The Arabian Nights Entertainments selected and edited by Andrew Lang illustrations by H.J. Ford 1930 Crown Edition Longmans Green and Co

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Step into a world of enchantment with The Arabian Nights Entertainments, meticulously selected and edited by Andrew Lang, adorned with the evocative illustrations of H.J. Ford.

This 1930 Crown Edition, published by Longmans Green and Co., is a prized possession for lovers of folklore, carrying within its pages tales of wonder from the Islamic Golden Age, beautifully bound in a hardcover tome that has witnessed the passage of time.


  • Title: The Arabian Nights Entertainments
  • Publication Date: 1930 Crown Edition
  • Publisher: Longmans Green and Co.
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 424
  • Dimensions: 8x6x1
  • Language: English
  • Condition: Much wear on the cover and corners; writing on the back book boards in pencil; some splits in the binding; all pages are attached.

Key Elements 

This edition encapsulates Andrew Lang's 1898 English-language translation of "One Thousand and One Nights." A testament to the rich tapestry of South Asian and Middle Eastern folk tales, each story invites readers into a realm where the mundane meets the marvelous.

The stories were collected during the Islamic Golden Age. They are a mix of medieval Persian, Arabic, Mesopotamian, Jewish, Indian, and Egyptian folklore. They give us a unique look into the rich cultural heritage and imaginative life of the time.

Despite the worn cover, each page within holds a story waiting to be rediscovered, with the illustrations by H.J. Ford adding a layer of visual allure to the narrative, making it a book that has not only been read but treasured.

For folklore aficionados and vintage book collectors, this book is a bridge across time and culture, an opportunity to hold in one's hands tales that have traversed centuries and civilizations.

Allow the allure of ancient tales, the mystery of far-off lands, and the artistry of H.J. Ford's illustrations to transport you to a time of enchantment with every page turned.


While exploring The Arabian Nights Entertainments, consider reading the article "How To Carefully Read the Old Books in Your Collection" to ensure this vintage treasure and others retain their charm for generations to come.


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In Summation:

The Arabian Nights Entertainments is more than just a book; it's a chance to experience the mystique of ancient civilizations and a prized possession for those who find the magic of folklore captivating.

Our Process

We source from local estate sales in the Great Lakes Bay Region, only purchasing the highest quality books.

After photos are shot, the book is immediately placed in a clear self-sealed bag, stored in a climate-controlled room for protection until you purchase.

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