1959 THE ARABIAN NIGHTS PICTURE BOOK First Edition Hardcover Dust Jacket

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1959 THE ARABIAN NIGHTS PICTURE BOOK First Edition adapted by Nancy Dingman Watson and published by Garden City Books. This book contains Alladin and his magical lamp, Sinbad the Sailor, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, the Genie and the rest of the Arabians Nights characters with full-page, illustrations by Aldren A. Watson. Dust jacket has multiple tears, some have been taped. Gray cloth binding with green and black illustration on front, black titles on spine. Binding is sound. There aren't any obvious signs of inscriptions, marginalization, or dog-eared pages.

While this book was rated for age 6+, in 1985, an Egyptian judge approved the confiscation of 3,000 copies of an unexpurgated edition of ''A Thousand and One Nights,'' on the grounds that the centuries-old Arabic classic contained obscene passages that posed a threat to the country's moral fabric. If you are a collector of banned books, this edition of Arabian Nights will be a good addition to your library.

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