W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 20 21:34:46 UTC 2014

<<The tales themselves trace their roots back to ancient and medieval
Arabic, Persian, Indian, Egyptian and Mesopotamian folklore and literature>>
Arabic 9th c; . . . Antoine Galland, first European translator, Les mille
et une nuits) 1704-1717; first English edition, anonymous 1706; Edward Lane
1840, 1859; John Payne 1882; Richard Burton 1885; Lyons & Lyons 2008.

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