Lot 44 of 350:
The Arabian Nights Detmold Illustrations   

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Lot closed - unsold
Estimate:
$1,000 - $1,500

Title:
The Arabian Nights. Tales from the Thousand and One Nights
Author:
Place:
London
Publisher:
Hodder and Stoughton
Date:
[1924]
Description:

Illustrated by E.J. Detmold with 12 tipped-in color plates, captioned tissue guards. (4to) 11x8¼, original vellum pictorially gilt, Aladdin's lamp stamped in blind on lower cover. This copy unnumbered, matching the issue of 100 Deluxe copies.

Unnumbered copy matching the Deluxe issue of only 100 copies, beautifully bound and with 12 plates in saturated colors. Detmold's rarest book. Some deluxe copies were bound, as here, without the signed limitation leaf, the result, apparently, of the publisher printing more than 100 copies and deluxe binding the extra sheets. 

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Light soiling to vellum with a few small areas of faint staining; foxing to endpapers, front hinge starting to crack, 2" closed tear to bottom edge of front tissue guard, light scattered foxing, spotting to page block edges, interior solid with bright plates; very good.
 
Item number:
287285a
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