Item #2746 [Arabian Nights] Alf Layla wa-laylaqad haddaba-hu wa-sahhaha-hu ahad al-aba' al-yasu`iyyin. Antun Salihani, Anṭūn Ṣāliḥānī.
[Arabian Nights] Alf Layla wa-laylaqad haddaba-hu wa-sahhaha-hu ahad al-aba' al-yasu`iyyin.
The Arabian Nights by the Jesuit Press in Beirut

[Arabian Nights] Alf Layla wa-laylaqad haddaba-hu wa-sahhaha-hu ahad al-aba' al-yasu`iyyin.

Beirut: al-Maṭbaʻah al-Kāthūlīkīyah lil-Ābāʼ al-Yasūʻīyīn [Catholic Press of the Jesuit Fathers], 1888–1890. First edition of this version of the text. In publisher’s wrappers (printed title on front and spine on vol. 3 and 5). Unopened. Wrappers slightly dusted, chipped, and creased, vol. 3 spine missing, front upper outer corner torn with loss. Inside clean and firm, in fine condition.

An early edition of the Arabian Nights by the Jesuit printing house in Beirut.

Edited by Antun Salihani, from a different MS version than the earlier — such as the Bulaq and Calcutta —editions. Salihani believed that he “purified and corrected” the text, in fact largely expurgated.

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