The Instructive and Entertaining Fables of Pilpay
. Darf Publishers . London
PN989.I5 B4 1987 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Nice paperback facsimile. Lindseth has the sixth edition, of 1789, which he identifies as published by J.F. and C. Rivington in London. General Heads are listed on ix, while a full listing of fables begins on x. This Bidpai follows the five-chapter tradition. There are many fables here that I would not have expected to see, including The Gardener and the Bear (101). Many fables are new to me, like The King and His Mistress (172). The method of rendering the woodcuts here may fail to do them justice. The book represents a compromise between the integrated narrative typical of Bidpai and the each fable deserves a new page Western approach. A lucky find near the British Museum.