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First edition, one of 550 copies. Octavo. Publisher’s original thick paper wrappers, with printed, fold-around dustjacket.


A very good copy indeed, in a very good dustwrapper, slightly toned of spine.


A beautifully produced limited edition, introduced and edited by the great folklorist Joseph Jacobs. Uncommon in an original state.


Jacobs provides ample introductory notes and appendices, before presenting Thomas North’s text for the Fables of Bidpai, originally published in 1570.


Also known as the Panchatantra, the Fables of Bidpai, are a popular collection of ancient Indian animal fables.

The Earliest English Version Of The Fables Of Bidpai

SKU: 195
  • Author

    Joseph Jacobs

  • Publisher

    London, David Nutt

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