London: James Wallis, 1805.
2 volumes. Extra illustrated title pages and 6 fine engravings in each volume. 8vo, handsomely bound by Root & Son in full brown polished calf; ornate gilt-decorated spines; inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. London: Printed for James Wallis, 1805. A later printing, considered the "best" edition. A near fine copy in a lovely binding.
A 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.
Condition: Near Fine