TALES OF THE CALIPH. H. N. Crellin, "Al Arawiyah."

TALES OF THE CALIPH. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1887. Octavo, pp. [1-3] 4 [5] 6-234 [235] [236: printer's imprint] + 32-page publisher's catalogue dated 1886-7 on page [1] and "Autumn-Christmas Season, 1886" on page [3], original decorated brown cloth, front and spine panels stamped in green, black and yellow, Unwin monogram stamped in black on rear panel, white endpapers with floral pattern printed in green. First edition. A collection of Oriental tales, several with fantasy motifs, including "The Story of Mubarek," a tale of a "man taken by a 'fairy' at the speed of thought to an unspecified, civilized planet." - Locke, Voyages in Space (2011) V92. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 22. Bleiler (1978), p. 3 (misdating 1888). Reginald 00469. Just a bit of wear to spine ends and corner tips, a very good copy. (#151870).

Price: $250.00

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