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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 FOUR Privately Printed By The Burton Club To William H. Chandler, Esq,. Pembroke College, Oxford. My Dear Mr. Chandler,

As without your friendly and generous aid this volume could never have seen the light, I cannot resist the temptation of inscribing it to you–and without permission, for your modesty would have refused any such acknowledgment.

I am, ever, Yours sincerely, Richard F. Burton.

Trieste, March 10th, 1888.

Contents of the Fourteenth Volume.

1. Story of the Sultan of Al Yaman and His Three Sons 2. Story of the Three Sharpers a. The Sultan Who Fared Forth in the Habit of a Darwaysh b. History of Mohammed, Sultan of Cairo c. Story of the First Lunatic d. Story of the Second Lunatic e. Story of the Sage and the Scholar f. The Night Adventure of Sultan Mohammed of Cairo with the Three Foolish Schoolmasters g. Story of the Broke Back Schoolmaster h. Story of the Split Mouthed Schoolmaster i. Story of the Limping Schoolmaster j. Story of the Three Sisters and Their Mother the Sultanah 3. History of the Kazi Who Bare a Babe 4. Tale of the Kazi and the Bhang Eater a. History of the Bhang Eater and His Wife b. How Drummer Abu Kasim Became a Kazi c. Story of the Kazi and His Slipper d. Tale of Mahmud the Persian and the Kurd Sharper e. Tale of the Sultan and the Poor Man Who Brought To Him Fruit f. The Fruit Seller's Tale g. Tale of the Sultan and His Three Sons and the Enchanting Bird h. Adventure of the Fruit Seller and the Concubine i. Story of the King of Al Yaman and His Three Sons and the Enchanting Bird j. History of the First Larrikin k. History of the Second Larrikin l. History of the Third Larrikin m. Story of a Sultan of Al Hind and His Son Mohammed n. Tale of the Fisherman and His Son o. Tale of the Third Larrikin Concerning Himself 5. History of Abu Niyyah and Abu Niyyatayn Appendix A: Ineptiæ Bodleianæ Appendix B: The Three Untranslated Tales in Mr. E. J. W. Gibb's "Forty Vezirs"

The Translator's Foreword.

As my first and second volumes (Supplemental) were composed of translated extracts from the Breslau Edition of The Nights, so this tome and its successor (vols. iv. and v.) comprise my version from the (Edward) Wortley Montague Codex immured in the old Bodleian Library, Oxford.

Absence from England prevents for the present my offering a satisfactory description of this widely known manuscript; but I may safely promise that the hiatus shall be filled up in vol. v., which is now ready for the press.

The contents of the Wortley Montague text are not wholly unfamiliar to Europe. In 1811 Jonathan Scott, LL.D. Oxon. (for whom see my vols. i., ix. and x. 434), printed with Longmans and Co. his "Arabian Nights Entertainments" in five substantial volumes 8vo, and devoted a sixth and last to excerpts entitled

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