Arabian Nights Images - Gustaf Tenggren

What a gem this book is! On the cover it's identified as Tenggren's Golden Tales from the Arabian Nights. Gustaf Tenggren is the illustrator and it's very appropriate that he gets credit for this slim oversized volume with beautiful color illustrations on every page. It was published by Simon and Schuster, New York, 1957.

Tenggren's images are lovely, with a strong East Indian flavor to them, and he seems to enjoy depicting dancers! The image at the top of the page is an example. It's from the title page and isn't associated with any specific story.

This is from the Contents page, also not associated with any specific story. She looks so much like what most people think of as a belly dancer that I had to scan her.
Here's Scheherezade telling her stories to her sister, Dunyazade, and the King.
This is Morgiana, from "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves," engaging in a little subterfuge.
And here she is, doing her dance, this time with two daggers!
This cute camel is from the endpapers, which seem to be a montage of assorted scenes from the stories. This particular image is very similar to one from "The Sleeper Awakened" so I infer that's what it's supposed to be; I just like the look of the camel in this one better.
This is another good dancing scene. It's also from "The Sleeper Awakened," showing what happened when he woke up.