Arabian Nights – Edmund Dulac

The Guardian UK recently did a feature on the illustrations from The Arabian Nights, so we thought as we return to our weekly Public Domain Hour we would start with a collection of downloadable illustrated editions from Walter Paget, Maxfield Parrish, and Edmund Dulac.

Download the PDFs here:

The Arabian nights (1907) Illustrated by Walter Paget

The Arabian nights : their best-known tales (c1909) Illustrated by Maxfield Parrish

Stories from the Arabian nights (1907) Illustrated by Edmund Dulac

Or see our favorite (Edmund Dulac’s) in the embedded reader below:


Janina Larenas is the book buyer for the New Book Department. She is a printmaker and book artist who works with a variety of mediums to create narrative imagery. Her pieces range from stickers and posters to science illustration, embroidery to zines, often merging technical crafts with fine art presentation.