The Tales of the Genii: or, the Delightful Lessons of Horam, the Son of Asmar.

hardcover. Faithfully translated from the Persian Manuscript; And compared with the French and Spanish Editions... by Sir Charles Morell. 2 volumes. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 5 engravings in each volume. 12mo., contemporary speckled calf with gilt-decorated spines; hinges repaired. London: Printed for J. Wilkie, 1766. Very good.

Third edition of the very popular pseudonymous work, first published in 1764, which purported to be a translation from the Persian. "The Tales, however, are entirely Ridley's own; the stories are good in themselves; they are interspersed with some satire upon the professions of so-called Christians; and, for the rest, are skilfully modelled upon the `Arabian Nights'." - DNB; Halkett & Laing 6, p.8.

Price: $400.00

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