Thousand Nights and a Night
Illustrated by Kay Nielsen
Nielsen prepared these illustrations between 1918 and 1922 for a translation undertaken
by the Arabic scholar, Professor Arthur Christensen.
According to Nielsen's own published comments, these illustrations were to be the basis
of his return to book illustrations following a hiatus during World War I and the intention
had been to publish the Danish version in parallel with versions for the English-speaking
world (to be published in Great Britain and the United States) and the French market
(to be published in Paris).