Wednesday, September 26, 2007

An Arabian Nights Bibliography


[Sleeping Woman]

Texts & Translations:



  • Arabic


    1. Alph Laylé Wa Laylé. 4 vols. Beirut: Al-Maktaba Al-Thakafiyat, A.H. 1401 [= 1981].

    2. Arabic Key Readers. A Thousand and One Nights: Graduated Readings for English Speaking Students – Book 1: Story of the Book, Nights 1 through 9. Retold by Michel Nicola. Troy, Michigan: International Book Centre, 1986.

    3. Macnaghten, W. H., ed. The Alif Laila, or Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Commonly Known as ‘The Arabian Nights’ Entertainments;’ Now, for the First Time, Published Complete in the Original Arabic, from an Egyptian Manuscript Brought to India by the Late Major Turner Macan, Editor of the Shah-Nameh. 4 vols. Calcutta: W. Thacker, 1839-42.

    4. Zotenberg, Hermann. Histoire d’Alâ al-Din ou La Lampe Merveilleuse: Texte Arabe publié avec une notice sur quelques manuscrits des Mille et une nuits. Paris; Imprimerie Nationale, 1888.

  • English



  • Galland's Translation (1704-17)



    1. Arabian Nights Entertainments: Consisting of One Thousand and One Stories, Told by the Sultaness of the Indies, to divert the Sultan from the Execution of a bloody Vow he had made to marry a Lady every day, and have her cut off next Morning, to avenge himself for the Disloyalty of his first Sultaness, &c. Containing a better Account of the Customs, Manners, and Religion of the Eastern Nations, viz. Tartars, Persians, and Indians, than is to be met with in any Author hitherto published. Translated into French from the Arabian Mss. by M. Galland of the Royal Academy, and now done into English from the last Paris Edition. London: Andrew Bell, 1706-17. 16th ed. 4 vols. London & Edinburgh: C. Elliot, 1781

    2. The Arabian Nights’ Entertainments. [Trans. Antoine Galland]. Sir John Lubbock’s Hundred Books 67. London: Routledge, 1893.

    3. Arberry, A. J., trans. Scheherazade: Tales from the Thousand and One Nights. London: Allen and Unwin, 1953.

    4. Blyton, Enid. Tales from the Arabian Nights. Illustrated by Anne & Janet Johnstone. 1951. London: Latimer House, 1956.



    5. Burton's Translation (1885-88)


    6. Burton, Richard F, trans. A Plain and Literal Translation of The Arabian Nights’ Entertainments, Now Entituled The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night: With Introduction, Explanatory Notes on the Manners and Customs of Moslem Men and a Terminal Essay upon the History of the Nights. 10 vols. Benares [= Stoke-Newington]: Kamashastra Society, 1885. N.p. [= Boston]: The Burton Club, n.d.

    7. Burton, Richard F., trans. Supplemental Nights to the Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night with Notes Anthropological and Explanatory. 6 vols. Benares [= Stoke-Newington]: Kamashastra Society, 1886-88. 7 vols.[1] N.p. [= Boston]: The Burton Club, n.d.

    8. Burton, Richard F., trans. The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night. Library Edition. Ed. Leonard C. Smithers. 12 vols. London: H. S. Nichols, 1897.

    9. Burton, Richard F., trans. The Arabian Nights’ Entertainments, or The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night: A Selection of the Most Famous and Representative of these Tales. Ed. Bennett A Cerf. 1932. Introductory Essay by Ben Ray Redman. New York: Modern Library, 1959.

    10. Burton, Richard F., trans. The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night: A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights Entertainments. 1885. 3 vols. New York: The Heritage Press, 1934.

    11. Burton, Richard F., trans. The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night: A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights Entertainments. 1885. 10 vols. U.S.A.: The Burton Club, n.d. [c.1940s].

    12. Burton, Richard F., trans. Supplemental Nights to the Book of the Thousand and One Nights with Notes Anthropological and Explanatory. 1886-88. 6 vols. U.S.A..: The Burton Club, n.d. [c. 1940s].

    13. Burton, Richard F., trans. A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights’ Entertainments, now entituled The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night: A Selection. Ed. P. H. Newby. 1950. London: Arthur Barker, 1953.

    14. Burton, Richard F., trans. More Stories from the Arabian Nights. Ed. Julian Franklyn. London: Arthur Barker, 1957.

    15. Burton, Richard F., trans. Tales from the Arabian Nights: Selected from the Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night. Ed. David Shumaker. New York: Avenel Books, 1978.



    16. Dawood, N. J., trans. The Thousand and One Nights: The Hunchback, Sindbad, and Other Tales. Penguin 1001. 1954. Penguin Classics L64. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1955.

    17. Dawood, N. J., trans. Aladdin and Other Tales from The Thousand and One Nights. Penguin Classics L71. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1957.

    18. Dawood, N. J., trans. Tales from the Thousand and One Nights. 1954-57. 2nd ed. 1973. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1982.

    19. Forster, Edward, trans. The Arabian Nights’ Entertainments. 1812. Rev. G. Moir Bussey. London: J. J. Chidley, 1846.



    20. Haddawy, Husain, trans. The Arabian Nights: Based on the Text of the Fourteenth-Century Syrian Manuscript edited by Muhsin Mahdi. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1990.



    21. Haddawy, Husain, trans. The Arabian Nights II: Sindbad and Other Popular Stories. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1995.

    22. Hanley, Sylvanus. Caliphs and Sultans, Being Tales Omitted in the Usual Editions of the Arabian Nights Entertainments; rewritten and rearranged. London: L. Reeve, 1868.

    23. Housman, Laurence. Stories from the Arabian Nights. Illus. Edmund Dulac. 1907. New York: Doran, n.d.

    24. Kirby, W. F. The New Arabian Nights. Select Tales, not included by Galland or Lane. London: W. Swan Sonnenschein, 1882.



    25. Lane's Translation (1839-41)


    26. Lane, Edward William, trans. The Thousand and One Nights, Commonly Called, in England, The Arabian Nights’ Entertainments. A New Translation from the Arabic, with Copious Notes. 3 vols. London: Charles Knight, 1839-41.



    27. Lane's Translation (1839-41)


    28. Lane, Edward William, trans. The Thousand and One Nights; Commonly Called The Arabian Nights’ Entertainments. Ed. Edward Stanley Poole. 3 vols. 1859. London: Chatto, 1912.

    29. Lane, Edward William, trans. The Arabian Nights’ Entertainments. Ed. Stanley Lane-Poole. 4 vols. 1906. Bohn’s Popular Library. London: G. Bell, 1925.

    30. Lane, Edward William, trans. Stories from the Thousand and One Nights (The Arabian Nights’ Entertainments). Ed. Stanley Lane-Poole. The Harvard Classics 16. New York: P. F. Collier, 1909.

    31. Lane, Edward William, trans. The Arabian Nights’ Entertainments or The Thousand and One Nights: The Complete, Original Translation of Edward William Lane, with the Translator’s Complete, Original Notes and Commentaries on the Text. New York: Tudor Publishing Co., 1927.

    32. Lang, Andrew, ed. Tales from the Arabian Nights. Illustrated by H. J. Ford. 1898. London: Wordsworth Classics, 1993.

    33. Lang, Andrew, trans. Tales from The Arabian Nights. 1898. Illustrated by Edmond Dulac. Afterword by Pete Hamill. The World’s Best Reading. Sydney & Auckland: Reader’s Digest, 1991.



    34. The Lyons' Translation (2008)


    35. Lyons, Malcolm & Ursula, trans. The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1001 Nights. Introduction by Robert Irwin. 3 vols. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 2008.

    36. Lyons, Malcolm & Ursula, trans. Three Tales from The Arabian Nights. Harmondsworth: Penguin Classics, 2008.

    37. Mack, Robert L., ed. Arabian Nights’ Entertainments. The World’s Classics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995.



    38. Mathers, Edward Powys, trans. The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night: Rendered from the Literal and Complete Version of Dr. J. C. Mardrus; and Collated with Other Sources. 1923. 8 vols. London: The Casanova Society, 1929.

    39. Mathers, E. Powys, trans. The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night: Rendered into English from the Literal and Complete French Translation of Dr. J. C. Mardrus. 4 vols. 1949. 2nd ed. 1964. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1972.

    40. Mathers, E. Powys, trans. Arabian Love Tales: Being Romances Drawn from the Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Rendered into English from the Literal French Translation of Dr. J. C. Mardrus. London: The Folio Society, 1949.

    41. Mathers, E. Powys. Sung to Shahryar: Poems from the Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night. London: The Casanova Society, 1925.



    42. Payne, John, trans. The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night; Now First Completely Done into English Prose and Verse, from the Original Arabic. 9 vols. London: Villon Society, 1882-84.

    43. Payne, John, trans. Tales from the Arabic of the Breslau and Calcutta (1814-’18) Editions of the Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Not Occurring in the Other Printed Texts of the Work; Now First Done into English. 3 vols. London: Villon Society, 1884.

    44. Payne, John, trans. Alaeddin and the Enchanted Lamp; Zein ul Asnam and the King of the Jinn: Two Stories Done into English from the Recently Discovered Arabic Text. London: Villon Society, 1889.

    45. Payne, John, trans. The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night. Publisher's Note by Steven Moore. 3 vols. Ann Arbor, MI: Borders Classics, 2007.

    46. Scott, Anne, ed. Tales from the Arabian Nights. Retold by Vladimir Hulpach. Trans. Vera Gissing. Illustrated by Mária Zelibská. London: Cathay Books, 1981.



    47. Scott, Jonathan, trans. Tales, Anecdotes and Letters, translated from the Arabic and Persian. London: Cadell and Davies, 1800.

    48. Scott, Jonathan, trans. Tales Selected from the Manuscript copy of the 1001 Nights brought to Europe by Edward Wortley Montague, Esq. London, 1811. Vol. 6 of The Arabian Nights Entertainments, Carefully Revised and Occasionally Corrected from the Arabic. 6 vols.

    49. Torrens, Henry, trans. The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, from the Arabic of the Ægyptian MS. edited by Mr. William H. Macnaghten. Calcutta: W. Thacker, 1838.

    50. Wiggin, Kate Douglas & Nora A. Smith, eds. The Arabian Nights: Their Best-Known Tales. Illustrated by Maxfield Parrish. New York: Quality Paperback Book Club, 1996.

    51. Williams-Ellis, Amabel. The Arabian Nights Stories Retold. 1957. London: Blackie, 1972.

    52. Zipes, Jack, ed. Arabian Nights: The Marvels and Wonders of the Thousand and One Nights, Adapted from Richard F. Burton’s Unexpurgated Translation. Signet Classic. New York: Penguin, 1991.

    53. Zipes, Jack, ed. Arabian Nights, Volume II: More Marvels and Wonders of the Thousand and One Nights, Adapted from Sir Richard F. Burton’s Unexpurgated Translation. Signet Classic. New York: New American Library, 1999.

  • French




    1. Bencheikh, Jamel Eddine, and André Miquel, trans. Les Mille et Une Nuits. 3 vols. Bibliothèque de la Pléiade. Paris: Gallimard, 2005-7.

    2. Bencheikh, Jamel Eddine, and André Miquel, ed. Les Mille et Une Nuits: Contes choisis. Trans. Jamel Eddine Bencheikh, André Miquel & Touhami Bencheikh. 2 vols. Folio 2256-57. Paris: Gallimard, 1991.

    3. Bencheikh, Jamel Eddine, and André Miquel, ed & trans. Les Mille et Une Nuits: Contes choisis III. Folio 2775. Paris: Gallimard, 1996.

    4. Bencheikh, Jamel Eddine, and André Miquel, ed & trans. Sindbâd de la mer et autres contes des Mille et Une Nuits: Contes choisis IV. Folio 3581. Paris: Gallimard, 2001.

    5. Chavis, Dom, and M. Cazotte, trans. La Suite des Mille et une Nuits, Contes Arabes. Cabinet des Fées 38-41. 4 vols. Geneva: Barde & Manget, 1788-89.

    6. Chraibi, Aboubakr. Contes nouveaux des 1001 nuits: Étude du manuscript Reinhardt. Paris: J. Maisonneuve, 1996.

    7. Galland, Antoine, trans. Les Mille et Une Nuits: Contes arabes traduits par Galland. 12 vols. 1704-17. Ed. Gaston Picard. 2 vols. 1960. Paris: Garnier, 1975.

    8. Galland, Antoine, trans. Les Mille et Une Nuits: Contes arabes. 12 vols. 1704-17. Ed. Jean Gaulmier. 3 vols. 1965. Paris: Garnier-Flammarion, 1990, 1985, 1991.

    9. Galland, Antoine, trans. Les Mille et Une Nuits: Le Pêcheur et le Génie; Histoire de Ganem. Ed. Marie-Louise Astre. Étonnants Classiques. Paris: GF-Flammarion, 1995.

    10. Gauttier, Edouard, trans. Les Mille et une nuits, contes arabes, traduits en français par Galland. Nouvelle édition revue ... avec les continuations et plusieurs contes, traduits pour la première fois du persan, du turc et de l’arabe. 7 vols. Paris: Société de traduction, 1822-23.

    11. Guerne, A., trans. Les Mille et Une Nuits. 6 vols. Paris, 1966.

    12. Khawam, René R., trans. Les Mille et une nuits. Traduction Nouvelle et Complète faite sur les Manuscrits par René R. Khawam. 4 vols. Paris: Editions Albin Michel, 1965-67.

    13. Khawam, René R., trans. Les Mille et une nuits. 4 vols. 2nd ed. 1986. Paris: Presses Pocket, 1989.

    14. Khawam, René R., trans. Les Aventures de Sindbad le Marin. Paris: Phébus, 1985.

    15. Khawam, René R., trans. Les Aventures de Sindbad le Terrien. Paris: Phébus, 1986.

    16. Khawam, René R., trans. Le Roman d’Aladin. Paris: Phébus, 1988.

    17. Maltaite, Eric. Les 1001 Nuits de Schéhérazade. Paris ; Albin Michel, 2001.

    18. Mardrus, Dr. J. C., trans. Le Livre des Mille et une Nuits. 16 vols. Paris: Édition de la Revue blanche, 1899-1904. Ed. Marc Fumaroli. 2 vols. Paris: Laffont, 1989.

    19. Miquel, André, ed. Les Dames de Bagdad: Conte des Mille et une nuits. Paris: Desjonquères, 1991.

    20. Trébutien, G. S., trans. Contes inédits des Mille et une Nuits, extraits de l’original arabe par M. J. de Hammer. 3 vols. Paris: Dondey-Dupré, 1828.

  • German (& Czech)


    1. Greve, Felix Paul, trans. Die Erzählungen aus den Tausend und ein Nächten. Vollständige deutsche Ausgabe ... aug Grund der Burton’schen englischen Ausgabe. 12 vols. Leipzig: Insel, 1907-08.



    2. Habicht, Max., Fr. H. von der Hagen, and Carl Schall, trans. Tausend und Eine Nacht, Arabische Erzählungen. 1824-25. Ed. Karl Martin Schiller. 12 vols. Leipzig: F. W. Hendel, 1926.

    3. Henning, Max, trans. Tausend und eine Nacht. Aus dem Arabischen übertragen. 24 vols. Leipzig: Reclam, 1895-99.

    4. Henning, Max, trans. Tausend und eine Nacht. 1895-99. Ed. Hans W. Fischer. Berlin & Darmstadt: Deutsche Buch-Gemeinschaft, 1957.

    5. Karwath, Cary Von, trans. 1001 Nacht: Vollständige Ausgabe in 18 Taschenbüchern mit einem Zusatzband: Nach dem arabischen Urtext angeordnet und übertragen von Cary von Karwath. 1906-14. 19 vols. München: Goldmann Verlag, 1987.



    6. Littmann, Enno, trans. Die Erzählungen aus den Tausendundein Nächten: Vollständige deutsche Ausgabe in zwölf Teilbänden zum ersten mal nach dem arabischen Urtext der Calcuttaer Ausgabe aus dem Jahre 1839 übertragen von Enno Littmann. 1921-28. 2nd ed. 1953. 6 vols in 12. Frankfurt am Main: Insel Verlag, 1976.

    7. Littmann, Enno, trans. Geschichten der Liebe aus den 1001 Nächten: Aus dem arabischen Urtext übertragen von Enno Littmann. Frankfurt am Main: Insel Verlag, 1973.

    8. Tauer, Felix, trans. Erotische Geschichten aus den tausendundein Nächten: Aus dem arabischen Urtext der Wortley Montague-Handschrift übertragen und herausgegeben von Felix Tauer. 1966. Frankfurt am Main: Insel Verlag, 1983.

    9. Tauer, Felix, trans. Neue Erzählungen aus den Tausendundein Nächten: Die in anderen Versionen von >1001 Nacht<> Aus dem arabischen Urtext vollständig übertragen und erläutert von Felix Tauer. 2 vols. 1982. Frankfurt am Main: Insel Verlag, 1989.

    10. Tauer, Felix, trans. Tisic a Jedna Noc. 5 vols. 1973. Praha: Ikar, 2001.

    11. Weil, Gustav, trans. Liebesgeschichten aus Tausendundeiner Nacht, übertragen aus dem arabischen Urtext von Gustav Weil: Mit Holzstichen der Ausgabe von 1865. 1837-41. München: Delphin Verlag, 1987.

    12. Weil, Gustav, trans. Tausendundeine Nacht. 1838-41. Ed. Inge Dreecken. 3 vols. Wiesbaden: R. Löwit, n.d. [c. 1960s]

  • Italian




    1. Faccioli, Emilio, ed. Le mille e una notte: Scelta di racconti. Dall’edizione integrale diretta da Francesco Gabrieli. Letture per la Scuola Media 56. Torino: Einaudi, 1980.

    2. Gabrieli, Francesco, ed. Le mille e una notte: Prima versione integrale dall’arabo. Trans. Francesco Gabrieli, Antonio Cesaro, Constantino Pansera, Umberto Rizzitano and Virginia Vacca. 1948. Gli struzzi 35. 4 vols. Torino: Einaudi, 1972.

  • Russian


    1. Salier, M. A., trans. Tysyacha i Odna Noch'. 8 vols. 1929-36. Saint Petersburg: Kristall, 2000.

  • Spanish


    1. Cansinos-Assens, Rafael, trans. Las Mil y Una Noches. Spain, 1960.

    2. Galland, A. Las Mil y Una Noches: Cuentos orientales. Trans. Pedro Pedraza y Páez. Biblioteca Hispania. Barcelona: Editorial Ramón Sopena, 1934.

    3. Ibañez, Vicente Blasco, trans. Las Mil y Una Noches. Spain, n.d.

    4. Larraya, Juan A. G., and Leonor Martínez Martín, trans. Las Mil y Una Noches. 3 vols. Barcelona, 1965.

    5. Samsó, Julio, trans. Antología de Las Mil y Una Noches. Libro de Bolsillo: Clásicos 599. Madrid: Alianza Editorial, 1975.

    6. Vernet, Juan, trans. Las Mil y Una Noches. 3 vols. Barcelona, 1964-67.



Bronwyn Lloyd: Arabian Nights bookcase (3/2/17)



Cognate Collections:


  1. Attar, Farid ud-Din. The Conference of the Birds. Trans. Afkham Darbandi and Dick Davis. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1984.

  2. Attar, Farid ud-Din. The Conference of the Birds, Mantiq ut-Tair: A Philosophical Religious Poem in Prose - Rendered into English from the Literal and Complete French Translation of Garcin de Tassy. Trans. C. S. Nott. 1954. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1967.

  3. Basile, Giovanni Batiste. Il Pentamerone: or The Tale of Tales. Trans. Richard F. Burton. 1893. New York: Liveright, 1932.

  4. Besson, Gisèle, and Michèle Brossard-André, trans. Le Livre de l’échelle de Mahomet: Liber Scale Machometi. Préface de Roger Arnaldez. Lettres Gothiques. Paris: Livre de Poche, 1991.

  5. Burton, Richard F., and F. F. Arbuthnot, trans. The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana. 1883. Ed. John Muirhead-Gould. 1963. London: Panther, 1968.

  6. Burton, Richard F., and F. F. Arbuthnot, trans. The Ananga Ranga of Kalyana Malla. 1885. London: Kimber, 1963.

  7. Clerk, Mrs. Godfrey, trans. Ilâm-en-Nâs. Historical Tales and Anecdotes of the Time of the Early Kalîfahs. London: Henry S. King, 1873.

  8. Edgerton, Franklin, trans. The Panchatantra. London: Allen & Unwin, 1965.

  9. Ernst, Paul, ed. Erzählungen aus tausendundein Tag; Vermehrt um andere Morgenländische Geschichten. Trans. Felix Paul Greve and Paul Hansmann. 2 vols. Frankfurt: Insel Verlag, 1987.

  10. Fehse, Willi, ed. The Thousand and One Days. Trans. Anthea Bell. London: Abelard-Schumann, 1971.

  11. Ferdowsi. The Epic of the Kings: Shah-Nama, the National Epic of Persia. Trans. Reuben Levy. 1967. Rev. Amin Banani. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1985.

  12. Gaudefroy-Demombynes, M., trans. Les Cent et une Nuits. 1911. Bibliothèque Arabe. Paris: Sinbad, 1982.

  13. Ibn Khaldûn, ‘Abd-ar Rahmân. The Muqaddimah: An Introduction to History. Trans. Franz Rosenthal. 1958. Abridged and ed. N. J. Dawood. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1967.

  14. Kritzeck, James, ed. Anthology of Islamic Literature: From the Rise of Islam to Modern Times. Harmondsworth: Pelican Books, 1964

  15. Levy, Reuben, trans. The Three Dervishes and other Persian Tales and Legends. Oxford: Humphrey Milford, 1923.

  16. Lewis, Geoffrey, trans. The Book of Dede Korkut. Penguin Classics. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1974.

  17. Mathers, Edward Powys, trans. The Anthology of Eastern Love. 12 vols in 4. London: John Rodker, 1927-30.

  18. McCarthy, J., trans. The Thousand and One Days: Persian Tales. London: Chatto, 1892.

  19. Nefzawi, Shaykh. The Perfumed Garden. Trans. Richard F. Burton. 1886. Ed. Alan Hull Walton. 1963. London: Panther, 1966.

  20. Nefzawi, Shaykh. The Glory of the Perfumed Garden: The Missing Flowers. An English Translation from the Arabic of the Second and Hitherto Unpublished Part of Shaykh Nafzawi’s Perfumed Garden. Trans. H. E. J. 1975. London: Granada, 1978.

  21. Pétis de la Croix, ed. The Persian and Turkish Tales, compleat. Trans. Dr. King. 2 vols. London: Richard Ware, 1714.

  22. Petrie, Flinders, trans. Egyptian Tales Translated from the Papyri. 2 vols. 1895. London: Methuen, 1926.

  23. Richmond, Diana. ‘Antar and ‘Abla, A Bedouin Romance: Rewritten and Arranged by Diana Richmond. London: Quartet Books, 1978.

  24. Ryder, Arthur W., trans. The Panchatantra. 1925. Chicago: Phoenix Books, 1964.

  25. Shah, Amina, trans. The Assemblies of Al-Hariri: Fifty Encounters with the Shaykh Abu Zayd of Seruj. London: The Octagon Press, 1980.

  26. Shah, Idries, ed. Caravan of Dreams. 1968. London: Quartet Books, 1973.

  27. Shah, Idries, ed. World Tales: the Extraordinary Coincidence of Stories Told in All Times, in All Places. 1979. London: Octagon P, 1991.

  28. Varâvini, Sa’d al-Dîn. Contes du Prince Marzbân. Trans. Marie-Hélène Ponroy. Connaissance de l’Orient. Paris: Gallimard, 1992.



Marc Chagall: Arabian Nights



Imitations & Tributes:


  1. Addison, Joseph. “The Vision of Mirzah.” The Spectator 159 (1711). Ed. G. Gregory Smith. 4 vols. Everyman’s Library. London: Dent; New York: Dutton, 1945. 1: 478-82.

  2. Addison, Joseph. “The Fable of Alnaschar.” The Spectator 535 (1712). Ed. Donald F. Bond. 5 vols. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1987. 4: 409-12.

  3. Allende, Isabel. Eva Luna. 1987. Trans. Margaret Sayers Peden. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1989.

  4. Allende, Isabel. The Stories of Eva Luna. 1987. Trans. Margaret Sayers Peden. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1991.

  5. Azpiri, Alfonso. “Desert Shadows.” Wet Dreams. New York: Heavy Metal, 2000. 3-12

  6. Barth, John. “Dunyaziad.” Chimera. 1972. London: Granada, 1982.

  7. Barth, John. The Tidewater Tales: A Novel. 1987. London: Methuen, 1988.

  8. Barth, John. The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor. 1991. London: Sceptre, 1992.

  9. Beachcroft, Nina. The Genie and Her Bottle. 1983. London: Mammoth, 1992.

  10. Beckford, William. Vathek. 1786. Ed. Roger Lonsdale. London: Oxford UP, 1970.

  11. Beckford, William. The Episodes of Vathek. Trans. Frank T. Marzial. Ed. Lewis Melville. The Abbey Classics, III. London: Chapman & Dodd, [c.1910].

  12. Bolingbroke, Henry St. John. “Camilick’s Vision.” The Works of the Late Right Honourable Henry St. John, Lord Viscount Bolingbroke. 5 vols. London: David Mallet, 1754. 1: 184-88.

  13. Borges, Jorge Luis. “Metáforas de las Mil y una noches.” Historia de la noche. 1977. Obras completas: 1975-1985. 3 vols. Buenos Aires: Emecé Editores, 1989. 3: 169-70.

  14. Cullen, Seamus. A Noose of Light. London: Futura, 1986.

  15. Cullen, Seamus. The Sultan’s Turret. London: Futura, 1986.

  16. Dennis, Ian. The Prince of Stars in the Cavern of Time. 1985. Woodstock, NY: Overlook P, 1989.

  17. Dickens, Charles. “The Thousand and One Humbugs.” Household Words: A Weekly Journal conducted by Charles Dickens. 265-67 (1855): 265-67, 289-92, 313-16.

  18. Flecker, James Elroy. Hassan: The Story of Hassan of Bagdad and How He Came to Make the Golden Voyage to Samarkand, A Play in Five Acts. 1922. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1948.

  19. Gaiman, Neil. “Ramadan.” The Sandman Library VI: Fables & Reflections. 10 vols. New York: DC Comics, 1993. 226-58.

  20. Gardner, Craig Shaw. The Other Sinbad. New York: Ace, 1991.

  21. Gardner, Craig Shaw. A Bad Day for Ali Baba. New York: Ace, 1992.

  22. Gardner, Craig Shaw. Scheherazade’s Night Out. New York: Ace, 1992.

  23. Gautier, Théophile. “La Mille et deuxième nuit.” Romans et Contes. Ed. Anne Bouchard. La collection ressources. Paris: Slatkine Reprints, 1979. 317-51.

  24. Gün, Güneli. On the Road to Baghdad: A Picaresque Novel of Magical Adventures, Begged, Borrowed, and Stolen from the Thousand and One Nights. 1991. London: Picador, 1994.

  25. Hauff, Wilhelm. Sämtliche Märchen. 1826-28. Ed. Sibylle von Steinsdorff. 1979. München: Deutsche Taschenbuch Verlag, 1983.

  26. Hauff, Wilhelm. Tales. Trans. S. Mendel. 1886. Bohn’s Popular Library. London: Bell, 1914.

  27. Horch, Daniel. The Angel with One Hundred Wings: A Tale from the Arabian Nights. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2002.

  28. Irving, Washington. The Alhambra. 1832. London: Macmillan, 1908.

  29. Irwin, Robert. The Arabian Nightmare. 1983. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1988.

  30. Jeon, JinSeok. One Thousand and One Nights. Illustrated by SeungHee Han. 8 vols. Korea: Sigongsa Co., Ltd, 2005-2008.

  31. Johnson, Samuel. The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia. 1759. Ed. D. J. Enright. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1976.

  32. Knoblock, Edward. “Kismet: An ‘Arabian Night’ in Three Acts.” Kismet and Other Plays. Ed. John Vere. London: Chapman & Hall, 1957.

  33. Langley, Noel. The Land of Green Ginger. 1937. Rev. ed. 1966. Harmondsworth: Puffin, 1975.

  34. Masters, Phil. Arabian Nights: Magic and Mystery in the Land of the Djinn. Ed. Steve Jackson and Susan Pinsonneault. Austin, Tx: Steve Jackson Games, 1993

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Notes:
1. Volume 3 of the original Supplemental Nights has been split into two in this reissue. The pagination, however, remains continuous. For further details consult Norman M. Penzer, An Annotated Bibliography of Sir Richard Francis Burton (London: Philpot, 1923) 131-32.



7 comments:

Richard said...

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON'S EDITION OF THE ARABIAN NIGHTS

Robert Louis Stevenson put the Arabian Nights among his favourite books on several occasions. In an unpublished essay written c. 1883, he lists a series of "eternal books" to be included in "the ideal house". These include "the _Arabian Nights_, and kindred stories, in Weber's solemn volumes".

Since I'm in the progress of editing Stevenson's essays, I need to explain this reference--but I can't find a publisher/translator/editor of the Arabian Nights before 1883 called Weber, nor dO I understand "and kindred stories".

The description ("and kindred stories") would cover a publication such as your Bibliography item 43 (Scott, Jonathan, trans. Tales, Anecdotes and Letters, translated from the Arabic and Persian. London: Cadell and Davies, 1800) - but there's no "Weber" in there.

I'm beginning to think that "Weber" may be a typo or misreading. Does the name, or one of the same length with some of the same letters, ring a bell with the experts?

Further clue: in the essay 'A Penny Plain and Twopence Coloured', RLS remembers the evening of his childhood "when I brought back with me the ARABIAN ENTERTAINMENTS in the fat, old, double-columned volume with the prints." (But perhaps he's referring to another edition: he mentions a single volume which doesn't seem 'stately'.)

Richard Dury

Jack Ross said...

Dear Richard,

Stevenson's reference is definitely to Henry Weber's Tales of the East: comprising the most popular Romances of Oriental origin, and the best imitations by European authors, with new translations and additional tales never before published, 3 vols (Edinburgh, 1812). You'll find it listed in my chronology under "Principal Translations."

I don't have a copy myself (though I'd very much like one), but I did check through the edition in the Edinburgh University Library when I was last there.

Weber includes Galland's version of the Arabian Nights in his first volume, but also adds a series of other eastern tales in the subsequent volumes: Petis de la Croix's Persian Tales, the Mogul Tales, Turkish Tales, Tartarian Tales [sic], Chinese Tales, Nourjahad, The Tales of the Genii, etc. It's a very compendious work of roughly 2,000 pages in 3 "solemn volumes" (as Stevenson puts it).

I suspect the later reference to the "fat old double-columned volume with the prints" is to one of the many single-volume editions of the English translation of Galland (such as my no. 18 in the Bibliography above).

Amanda Harrison said...

I'm We are trying to find out the value of a German version of 1001 Arabian nights. Printed in Germany translated to German. There is no date on the book however there is an inscription which is dated 1938.
Would appreciate any help on this?
Thank you
Amanda

Amanda Harrison said...

We are trying to find out the value of a German version of 1001 Arabian night which is written in German. There is no date when published, however there is a subscription written dated 1938. Any help would be appreciated?
Thank you
Amanda

Amanda Harrison said...

We are trying to find out the value of a German version of 1001 Arabian night which is written in German. There is no date when published, however there is a subscription written dated 1938. Any help would be appreciated?
Thank you
Amanda

Dr Jack Ross said...

Dear Amanda,

Hard to say, really: there are so many German translations of the Nights! Weil's has been often reprinted, but so have many others. As far as the value goes, it would depend on a host of factors such as rarity, illustrations, etc.

yours, jack

Amanda Harrison said...

Dear Jack,
Thank you
Was really trying to persuade the owner to have them insured.
Amanda