Arabian Nights Images - Harry G. Theaker
I have two versions of
The Arabian Nights
illustrated by Harry G. Theaker and
David McKay in Philadelphia.
One is from "The Newbery Classics", the other "The Golden Books," and
neither has a copyright date that I can find.
The former does have a hand-written note on the endpapers
showing a date of '43; the latter has a bookplate with a date of 1928.
The illustrations are lovely color plates.
The Newbery edition
has only 4 pictures in it, but the Golden Books has 4 extra ones,
including one of our gal Morgiana dancing.
The colors are luscious,
and the costumes even look
These are my favorites:
This is from "Prince Ahmed and the Fairy PerieBanou" and is
captioned "The lady seated herself upon a sofa."
From "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves", this is captioned
"Morgiana seized the dagger and danced wildly."
This is from "Prince Agib" and is captioned
"They placed before me a table of fruits."
I especially love the colors in the fan here.