the book of the thousand nights and one

...Rendered from the literal and complete version of Dr. J. C. Mardrus; and collated with other sources; by E. Powys Mathers. 16 Volumes Bound in 8.

Mardrus, J. C. & E. Powys Mathers, with Illustrations by Roderick McRae. [New York], London: As Privately Printed for Subscribers of the Casanova Society, No date [1923].

Limited "Sultana Edition, Unexpurgated & Unabridged, from the first American printing", # 64 of 100 sets, SIGNED by Whitman Bennett. Fine. 8vos, variously paginated, 24 exquisite hand-colored plates by Roderick McRae. Publisher's three-quarter crushed blue morocco & marbled paper over boards, the spines in five compartments separated by raised bands, elaborately lettered or decorated in gilt in all compartments. Top edges gilt, the others uncut. Spines very slightly & uniformly mellowed, occasional trace of foxing,

A lovely set in a very limited edition, SIGNED by author, bookseller, publisher & film producer, Whitman Bennett. Includes historical tales, love stories, tragedies, comedies, poems, burlesques and various forms of erotica, all enhanced by the provocative, occasionally naughty illustrations of Roderick McRae.