(STERRETT,VIRGINIA)illus. ARABIAN NIGHTS edited by Hildegarde Hawthorne. Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Co. (1928). Large thick 4to (9 1/4 x 11 1/4"), 308p.,blue gilt cloth, pictorial paste-on, spine lettering dulled and slight wear to spine ends else VG+. 1st edition. Illustrated by Sterrett in a style similar to Nielsen with cover plate, pictorial endpapers and title page, 16 magnificent color plates and 20 partial page black and whites. Arabian Nights proved to be Sterrett's last book, done while she was in a sanitarium for her tuberculosis. Although she recovered from this bout, it recurred and she died in 1931 at the age of 31. Sterrett's style is well suited to the stories of the Arabian Nights and this is a nice copy.