the Crowns - Morning Hymns - Narrat... View more info

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The Prophet

By: Gibran, Kahlil

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1996

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2294627

Condition: Near Fine


1971 15th printing. Includes publisher's slipcase. Ink name on front endpaper. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 84 pp. Tall 8vo. White cloth spine, black cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, paper spine and panel labels on slipcase. Includes sepia-toned plates by author. Gibran's famous inspirational collection of verse, which gained acceptance in the counter-culture movement, and made Gibran one of the best-selling poets of all time. View more info

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Prose Poems

By: Gibran, Kahlil; Ghareeb, Andrew; Young, Barbara

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf: 1981

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2020924

Condition: Very Good


28th printing. Includes original jacket. Jacket price clipped.Very Good. 1981 Hard Cover. 77 pp. A collection of prose poems by the author of The Prophet. View more info

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Spirits Rebellious

By: Gibran, Kahlil; Nahmad, H.M.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf: 1980

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2020929

Condition: Very Good


20th printing. Includes original jacket. Jacket price clipped.Very Good. 1980 Hard Cover. 139 pp. Four fictional parables by the author of The Prophet. View more info

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A Thousand Splendid Suns

By: Hosseini, Khaled

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Riverhead Books: 2008

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2282512

ISBN: 159448385X

Condition: Good


Lightly rubbed, one page creased. 2008 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss and by fate. As they endure the ever escalating dangers around them-in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul-they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation. With heart-wrenching power and suspense, Ho... View more info

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A Thousand Splendid Suns

By: Hosseini, Khaled

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Riverhead Books: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2293130

ISBN: 1594489505

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Corners lightly pushed. 2007 Hard Cover. 372 pp. Propelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once an incredible chronicle of thirty years of Afghan history and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the salvation to be found in love. After 103 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and with four million copies of The Kite Runner shipped, Khaled Hosseini returns with a beautiful, riveting, and haunting novel that confirms his place as one of the most important literary wr... View more info

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A Thousand Splendid Suns

By: Hosseini, Khaled

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Riverhead Books: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294208

ISBN: 1594489505

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Faint sticker remnant to jacket. 2007 Hard Cover. 372 pp. Propelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once an incredible chronicle of thirty years of Afghan history and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the salvation to be found in love. After 103 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and with four million copies of The Kite Runner shipped, Khaled Hosseini returns with a beautiful, riveting, and haunting novel that confirms his place as one of the most important li... View more info

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A Thousand Splendid Suns

By: Hosseini, Khaled

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Riverhead Books: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294209

ISBN: 1594489505

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Faint edge wear to jacket. 2007 Hard Cover. 372 pp. Propelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once an incredible chronicle of thirty years of Afghan history and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the salvation to be found in love. After 103 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and with four million copies of The Kite Runner shipped, Khaled Hosseini returns with a beautiful, riveting, and haunting novel that confirms his place as one of the most important literary... View more info

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A History of Sanskrit Literature

By: Keith, A. Berriedale

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1961

Seller ID: 2200494

Condition: Good


Pages toned, ink stamp to title page.Large sections missing from top and bottom edges of jacket spine, ink notation to jacket front, jacket edges rubbed. 1961 Hard Cover. xxxvi, 575 pp. ...this work covers the field of Classical Sanskrit Literature, as opposed to the Vedic Literature, the epics and the Puranas. The book is divided into three parts: Part I is general, and covers the Language; Part II, Belles-Lettres and Poetics; and Part III, Scientific Literature.Keywords: HISTORY SANSKRIT LITERATURE LANGUAGE REFERENCE LITERARY CRITICISM View more info

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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

By: Khayyam, Omar; Fitzgerald, Edward

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co. / McLagan & Cumming, Edinburgh:

Seller ID: 2164485

Condition: Very Good


Ink mark on front board, minor loss from spine head, ink owner stamp on endpapers. Unpaginated. Limp suede, gilt titles & decorations. Color plates by Willy Pogany tipped in. An attractive edition of Khayyam's classic work, with decorative script and borders. View more info

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The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: The First and Fourth Renderings in English Verse

By: Khayyam, Omar; Fitzgerald, Edward

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell Company:

Seller ID: 2283729

Condition: Very Good


Spine and top edge faded, rear endpaper removed. We have more books available by this author!. 171, [5] pp. Rendered into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald, with 12 mounted color plates (some of which are rather risque), numerous smaller mounted half-tone illustrations, and decorations by Willy Pogany. Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam is the title that Edward Fitzgerald gave to his translation of a selection of poems, originally written in the Persian language and of which there are about a thousand, attributed to Omar Khayyám (1048–1123), a Persian poet, mathematician and astronomer. A Persian ru... View more info

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The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: The First and Fifth Editions of the Translation

By: Khayyam, Omar; Fitzgerald, Edward

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Garden City Publishing Co., Inc.: 1937

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2294308

Condition: Very Good


A bit musty, ink name on front flyleaf, blind stamp on front endpaper corner. 1937 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxxviii, [39]-197, [3] pp. 8vo. Rendered into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald, with color plates by Edmund Dulac. Includes the first and fifth editions of the translation, as well as biographical prefaces giving background on both Edward Fitzgerald and Omar Khayyam. Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam is the title that Edward Fitzgerald gave to his translation of a selection of poems, originally written in the Persian language and of which there are about a thous... View more info

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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam; Translated Into English Quatrains by Edward Fitzgerald -- A Complete Reprint of the First Edition and the Combined Third, Fourth and Fifth Editions, with an Appendix Containing Fitzgerald's Prefaces and Notes

By: Khayyam, Omar; Fitzgerald, Edward; Untermeyer, Louis

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Random House: 1947

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2294591

Condition: Very Good


Reissue. Lacks slipcase. 1947 Hard Cover. xxii, 149 pp. 8vo. Beautiful color illustrations by Mahmoud Sayah, decorative margins. Edited with an introduction by Louis Untermeyer. Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam is the title that Edward FitzGerald gave to his translation of a selection of poems, originally written in the Persian language and of which there are about a thousand, attributed to Omar Khayyám (1048–1123), a Persian poet, mathematician and astronomer. A Persian ruba'i is a two line stanza with two parts (or hemistechs) per line, hence the word Rubaiyat, (derived from the Arabic root word ... View more info

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The Thousand and One Nights, Commonly Called, in England, The Arabian Nights' Entertainments. A New Translation from the Arabic, with Copius Notes.

By: Lane, Edward William

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Charles Knight and Co.: 1839

Seller ID: 2281494

Condition: Good


Front board of first volume loose, splits beginning at spine heads along joints of other two volumes. An attractive set that could be beautiful with some minor restoration. 1839 Half-Leather. Complete in three volumes. xxxii, [2], 618, [4]; xii, 643, [3]; xii, 763, [3] pp. 4to. Original red morocco spine and corners, marbled boards and endpapers, red edges. Illustrations with wood engravings from original designs by William Harvey throughout. One Thousand and One Nights (Arabic: Kitab 'alf layla wa-layla; Persian: Hezar-o yek šab) is a collection of folk tales and other stories. It is often k... View more info

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The Seven Voyages of Sindbad the Sailor

By: Mathers, E. Powys

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Heritage Press: 1949

Seller ID: 2196705

Condition: Very Good


Includes slipcase. Sandglass number 11m laid in. Light edge wear to slipcase. 1949 Hard Cover. These tales of Sindbad of among the most beloved of all the Arabian Nights' stories. View more info

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Snow: A Novel

By: Pamuk, Orhan; Freely, Maureen (Translator)

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Vintage International / Random House, Inc.: 2005

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2286821

ISBN: 0375706860

Condition: Good


Reissue. Crease to spine. 2005 Trade Paperback. xii, 463 pp. Dread, yearning, identity, intrigue, the lethal chemistry between secular doubt and Islamic fanaticism – these are the elements that Orhan Pamuk anneals in this masterful, disquieting novel. An exiled poet named Ka returns to Turkey and travels to the forlorn city of Kars. His ostensible purpose is to report on a wave of suicides among religious girls forbidden to wear their head-scarves. But Ka is also drawn by his memories of the radiant Ipek, now recently divorced. Amid blanketing snowfall and universal suspicion, Ka finds himse... View more info

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The Satanic Verses

By: Rushdie, Salman

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Viking: 1989

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2206163

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Faintly rubbed. 1989 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. One of the most controversial and acclaimed novels ever written, The Satanic Verses is Salman Rushdie’s best-known and most galvanizing book. Set in a modern world filled with both mayhem and miracles, the story begins with a bang: the terrorist bombing of a London-bound jet in midflight. Two Indian actors of opposing sensibilities fall to earth, transformed into living symbols of what is angelic and evil. This is just the initial act in a magnificent odyssey that seamlessly merges the actual with the i... View more info

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The Rubaiyat of Mirza-Mem'n

By: [Khayyam, Omar]; Mirza-mem'n (Zimmerman, John Stevens)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Henry Olendorf Shepard, Chicago: 1901

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 1803576

Condition: Good


Second edition. No jacket. Front hinge loosening, ink name on front endpaper, spine faded. 1901 Hard Cover. 131 stanzas, unpaginated. A collection of verse, most of which has been paraphrased from McCarthy's prose translation of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Published pseudonymously under the name 'Mirza-Mem'n' - the author's real name was John Stevens Zimmerman. Engravings and decorative borders throughout. Purple cloth, gilt titles. Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam is the title that Edward FitzGerald gave to his translation of a selection of poems, originally written in the Persian language and of w... View more info