Category Archives: Galland

Shahrázád in Art 3

One source[1] has this illustration as being the earliest Arabian Nights illustration but this copy is from a 1729 edition of Galland’s Mille et Une Nuit.  The illustration is by David Coster, a Dutch engraver.  It is was included in … Continue reading

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Galland’s Mille et une nuit part 6

For the record, here are the remaining Table of Contents for Galland’s Nights.  He no longer provides night breaks, but then, the stories are no longer derived from an Arabic manuscript. Volume 8 was published in 1709 and was published … Continue reading

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Galland’s Mille et une Nuit part 5

Volume 7: Histoire de Noureddin et de la belle Persienne (The Story of Noureddin and the Fair Persian) Histoire de Beder, prince de Perse, et de Giauhare, princesse du Royaume de Samandal (Story of Beder, Prince of Persia, and Giahaure, … Continue reading

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Galland’s Mille et une nuit part 4

Volumes 5 and 6 of Galland contain more stories that were contained in the 14th century Syrian manuscripts in his possession.  It brings the total number of nights up to 235.  This perceived shortage of nights was to eventually generate … Continue reading

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Galland’s Mille et une nuit part 3

In a previous Galland post, the contents of Volumes 1 & 2 were provided.  Here are the contents of Volumes 3 & 4.  The first four volumes of Galland were published in 1704 and were the first published occurrence of … Continue reading

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Galland’s Mille et une nuit part 2

In the previous Galland post, I wrote about the publishing history of Galland’s Mille et une nuit. Below is a breakdown to the table of contents of the first two volumes of Galland. Shortly after the publication of each volume … Continue reading

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The Arabian Nights in Canada, part 2.

Aladdin ou La Lampe Merveilleuse, Extrait des Mille et une Nuits. Montreal: C.G. Beauchemin & Fils, n.d. pp. 109. This small volume (14 cm x 9 cm) was published around the turn of the twentieth century.  Library catalogues put the … Continue reading

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