Stories from the Arabian Nights


Stories from the Arabian Nights retold by Lawrence Housman ; illustrated by Edmund Dulac

London : Hodder & Stoughton, 1911

709.45HOU, NGI Art Library

This was a very popular publication in the early 20th century and many subsequent editions were produced.  The book includes coloured illustrations by the french illustrator Edmund Dulac (1882-1853).  The image above is taken from the story of Ali Baba and the forty theives shows Morgiana the clever slave girl, with a dagger in her hand, just before she stabs the thief.