Eastern Fables, or The Fables of Pilpay
. Frederick Warne and Co. Ltd., . London ,
PN989.I5 E38 1890 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Reading this book has been enlightening. Many emphases are different from what I know in the tradition of Pilpay. Dabschelim here is an honored king. There seems to be an added second rule to Houschenk's thirteen rules: Get rid of flatterers and railers, for they cause disturbance. The five chapters seem to work off of each of the first four rules, respectively. Dabschelim is instructed to travel to Serandib to learn the fables that will exemplify the rules. In fact I took detailed notes on this book, because it seems to represent a significant alternative version to the versions I know best. There is a simple design at the head of each fable. This book looks like a typical Warne reprint of a translation with a known author. Now who is that author? The bottom of the spine is deteriorating badly. Sold once in Perth, this copy was owned once by the Church of Christ Bible School on Lake Street; it is inscribed by a Virginia Sullivan.