Tales Of The Genii translated from the Persian. Sir Charles Morell, pseud. of Rev. James Ridley.

Tales Of The Genii translated from the Persian

London: Brettell and Co., 1808. First edition thus. Leather_bound. First one-volume edition after the two-volume edition of 1764. 32 mo. (3"x 5" in original speckled calf, spine lined and decorated in gilt, black spine label lettered in gilt. Engraved frontis and first title page. ix (dedication to the Prince of Wales and memoirs of Rev. James Ridley)+ 479 pp. Binding firm and intact, some rounding to the extremities. Foxing and modest tidemarking to the engravings, scatter, mostly light, foxing throught the text. On the top of the dedication page is an 1840-dated blue ink ownership signature and notation that the book was bought in Baltimore for .50 cents, and a similar signature top edge of the first page of the Memoir. Bsed on "The Arabian Nights", "Tales of the Genii" were allegedly composed in Persian by an imam named Horan but in actuality were a product of Ridley's imagination. Very Good. Item #E24610

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