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Group Title: Walter Crane's toy books, shilling series
Title: Aladdin, or, The wonderful lamp
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Title: Aladdin, or, The wonderful lamp
Series Title: Walter Crane's toy books, shilling series
Alternate Title: Aladdin
Wonderful lamp
Physical Description: 6 leaves, 6 leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Crane, Walter, 1845-1915 ( Illustrator )
Evans, Edmund, 1826-1905 ( Printer, Engraver )
Elizabeth Robins Pennell Collection (Library of Congress)
George Routledge and Sons ( Publisher )
Publisher: George Routledge and Sons,
George Routledge and Sons
Place of Publication: London ;
New York
Manufacturer: Edmund Evans, engraver and printer
Publication Date: [1875]
Copyright Date: 1875
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Subject: Publishers' advertisements -- 1875   ( rbgenr )
Bldn -- 1875
Genre: Publishers' advertisements   ( rbgenr )
fiction   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: England -- London
 Notes
Citation/Reference: Spencer, I. Walter Crane,
General Note: Illustrations by Walter Crane.
General Note: Leaves of text and and ill. printed on one side only.
General Note: Publication date from Spencer.
General Note: Publisher's advertisement, p. 4 of paper cover.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00028355
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: notis - ALJ6634
oclc - 26879852
alephbibnum - 002245627
lccn - 2001552730

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LONDON NEW YORK
GEORGE ROUTLEDGE
AnD soNS


ALADDIN,

AND THE WONDERFUL LAMP.



ALADDIN was the son of a poor tailor in an
Eastern city. He was a spoiled boy, and loved
play better than work; so that when Mustapha,
his father, died, he was not able to earn his living;
and his poor mother had to spin cotton all day
long to procure food for their support. But she
dearly loved her son, knowing that he had a good
heart, and she believed that as he grew older he
would do better, and become at last a worthy and
prosperous man. One day, when Aladdin was
walking outside the town, an old man came up to
him, and looking very hard in his face, said he was
his father's brother, and had long been away in a
distant country, but that now he wished to help his
nephew to get on. He then put a ring on the
boy's finger, telling him that no harm could happen
to him so long as he wore it. Now, this strange
man was no uncle of Aladdin, nor was he related

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at all to him; but he was a wicked magician,
who wanted to make use of the lad's services, as
we shall see presently.
The old man led Aladdin a good way into
the country, until they came to a very lonely spot
between two lofty black mountains. Here he
lighted a fire, and threw into it some gum, all the
time repeating many strange words. The ground
then opened just before them, and a stone trap-
door appeared. After lifting this up, the Magician
told Aladdin to go below, down some broken steps,
and at the foot of these he would find three halls,
in the last of which was a door leading to a gar-
den full of beautiful trees; this he was to cross,
and, after mounting some more steps, he would
come to a terrace, when he would see a niche, in
which there was a lighted Lamp. He was then
to take the Lamp, put out the light, empty the
oil, and bring it away with him.
Aladdin found all the Magician had told him
to be true; he passed quickly but cautiously through
the three halls, so as not even to touch the walls
with his clothes, as the Magician had directed.
He took the Lamp from the niche, threw out the
oil, and put it in his bosom. As he came back
through the garden, his eyes were dazzled with
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like glass. Many of these he plucked and put in
his pockets, and then returned with the Lamp,
and called upon his uncle to help him up the
broken steps. "Give me the Lamp," said the old
man, angrily. "Not till I get out safe," cried the
boy. The Magician, in a passion, then slammed
down the trap-door, and Aladdin was shut up
fast enough. While crying bitterly, he by chance
rubbed the ring, and a figure appeared before
him, saying, "I am your slave, the Genius of the
Ring; what do you desire?"
Aladdin told the Genius of the Ring -that he
only wanted to be set free, and to be taken back
to his mother. In an instant he found himself
at home, very hungry, and. his poor mother was
much pleased to see him again. He told her all
that had happened; she then felt curious to look
at the Lamp he had brought, and began rubbing
it, to make it shine brighter. Both were quite
amazed at seeing rise before them a strange
figure; this proved to be the Genius of the Lamp,
who asked for their commands. On hearing that
food was what they most wanted, a black slave
instantly entered with the choicest fare upon a
dainty dish of silver, and with silver plates for
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fare brought to them, and sold the silver dish and
plates, on the produce of which they lived happily
for some weeks. Aladdin was now able to dress
well, and in taking his usual walk, he one day
chanced to see the Sultan's daughter coming with
her attendants from the baths. He was so much
struck with her beauty, that he fell in love with
her at once, and told his mother that she must go
to the Sultan, and ask him to give the Princess to
be his wife. The poor woman said he must be
crazy; but her son not only knew what a treasure
he had got in the Magic Lamp, but he had also
found how valuable were the shining fruits he had
gathered, which he thought at the time to be only
coloured glass. At first he sent a bowlful of these
jewels-for so they were-to the Sultan, who was
amazed at their richness, and said to Aladdin's
mother: "Your son shall have his wish, if he can
send me, in a week, forty bowls like this, carried
by twenty white and twenty black slaves, hand-
somelydressed." He thought by this to keep what
he had got, and to hear no more of Aladdin. But
the Genius of the Lamp soon brought the bowls,
of jewels and the slaves, and Aladdin's mother went
with them to the Sultan.
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youth then summoned the Genius of the Lamp
to assist him; and shortly set out for the Palace.
He was dressed in a handsome suit of clothes,
and rode a beautiful horse; by his side marched
a number of attendants, scattering handfuls of
gold among the people. As soon as they were
married, Aladdin ordered the Genius of the Lamp
to build, in the course of a night, a most superb
Palace, and there the young couple lived quite
happily for some time. One day, when Aladdin
was out hunting with the Sultan, the wicked Ma-
gician, who had heard of his good luck, and wished
to get hold of the Magic Lamp, cried out in the
streets, "New lamps for old ones!" A silly maid
in the Palace, hearing this, got leave of the Prin-
cess to change Aladdin's old Lamp, which she had
seen on a cornice where he always left it, for a
new one, and so the Magician got possession of it.
As soon as the Magician had safely got the
Lamp, he caused the Genius to remove the Palace,
and Bulbul within it, to Africa. Aladdin's grief
was very great, and so was the rage of the Sultan
at the loss of the Princess, and poor Aladdin's life
was in some danger, for the Sultan threatened to
kill him if he did not restore his daughter in three
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Ring to help him, but all he could do was to take
him to Africa. The Princess was rejoiced to see
him again, but was very sorry to find that she
had been the cause of all their trouble by parting
with the wonderful Lamp. Aladdin, however, con-
soled her, and told her that he had thought of a
plan for getting it back. He then left her, but
soon returned with a powerful sleeping-draught,
and advised her to receive the Magician with pre-
tended kindness, and pour it into his wine at din-
ner that day, so as to make him fall sound asleep,
when they could take the Lamp from him.
Everything happened as they expected; the Ma-
gician drank the wine, and when Aladdin came
in, he found that he had fallen back lifeless on the
couch. Aladdin took the Lamp from his bosom,
and called upon the Genius to transport the Palace,
the Princess, and himself, back to their native city.
The Sultan was as much astonished and pleased
at their return, as he had been provoked at the loss
of his daughter; and Aladdin, with his Bulbul, lived
long afterwards to enjoy his good fortune.
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"No firm surpasses Messrs. RouTrrim in Sixpenny and Shilling Picture Story-Books. Could not be better :lr.iwn, printed,
or coloured, if they cost twenty shir inc- instead of twelve pence."-The Standard, Dec. 2z, 187o.


ROUTLEDGE'S


SHILLING TOY BOOKS.

WITH LARGE ILLUSTRATIONS BY H. S. MARKS, J. D. WATSON, H. WEIR,
WALTER CRANE, F. KEYL, &d E. G. D.,
Printed in Colours by KbRONHEIM & Co., LEIGHTON BROTHERS, EDmuND EvaNS, and
DALZIEL BROTHERS.
In Demy 4to., Stiff Wrapper, Is. each; or Mounted on Linen, 2s. each.

I. NURSERY -HYMES. 41. TAME ANIMALS, Third Series.*
2. ALPHA1BFT OF TRI.,ES. 42. TAME ANIMALS, Fourth Series.*
3. CIN- ..I'.1 .I .' 44. MY MOTHER.
5. OLD TFiS'! \il \TN ALPHABET. 45. THE DOGS' DINNER PARTY.
6. TH P "I IREF LITTLE KITTENS. 46. LITTLE DOG TRUSTY.
7. THIS LITTLE PIG WENT TO MARKET. 47. THE WHITE CAT.
8. TOM T'I.IMB'S ALPHABET. 50. D..'H AND THE DUCKLINGS.
9. NURSERY SONGS. St. REYNARD THE FOX.
to. N_..' TESTAMENT ALPHABET. 52. ALPFIAGF F' CF FAIRY TALES.
12. OUP. FARMYARD ALr'P. BET- 53. TITTUMS AND FIDO.
13. "'H.' H'ST':)%Y' OF M01C'"`. 54. ANN AND HER MAIMA.
14. THE HISTORY OF JOSEPH. 55. THE CATS' TEA PA K 1 ..
x5. THP ALP!:.r.PI-ET OF F' *.:.-'.RS 5;. BABY.
2z. THE I IF' .'--F OUR LORD. 57. HENNY PENN'.
22. THE THREE BEARS. 58 THE PEACOCK AT HOME.
23. LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD. 59- THE SLEEPING BEAUTY IN THE ..I'OD.
24. NEW TALE OF A TUB.* 6o. THE TOY PRIMER.
S5. NURSERY TLES. 61. THE PET LAMB.
26. OLD MOTHER HUBBARD. 62. THE FAIR ONE WITH THE GOLDEN LOCKS
27. PICTURt'; FROM ENGLISH HISTORY. 63. JACK THE GIANT KILLER.
28. L itto Second Period. 64. ROBBINSON CR I( OE.
29. Ditto Third Period. 65. COCK SPARROW'S CHRiSTMAS.
30. Ditto Fourth Period. 66. QUEER CHARACTERS.
31. PUSS IN BOOTS. 67. &ESOP'S FABLES.
32. IC.'1l THUME'. 68.. ROBIN'S CHRISTMAS 'iNG.
33. BAbL'S IN THE %'00D 69. THE LION'S RECEPTION.
34. JACK AND THE BEANSTALK. .,. THE -i OG PRINCE.
35. THE LAUGI.ABI.L A B C. 7'. GOODY TWO SHOi-
36. WILD ANIMALS, First Series.* 72. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.
37 I'.1"o Second Scries.* 73. ALPHABET OF OLD 1-r IENI.
38. Ditto Third Series.* 74. GING -. t;RE.':.D
43. Ditto Fourth Series.* 75. OLD NURSERY RHYMES, WITH THE OLD TUNES.
a9. FAMi ANIMALS, First Series.* 76. THE YELLOW WAVARF.
40. Pitto r. -ond Series.* 77. ALADDIN.
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