Title: Les Mille et un Jours, Contes Persans, Turcs et Chinois traduits par Petit de la Croix, Cardonne, Caylus, etc. augmentes de nouveaux contes traduits de l'arabe par M. Sainte-Croix Ajpot, 1848
Author: François Pétis de La Croix; M. Sainte-Croix Pajot
Publisher: Paris, Pourrat Freres
A mid-19th century edition of de La Croix’s The Thousand and One Days, being a collection of fairy tales heavily based on the model of One Thousand and One Nights. Originally published in five volumes between 1710 and 1712, de La Croix supposedly translated it from a Persian compilation titled Hazar u yek ruz which he acquired from one 'Dervish Mocles' or 'Moklas' in Isfahan around 1675, though it is not certain how much of this is historical fact.
This edition is lavishly illustrated throughout.
One finely decorated cartonnage volume in quarto, 436 pages
On note of condition, this volume is in good shape, with minor wear and rubbing at the boards. The gilt has partially faded in several spots. There is foxing and damp staining throughout.