This is copy number 22. The book has an afterforward by Mohamed Salmawy.
The book is bound in beautiful linen boards. The lettering on the leather faceplate and clamshell spine plate are both stamped in 22 karat gold. The book measures 16 x 16. The book is printed letterpress on paper specially milled in Germany. Mohamed Zakariyas gold calligraphy is set into the natural colored linen binding.
Hand sewn and hand bound. The same linen covers its hinged and lined case.
The English translation is by Denys Johnson-Davies. The book is in fine condition with no noticeable flaws, see photos. The clamshell case is in near fine condition with mild wear to the sides and top, and a small dent to the upper spine edge, see photos. The sale includes the LEC letter. FROM THE LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB.Following the dawn prayer, with clouds of darkness defying the vigorous thrust of the light, the vizier Dandon was called to a meeting with the sultan Shahriyer. The heart of a father quaked within him. He went by the road that led up to the mountain on an old jade, followed by a troop of guards: preceding them was a man bearing a torch, in weather that radiated dew and a gentle chilliness. Three years he had spent between fear and hope, between death and expectation.
So it begins, Naguib Mahfouz brilliant, intrigue-woven, timeless and witty satire, Arabian Nights and Days. We are honored that this Nobel Prize winning author chose to have us to publish his 1979 masterpiece.
This, from our Afterword by Mohamed Salmawy, an Al-Ahram editor. What a strange world Naguib Mahfouz takes us into. The fairy tale atmosphere is. A reality of our contemporary world. For the prints, Mahfouz wisely chose his friend, the superb Cairo artist, Nazli Madkour.
We were amazed when we saw her images. So intricate and luminous, they dance before the eyes. Almost three dimensional, their portrayals capture the essence of Mahfouz wicked, biting, horrifying, at times amusing novel. We produced the prints by the serigraph giclee pro-cess that produces rich, deep saturated color, the only process that could do them justice. Let me know if you have any questions or would like to see more pictures.Please take a look at my other signed, limited edition items for sale. The item "NAGUIB MAHFOUZ Signed X2 MADKOUR Limited Editions Club ARABIAN NIGHTS DAYS Nobel" is in sale since Sunday, November 24, 2019. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible".
The seller is "bcp538" and is located in Sandy, Utah. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.