The Fables of Pilpay. Bidpai.
The Fables of Pilpay.

The Fables of Pilpay.

1818. London: Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy; J. Booker; Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mayor, and Jones; Law and Whittaker; Rodwell and Martin; & J. Walker, 1818.

Sm. 8vo, xii, 312 pp. Small vignette woodcuts in the text throughout. Original boards, printed paper label, upper hinge repaired. Large woodcut bookplate of Charles B. Horrax.

§ First edition of this version, scarce in original boards (also issued in a cloth binding). They were based on a translation by Joseph Harris of Les fables de Pilpay, 1698, which purported to be a translation of the Kal lah wa-Dimnah, but was in fact a translation by Gilbert Gaulmin and D w d Sa’ d of the first four chapters of the Persian Anv r i Suhayl. Item #122938

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