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[Bidpai]. [Fables].
The instructive and entertaining fables of Pilpay, an ancient Indian philosopher. Containing a number of excellent rules for the conduct of persons of all ages, and in all Stations: Under several Heads. Corrected, improved, and enlarged; and adorned with near seventy cuts neatly Engraved.
1747. London: printed for S. Birt, in Ave-Mary-Lane; and D. Browne, at the Black Swan without Temple-Bar, MDCCXLVII. [1747]. 12mo, [2], ix, [9], 231, [1]pp. With the plates printed three to a leaf. Modern mottled calf, red morocco label, a few small marginal tears repaired with tape. § First published in 1699 as 'The fables of Pilpay'. 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 '. ESTC T143267 (numerous holdings). Scarce in commerce.
Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller [U.S.A.]

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