(The). First made known in Europe by Antoine Galland, a
French Oriental scholar, who translated them and called them The
Thousand and One Nights (from the number of nights occupied in
their recital). They are of Indian, Persian, Egyptian, and Arabian
origin. Common English translations—
4 vols. 12mo, 1792, by R. Heron, published in Edinburgh and London. 3
vols. 12mo, 1794, by Mr. Beloe, London.
3 vols. 12mo, 1798, by Richard Gough, enlarged. Paris edition.
5 vols. 8vo, 1802, by Rev. Edward Foster.
5 vols. 8vo, 1830, by Edw. Wm. Lane.
The Tales of the Genii
, by Sir Charles Morell (i.e.
Rev. James Ridley), are
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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