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SUPPLEMENTAL NIGHTS To The Book Of The Thousand And One Nights With Notes Anthropological And Explanatory

By Richard F. Burton

VOLUME TWO Privately Printed By The Burton Club

To Henry Irving, Esq.

My Dear Irving,

To a consummate artist like yourself I need hardly suggest that The Nights still offers many a virgin mine to the Playwright; and I inscribe this volume to you, not only in admiration of your genius but in the hope that you will find means of exploiting the hidden wealth which awaits only your "Open Sesame!"

Every yours sincerely, Richard F. Burton.

London, August 1, 1886.

Contents of the Twelfth Volume.

13. Al Malik Al Zahir Rukn Al Din Bibars Al Bundukdari and the Sixteen Captains of Police a. First Constable's History b. Second Constable's History c. Third Constable's History d. Fourth Constable's History e. Fifth Constable's History f. Sixth Constable's History g. Seventh Constable's History h. Eighth Constable's History ha. The Thief's Tale i. Ninth Constable's History j. Tenth Constable's History k. Eleventh Constable's History l. Twelfth Constable's History m. Thirteenth Constable's History n. Fourteenth Constable's History na. A Merry Jest of a Clever Thief nb. Tale of the Old Sharper o. Fifteenth Constable's History p. Sixteenth Constable's History 14. Tale of Harun Al Rashid and Abdullah Bin Nafi' a. Tale of the Damsel Torfat Al Kulub and the Caliph Harun Al Rashid 15. Women's Wiles 16. Nur Al Din Ali of Damascus and the Damsel Sitt Al Milah 17. Tale of King Ins Bin Kays and His Daughter with the Son of King Al 'abbas 18. Tale of the Two kings and the Wazir's Daughters 19. The Concubine and the Caliph 20. The Concubine of Al Maamun

Appendix: Variants and Analogues of Some of the Tales in Vols. XI and XII. by W. A. Clouston

The Sleeper and the Waker The Ten Wazirs; or the History of King Azadbakht and His Son King Dadbin and His Wazirs King Aylan Shah and Abu Tamman King Sulayman Shah and His Niece Firuz and His Wife King Shah Bakht and His Wazir Al Rahwan On the Art of Enlarging Pearls The Singer and the Druggist The King Who Kenned the Quintessence of Things The Prince Who Fell In Love With the Picture The Fuller, His Wife, and the Trooper The Simpleton Husband The Three Men and our Lord Isa The Melancholist and the Sharper The Devout Woman accused of Lewdness The Weaver Who Became A Leach By Order of His Wife The King Who Lost Kingdom, Wife, and Wealth Al Malik Al Zahir and the Sixteen Captains of Police The Thief's Tale The Ninth Constable's Story The Fifteenth Constable's Story The Damsel tohfat Al Kulub Womens Wiles Nur Al Din and the Damsel Sitt Al Milah King Ins Bin Kays and his Daughter

Additional Notes: Firuz and His Wife The Singer and the Druggist The Fuller, His Wife, and the Trooper

Supplemental Nights

To The Book Of The

Thousand Nights And A Night


There was once in the climes[FN2] of Egypt and the city of Cairo, under the Turks, a king of the valiant kings and the exceeding mighty Soldans, hight Al Malik al Záhir Rukn al Din Bibars al Bundukdári,[FN3] who was used to storm the Islamite sconces and the strongholds of "The Shore"[FN4] and the Nazarene citadels... Continue reading book >>

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