The Arabian Nights Their Best Knows Tales edited by Kate Dovglas Wiggin illustrated by Maxfield Parrish 1909 Charles Scribner's Sons

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Embark on a captivating journey to the heart of Arabian folklore with this exquisite 1909 edition of The Arabian Nights: Their Best-Known Tales, edited by Kate Douglas Wiggin and adorned with the breathtaking illustrations of Maxfield Parrish. 

This edition brings together the most beloved tales from the Arabian Nights, including the adventures of Aladdin, Sinbad the Sailor, and Ali Baba, offering readers a glimpse into a world of magic, moral lessons, and timeless wisdom. Maxfield Parrish's illustrations further enhance the storytelling with their vibrant colors and intricate details, making this book a visual and literary feast.

The book is in good condition despite sticker damage on the cover, as detailed in the photos. This minor flaw does not detract from the beauty or integrity of the book, making it a coveted item for collectors of classic literature and admirers of Parrish's artistry. 


  • Editors: Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • Illustrator: Maxfield Parrish
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
  • Year: 1909
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 337
  • Dimensions: 10x7x1 inches
  • Condition: Good, with sticker damage on the cover 

Four Key Features:

  1. Classic Folklore Collection: Features the best-known tales from the Arabian Nights.
  2. Exquisite Illustrations: Enhanced with vibrant artwork by Maxfield Parrish.
  3. Timeless Wisdom: Tales filled with magic, adventure, and moral lessons.
  4. Collector's Gem: A beautiful edition for both literary and art collectors.

Beyond The Final Page:

The Arabian Nights: Their Best-Known Tales is not just a book but a gateway to the exotic landscapes of Arabian folklore, offering a unique combination of storytelling and art that continues to inspire and enchant readers of all ages.


This vintage book shows signs of wear consistent with its age, including sticker damage on the cover. Please refer to the photos for a closer look, and don’t hesitate to contact us for more information or additional pictures.

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