(BURTON, RICHARD) LETCHFORD, ALBERT
A series of seventy original illustrations to Captain Sir R. F. Burton's 'Arabian Nights' and a portrait of Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton reproduced from the original pictures in oils. London: H. S. Nichols Ltd., 1897. Choice Edition de Luxe; an un-numbered copy from an edition of 250.
Three-quarter leather, with cloth boards (56 cm. tall); some bubbling to cloth. All edges gilt. Binding remarkably robust. From Series C of the large paper edition, printed on plate paper. With xiii pages of text preceding 71 sepia-toned plates (proofs before letters), hand-numbered in pencil, preceded by corresponding captioned tissues. Foxing to tissues, with minor dampstaining affecting the extreme margins of a handful of plates.
Estimate $ 1,000-2,000