A GROUP OF EASTERN ROMANCES AND STORIES FROM THE PERSIAN, TAMIL, AND URDU. With Introduction, Notes, and Appendix by W. A. Clouston. N.p. [Glasgow]: Privately Printed, 1889. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi-viii [ix] x-xv [xvi-xix] xx-xl [1-3] 4-586, original three-quarter blue crushed morocco and blue cloth, t.e.g., marbled endpapers. First edition. Limited to 52 copies, this being number 40. This presentation edition was followed by a 300-copy trade edition. Popular Oriental tales and romances, all fantastic or supernatural. A major repository of Oriental weird fiction adapted from the translations of Edward Rehatsek and others. William Alexander Clouston (1843-1896), Scottish businessman, journalist and folklorist, "has given particular attention to Oriental fiction and folklore, and contributed to Sir R. F. Burton's 'Supplemental Arabian Nights' analogues and variants of some of the tales in vols. I-III." - Allibone Supplement, pp. 349-350. Leather scuffed along outer hinges, scuff to lower fore-edge corner of front cover, a very good, internally fine copy. (#162791).
"FIFTY-TWO COPIES. / No. ___" on recto of title leaf.