The Anwar-i-Suhaili or Lights of Canopus Commonly Known As Kalilah and Damnah

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    First Edition.

    32cm x 25cm. xviii, 504 pages, colour borders. Publisher’s bevelled cloth, gauffered edges.

    Being an adaptation by Mulla Husain Bin Ali Al Wai’z-Al-Kashifi of The Fables of Bidpai. Translated from the Persian by Arthur N. Wollaston. The 1877 English translation by Arthur Naylor Wollaston (1842-1922) of the Persian version of the Panchatantra, an ancient collection of animal fables. Wollaston began work as a civil servant in the India Office at age 16 going onto become registrar. He was also an ardent Persian scholar, translating this work, as well as compiling an English-Persian Dictionary in 1882.

    Spine discoloured. Minor rubbing to cloth. Hinges professional reinforced. Very minor foxing to endpapers. Previous owner’s name. Very Good Condition.

    $1,800.00 AUD

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