London: Wenman and Hodgson, 1793. Reprint. 12mo., 2 volumes; VG; bound in period calf, gilt to spine, burgundy and black labels with gilt titling; tape repair to gutters; interiors with mild foxing; 6 parts bound in 2 volumes, three parts each, each part with a separate title page and frontispiece; shelved case 7.
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The Tales of the Genii, a pastiche of the Arabian Nights, were allegedly composed by an imam named Horam and translated from a Persian manuscript, but in actuality, they were products of Ridley's imagination. They belong to a genre of imitation Orientalia popular in the 18th century.