Tales of the Persian Genii – Francis Jenkins Olcott (1927)


Tales of the Persian Genii – Francis Jenkins Olcott (1927)


Fantastical tales from the Middle East, Central Asia, and South Asia, accompanied by the beautiful illustrations of Willy Pogany.

Title: Tales of the Persian Genii

Author: Francis Jenkins Olcott, Willy Pogany (illus)

Publisher: George G. Harrap, London, 1927.

Condition: Hardcover, fair. Inscription on ffep, spine rubbed. Slight stain to cover, front hinge cracked. Binding sagging slightly, but holding firm, with clean text. 4 colour plates. 225pp., app 8×5.

Stories include:

The Ebony Box

The Enchanters

The Magic Castle of Ollomand

The Feast of Tigers

Story of the Red Toad Mahoud, the Jeweller of Delhi

Story of the Blue Toad Hemjuneh, Princess of Kashmir

The Enchanted Pavilion

The Ruby Cock

The Jewel Throne of the Mountains of Kaf

The Rose-Garden of the Fairies

The Four Golden Date-Trees

The Afrite Kashank

The White Hair

Hatim the Giver

The Princess of Basra

Story of the Young Man and the Roaring Bull

The Treasure Chamber

The Rosy Beauty and the King of the Blue Genii