The Thousand Nights and One Night (First Edition)

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Price: $25.00
Item Number: ORPB01
Author: David Walser
Illustrator: Jan Pienkowski
Format: Hardcover
Edition: First Edition
Year: 2007

[ARABIAN NIGHTS]. The Thousand Nights and One Night. Retold by David Walser. [London: Puffin Books, 2007]. 8vo, 160pp. Maroon boards with spine stamped in gilt; a.e.g. Pinkish-red endpapers; silhouette illustrations throughout, many highlighted against stunning color backgrounds. A fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket.

First edition, issued 4 years before the US edition. This stunningly illustrated selection of tales from the Arabian Nights is highlighted by award-winning illustrator, Jan Pienkowski’s signature silhouettes laced with brilliant color and metallic silver ornamentation. Retold by David Walser, these interpretations charm the contemporary reader with flourishes of whimsy and insouciance that complement Pienkowski's exquisite compositions. The tales include "Shahrazade: The First Night," "The Tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves," "The Tale of Aladdin's Lamp," "The Tale of the Birds, the Beasts and the Carpenter," "The Tale of Sinbad the Sailor," "The Tale of the Fox and the Cock," "The Tale of the Fisherman and the Genie," and "Shahrazade: The Last Night."                                                                                              

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